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Application open for VULCANUS IN JAPAN



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.


Applicants must be :
1/ EU nationals ;
2/ engineering or science students (°) ;
3/ at the time of application, applicants must 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, production system, etc.

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.


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 1.900.000 yen to cover the cost of travel to and from Japan and basic 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.

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 EUJapan relations and their ability to adapt to a different culture.

More infromations and application forms :

Dates of the programme : September 2013 - August 2014 DEADLINE TO APPLY : 20 JANUARY 2013

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