Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency is a publicly funded astronautics agency conducting research in several astronautics-related fields. It is a nationally and internationally recognized institution working in collaboration with the European Space Agency ESA, NASA, and higher education and research institutions worldwide.

As part of the cooperation with JAXA, RWTH students in the fields of engineering and the natural sciences have the opportunity to complete research projects of a few months duration or even Master's theses in site in Japan. Alternatively, open arrangement with JAXA, it is possible to individually arrange periods of study or research abroad.

Please also note the opportunities for funding provided by MIRAI scholarship for students and doctoral candidates at RWTH Aachen.

General Information
Country Japan
City Tokyo
Founded 2003
Number of Students


International Office

Exchange Program
Type of Agreement University Cooperation
Who can apply? Master Students
Doctoral Candidates
Type of Stay Research activities and projects only
Length of Stay flexible
Time of Stay flexible
Number of Exchange Placements flexible

Research Possibilities
  • Faculties and Institutes
  • Department of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Department of Space Flight Systems
  • Department of Solar System Science
  • Department of Spacecraft Engineering
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Space Science

Prerequisites for application Very good academic performance
Language requirements

Very good English skills

TOEFL is not required

Deadline for applications to the International Office

You can apply at any time, but at least six months prior to the planned research stay

Please submit your application to: Bettina Dinter

Financial Aspects
Costs Travel expenses, living costs and housing
Average Costs of Living approximately 800 euros
Funding Opportunities

BAföG Abroad (de)
MIRAI RWTH Scholarship for Japan
PROMOS Abroad Scholarships
RWTH Scholarship Database
DAAD Scholarship Database (de)

Practical Information

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Health Insurance

Participants must take out health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad.