We particularly encourage students from the following under-represented countries to apply:
"My year spent in Japan has without a doubt been the most exciting experience of my life so far. ‘Vulcanus’ is truly an unbeatable opportunity to work in a top Japanese company, while learning Japanese and experiencing Japan's diverse culture and its amazing natural wonders. The programme enables you to not only make giant leaps forward in terms of personal growth, but also obliges you to quickly acquire new professional qualities and skills that will definitely come in handy for your future professional career. For all the aforementioned reasons, for all the precious moments shared with the inspiring people that I met, for the excellent Japanese language courses at Naganuma School, for all the professional skills I acquired and for countless other reasons, I am so immensely grateful to have had the privilege and honour to participate in this amazing ‘Vulcanus in Japan’ programme."
"a) Japan is a place of endless fascination with a startlingly impressive culture.
Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. 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 students follow:
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.
You must be:
* Computer science, science engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical, electronics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, physics, telecommunication, nuclear engineering, civil engineering, metal materials, ceramics, production system,…
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.
Deadline to apply: 20 January
Documents to submit: see list in the first page of the application form.
Application form and relevant documents are uploaded every year in November.
Should you consult this webpage from February to October, please take a look at the OLD application form, that you can find online ONLY FOR CONSULTATION.
As a university, you may submit applications of several students enrolled in your establishment, who wish to take part in this programme.
Applications must be sent by post.
Each application must include all the documents listed in the 1st page of the application form (we cannot accept documents sent separately). The application form must be duly filled in, and signed. Should this not be the case, the application will be automatically rejected.