Vulcanus in Europe - host a Japanese intern in R&D

The 'Vulcanus in Europe' programme offers EU companies an opportunity to host Japanese S&T university students as interns in R&D for a 7-month period (or, 6-month in case of internships in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden).

'Vulcanus in Europe' is a 1-year programme, taking place in Europe and is divided into two main parts:

  • Language Training (4 months): Japanese students (your future interns) will arrive in Europe in April 2024 and attend an intensive language course for 4 months in order to gain a working knowledge of the EU language spoken in their future host company.
  • Internship (6 - 7 months): From mid-August 2024 (or mid-September, if requested by your national law) to mid-March 2025, your student(s) would join your company in order to work as interns.
How to apply

If you are interested in joining the programme, kindly complete the online application form and submit it by 23 September 2023.

Please feel free to submit as many offers as you have available internships, with different contents.

Each company can host up to 2 interns (3 under exceptional circumstances).

Deadline to apply: 23 September 2023


Hidria’s experience:

Entering Vulcanus program was new for Hidria. Selection of students via video calls and communication with Vulcanus representatives was very efficient and conditions were clear from the beginning. After performing video interviews we agreed with a student Takuro Kondo to start traineeship at Hidria Advancetec. Being an electronics student and given his previous experience on software coding we involved him in new project related to Data analysis in Azure cloud. His work was mostly related to coding of building blocks for GUI for injection molding process. Data were analyzed in real time and visualized through charts in GUI. Takuro did not have much experience with cloud coding but he learned quickly and contributed a lot in this project. If he could stay for another couple months project could be completed in fulness, regardless of this we were satisfied with the amount of work that was done.

For Hidria it was a positive experience having Takuro on board, learning about Japanese culture and way of living. We believe Takuro also had good time in beautiful Soča Valley region in Slovenia where Hidria is located. We wish Takuro all the best in his future challenges.


The Testimonial is from the company Hidria Advancetec.
Supervisor of Vulcanus in Europe 2022-23: Mr. Berginc Boštjan

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