"Regarding my Vulcanus year, there was clearly a ‘before’ and an ‘after’, and I can firmly say it has been the most important and enriching experience in my life so far. In this programme, you receive a unique opportunity to improve yourself both personally and professionally by actually participating in the Japanese working environment and society, as well as learning or improving your Japanese language. Financially-speaking, Vulcanus is unbeatable. You will not find any other similar programme which allows everybody, even those with modest incomes, to have a totally-covered one year stay in Japan. Japan is now a part of me, and I know that, along with the friends for life that I made there, it is something I will never forget."
"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:
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,…
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.
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.
As a university, you may submit applications of several students enrolled in your establishment, who wish to take part in this programme.