OIST STEM Experience, Exploration, and Discovery (SEED) Program is designed for Super Science High schools (SSH) and high schools with science-oriented curricula nationwide. After assessing the needs of participating schools, we aim to provide experiences that will stimulate students' interest in science and technology and develop new research skills that can contribute to future studies.

At the same time, the program can also contribute to increasing the motivation of students who aspire to work internationally in the future by conducting science activities in English. Through various interactions with international students, researchers, and staff at OIST, the program offers opportunities for participants not only to learn about science but also about their future careers.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us.

Program Contents

The program is designed to provide a deeper understanding of science through an introduction to our research, campus and lab tours, lectures and presentations by researchers, and activities that bring the research experience closer to students.  We will adjust the program content as needed based on the student’s grade and the number of participants.  Programs can also be organized over multiple days, and we are currently conducting an on-site program only. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have a specific topic or area of interest, please indicate it in the comment section of the application form.

Sample Schedule (Duration: 120 min.~)

Introduction of OIST 15 min.
Career talk by researchers and/or students 45 min.
Hands-on science activities or
Science presentations and feedback sessions with OIST students or researchers
60 min.~
OIST campus tour 50 min.

※Depending on the length of the visit, hands-on research activities with OIST students and researchers are also available.  Please inquire for details.

Sample Hands-on Activities

Program Options

Possible Number of Participants

Maximum of 40 people per program. For larger groups, please contact us separately.

Program Fee

¥8,000 per day for each participating student.

Implementation Date and Time

Weekdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance of the desired date of the program.  Please submit the application form at least 3 months prior to the desired date.

Application Form


Data use policy:

OIST collects personal information as part of the application process. The information you provide may be used by the Graduate School of the University for admissions and other related purposes.  If you request that your personal information to be deleted, OIST will make your personal information untraceable and anonymous, and will retain only a portion of your information, such as your areas of interest.


  • Please consult with us in advance about taking photos and videos, posting them on SNS, publishing them on TV, newspapers, and other media.
  • During your visit, teaching and research will continue as usual in the facility.  Please inform students in advance to keep quiet in the facility.
  • After checking availability, our representative will contact you to confirm your reservation.


Please feel free to contact us.
Science Education Outreach Team| Email: science.outreach@oist.jp

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