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Vulcanus Traineeship for EU Students in Japan

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Vulcanus Traineeship for EU Students in Japan

 

Deadline: 20 January 2014
Open to: European students of engineering or science in at least the fourth year of a course at an EU University
Grant: Yen 1,900,000 (ca. Eur 14,000) to cover transportation and cost of living in Japan

Description

The programme consists of industrial placements for EU students. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States.  This programme aims to improve and stimulate the industrial co-operation and better mutual understanding between Japan and the EU. The objectives are to study the range of advanced technologies employed by a leading Japanese host company; to learn Japanese and to understand and appreciate Japanese culture with a view to an enriching one year experience abroad; and to be well placed in a future career to interact with Japanese businesses and people.

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The students follow:

  1. one-week seminar on Japan,
  2. four-month intensive Japanese language course,
  3. eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company.

Applications are particularly welcomed from the following underrepresented countries: Croatia, Bulgaria, Malta, Slovenia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark and Estonia.

Eligibility

At the time of application, candidates must be both:

  1. citizens from EU Member States,
  2. engineering or science students in the fields of computer science, science engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical, electronics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physics, telecommunication, information, nuclear engineering, civil engineering, metal materials, ceramics, production system.

The students must be in at least the fourth year of a course at an EU University. In accordance with the regulations of their respective universities, the students will be either undergraduates or postgraduate students who are able to take a year out – as a recognised part of their course or as a year off – or postgraduates.

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.

Grant

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.

Application

Applications must be postmarked no later than 20 January 2014. Those interested should fill in the application document HERE and send it to:

Eu-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
52 Rue Marie de Bourgogne
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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.

Please send any inquiries to vulcanus@eu-japan.eu.

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