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Vulcanus in Japan

Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. The programme consists of industrial placements for EU students. Deadline: 20 January 2014

Information of the Grant

Place of the Grant
Investigation and Education
Area of Knowledge
Science and Technology
Start-Date of the Call
End-Date of the Call
Duration of the Grant
One year.
This programme is financed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Japanese host company. The European students are awarded a grant (Yen 1.900.000) 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 course and seminar and the company traineeship.

Information and Application

Academic Requirements
Applicants must be a student of engineering or science at an EU University, enrolled in at least the fourth year of studies, when applying to the Vulcanus programme and able to provide a certificate of enrollment at the university valid until at least 3 months prior to the starting of the programme.
Other Requirements
Students must be EU citizens and be able so live in Japan for a year according to the regulations of their home university or as a sabbatical year.
Applicants are selected 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.
Link to the Information of the Grant
Additional Information
It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States.

The students follow:

- a one-week seminar on Japan,
- a four-month intensive Japanese language course,
- and then an eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company.

Information of the Calling Entity

Calling Entity
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Website of the Calling Entity
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