Go to learn about Technology in Japan

Are you interested in technology and in the pioneering Japanese one? Here it is “Vulcanus in Japan”, the opportunity you were waiting for: spend a period in Japan, working in a company and learning more about the technological development and the culture of the land of the rising sun.

What Vulcanus in Japan is?

Vulcanus in Japan is a programme created in 1997 by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, offering industrial placements for EU students. It consists of a 12 months programme:

  • 1 week of seminar on Japan;
  • 4-month intensive course of Japanese language;
  • 8 months of traineeship in a Japanese company.

The aim of the programme is to improve cooperation and better understanding between Japan and the EU, in the fields of technology and industry.

Who can apply?

In order to apply you need to be an EU citizen and to be at least in your third year of an engineering or science degree at a University located in the EU.

The programme starts in September and ends in August of the following year. It could also count as your “placement year”, if required by your course.

How to apply?

It is quite simple: fill the application and wait for an answer.

The application for the period September 2020-August 2021 will open in November and will close in January 2020. So, start collecting the documents you will need to apply.

The selection will happen according to different criteria:

  • academic record;
  • recommendations by your teachers;
  • knowledge of English;
  • motivation;
  • attitude to EU-Japan relations:
  • ability to adapt to a different culture.

How much does it cost?

Don’t worry, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation can help you facing the costs. First of all, you will get a 2.000.000-yen grant (about 16.500 euros) to cover the travel costs. Furthermore, language course and seminar are free and you’ll get an accommodation during the whole period.

So, what are you waiting for? APPLY, and write us about your experience.


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