Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. The programme consists of industrial placements for EU / COSME* 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 will participate in a one-week seminar on Japan, a four-month intensive Japanese language course and then an eight-month traineeship in a Japanese company.
The programme is financed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Japanese host company. The EU / COSME 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.
- citizen of an EU Member-State or a COSME partening country;
- a student of engineering or science at an EU / COSMEuniversity , enrolled in at least the fourth year of studies, when applying to the Vulcanus programme;
- able to provide a certificate of enrollment at the university valid until at least 3 months prior to the starting of the programme
Applicants will be 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