TRAINEESHIPS IN JAPAN FOR FINAL YEAR ENGINEERING STUDENTS! VULCANUS PROGRAMME (2019-20)

What if you could receive a 15,000€ grant to acquire your 1st professional experience upon your graduation in a top engineering company in Japan?

Every great accomplishment starts with the decision to simply try: 
Apply by 20/01/2019!

WHAT IS VULCANUS IN JAPAN PROGRAMME?
The programme consists of industrial placements for 4th year EU undergraduate students and students in the penultimate year of PhD.. The whole programme takes place in Japan.
It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States. (Traineeship period: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2019)

The students follow:

  • A seminar in Japan (September)
  • A 4-month Intensive Japanese Language Course (September – December)
  • An 8-month traineeship in a Japanese company (January - August)

VULCANUS IN JAPAN OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
You must be:

  • Citizen of an EU Member-State * or a COSME ** partening country.
  • a student of engineering or science *** at an EU / COSME university, enrolled –at the  moment of application in between the 4th official year of studies and the penultimate year of PhD.
  • able to provide a certificate of enrolment at the university valid until at least 3 months prior to the starting of the programme.
  • able to take a year off!

(*) note for British applicants

(**) Non EU ? Please check if your country has joined COSME and the agreement is “in force”. Then you can apply. (See here the status of your country & of the country of your university.)

(***) Computer science, science engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical, electronics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physics, telecommunication, nuclear engineering, civil engineering, metal materials, ceramics, production system, GNSS …

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
Applicants are short-listed on the basis of their academic record and the opinion of their tutors, their knowledge of written and spoken English, their motivation, their attitude to EU-Japan relations and their ability to adapt to a different culture. The final say lies with the Japanese host companies.

WHO PAYS WHAT?
This programme is financed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Japanese host company. The EU / COSME * students are awarded a grant of 1,900,000 Yen (15,479.58 EUR)  to cover the cost of travel to and from Japan and living expenses in Japan. There is no charge for the language course and seminar, and accommodation is provided free of charge during the language course and the company traineeship.

WHY PARTICIPATE?
In order to get acquainted with the range of advanced technologies employed by a leading Japanese host company, to learn Japanese and appreciate the Japanese culture with a view to an enriching one-year experience abroad and to become more employable by gaining your 1st professional experience in an international company.
(See also here)

HOW TO APPLY?
Deadline to apply for session 2019/2020: 20 January 2019

HOW TO APPLY: supporting docs

Application form    

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Prezi video (explanation) 

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For further clarifications:
Andrea Athanassiou
Studies and Student Welfare Service
Frederick University
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel: +357 22394394 ext.41212