There will be General Seminar and Sport Performance Seminar for one week.
If you are selected to participate in the seminar you are required to attend all sessions and to make a short presentation.

Candidate criteria:

  • 1. Hold a passionate interest in the Olympic Movement and Sports Science for Top Coaching (e.g. graduate student, young researcher, young coach)
  • 2. Be an imminent leader in your country in sport professions in the near future
  • 3. Possess advanced level knowledge and skills of sport disciplines
  • 4. Possess English language proficiency to understand the seminars in English and communicate effectively with other participants and professors (with the score of TOEIC 650, TOEFL (iBT) 70, IELT 5.0 or international experience of one year or more in an English-speaking country)
  • 5. We only accept individuals who have never participated in‘TIAS’ (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies) or ‘NIFISA’ (NIFS International Sport Academy) program.
  • * We are planning to accept approximately 10 participants.

Start accepting registrations:  9th November

Registration deadline:  28th November

Primary selection results:  early December 

Application must include the following:

  • 1. Completed Resume Form (attached Resume Form) and attach your current photo
  • 2. Completed Proposal Form (attached Proposal Form): Within 300 words (include reason(s) or motivations for interest in participating)
  • 3. A signed Letter of Recommendation from your country’s Regional or National Sport Federation, National Olympic Committee or from your university.

All documents and forms must be completed in English

All personal information submitted will be treated in a confidential manner by NIFISA and will be used only for the purpose of selecting participants for the program.


We will cover expenses for your travel from and to a designated airport in your country of origin and for accommodation and breakfast in Kanoya only (We will send e-ticket for flight).
You will pay for any expenses from and to your home, lunch and dinner while the seminar and all other expenses that you incur including any travel and medical insurance and associated costs.

Next Steps

Selected candidates will participate in a short Skype interview conducted in English with professors from the NIFISA.

If you are selected to attend the seminar, you will be required to provide a photocopy of your current passport, a completed copy of the Photo Release form, a statement about any special diet requirements or allergies to food, and a copy of the travel insurance certificate.

Skype interview: early December

Final selection results: early December - middle December 


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