01 Program PeriodMarch 1–March 9, 2022
A detailed schedule of events will be announced on this website in early February. We will try our best to maximize accessibility from different time zones, but will also appreciate your flexibility during the program period. Participants are encouraged to attend all the events in real time if possible, but for those who cannot do so, we intend to make recordings of some of the events available.
02 Program Contents subject to change
|Mar. 2||Wed||Introducing PRI and WRC|
|Mar. 3–4||Thu–Fri||Social and cultural activities with students and researchers in PRI and WRC|
|Mar. 7-8||Mon–Tue||International PWS Symposium (more information will be posted here in early January)|
|Mar. 9||Wed||Information session for entrance examination and on-site internship|
Anyone from any country who is considering applying for the graduate-level (MSc/DSc) International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research or on-site participation in the PRI/WRC Short-Term Internship Program (pending relaxation of international travel restrictions) in the future is welcome to participate. However, if we receive more applications than we can accept (see Maximum Number of Participants, below), participants will be selected based on: (1) how well their academic interests match our graduate/internship programs; and (2) how likely they will succeed in our graduate/internship programs, as judged from the submitted application materials.
04 Maximum Number of Participants
Approximately 10 current undergraduate/master's students, plus ~10 recent graduates of bachelor's/master's programs who are not currently enrolled at universities
None. This program is funded by the Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program of Kyoto University.
06 Per Diem
None (not applicable to virtual internship).
07 Important Dates:
|January 20, 2022||9:00 a.m.*||Deadline for application|
|January 24, 2022||Notification of application result|
|February 7, 2022||9:00 a.m.*||Deadline for accepted applicants to submit additional documents (see below).|
* Note all times are in Japan Standard Time (GMT/UTC+9).
08 Additional Documents Required from/for Accepted Participants after Jan. 24, 2022
If you are accepted into this virtual internship program, we will require the documents listed below in order to formalize your participation in the program. Instruction on how to submit these documents will be provided in the acceptance notification.
Students who are currently enrolled at a university: (1) a dean's letter requesting admission to the Primatology and Wildlife Science Virtual Internship Program (we will provide you with a template); (2) a current copy of your academic transcript (unofficial transcript obtained from the registrar's office is acceptable). The dean's letter will allow us to admit you into the program as an official Short-term International Student of Kyoto University and waive your tuition fees.
All other participants: (1) a short recommendation letter from a recent faculty advisor; (2) a copy of your most-recent academic transcript.