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VULCANUS IN JAPAN 2012

VULCANUS IN JAPAN

WHAT IS IT ?

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. The whole programme takes place in Japan.

The students follow :

1/ a seminar on “Japan”

2/ a 4-month intensive Japanese language course

3/ an 8-month traineeship in a Japanese company

VULCANUS IN JAPAN started in 1997.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE ?

Applicants must be :

1/ EU nationals

2/ engineering or science students (°)

3/ at the time of application, applicantsmust be registered at an EU University on a postgraduate or an undergraduate course (at least at the 3rd year)

4/ they must be able to take a year out

(°) Computer science, science engineering,mechanical engineering, chemical, electronics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physics, telecommunication, nuclear engineering, metal materials, ceramics, production system, etc.

OBJECTIVES

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, to be well placed in your future career to interact with Japanese businesses and people.

WHO PAYS WHAT ?

This programme is financed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (a joint venture co-financed by the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry), and the Japanese host company. The European students are awarded a grant of 2.000.000 yen 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants are selected on the basis of theiracademic record and the opinion of their tutors, their knowledge of written and spoken English, their motivation, their attitude to EUJapan relations and their ability to adapt to a different culture.

Dates of the programme : September 2012 - August 2013

DEADLINE TO APPLY : 20 JANUARY 2012

http://www.eu-japan.eu/global/vulcanus-in-japan.html

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a joint venture co-financed by the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry for Economy, Trade & Industry. The EU-Japan Centre alone is responsible for the information contained in its communications or publications. Neither the European Commission nor the Government of Japan is responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


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