Sep 4 – 15, 2023
Naka Fusion Institute, QST, Naka, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Application Process


The School attendance is limited to a selected number of students (20), equally distributed between Japan and Europe, to allow for efficient supervised exercises, group work and strong interaction with lecturers. Note that the number of lecturers will be comparable to that of students.

Participation is open to PhD students and to physicists and engineers in the early phase of their careers, who are presently involved in fusion research. Education at Master level and affiliation to a European or Japanese research institute or University (independently of applicants' nationality) are required. A good working knowledge of the English language is necessary.

The participants' mission expenses will be supported by QST for Japanese participants and by EUROfusion (through the WPSA work package) for participants belonging to institutes associated to EUROfusion, with the current EUROfusion rules. Participants from European private companies or institutes not affiliated to EUROfusion should be funded by their employers.

Motivation to start or continue a career in fusion as well as broad interest in all the aspects of fusion research (physics - theory and experiments, engineering, operation of fusion facilities) will be criteria for selection, as well as motivation for team work in an international and multi-cultural environment. The school promotes diversity and gender parity.


Please submit your application here

Applicants must upload:

  • their CV (maximum 2 pages in pdf format)
  • a letter (in pdf format) signed by their manager or thesis supervisor, certifying that the applicant will be allowed to attend the school, if selected
  • a recommendation letter (in pdf format)

Information sessions

Two information Q&A sessions will take place online for European and Japanese interested people on April 5th.

For Europe: at 14:00 CEST, using the Zoom link

 (Meeting ID: 835 4510 1240    Passcode: JIFS)

For Japan: at 14:00 JST, using the Microsoft Teams link

Applications close on 15th April 2023

* Deadline extended to 22nd April *

Results will be communicated to all the applicants by beginning of June 2023.