Industrial placements for EU students in Japan. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States.
This programme aims to improve and stimulate the industrial co-operation and better mutual understanding between Japan and the EU. The objectives are: to study the range of advanced technologies employed by a leading Japanese host company; to learn Japanese and to understand and appreciate Japanese culture with a view to an enriching one year experience abroad; to be well placed in a future career to interact with Japanese businesses and people. In accordance with the regulations of their respective universities, the students will be either undergraduates or postgraduate students who are able to take a year out - as a recognised part of their course or as a year off - or postgraduates.
The students will have to provide a certificate of enrollment at the university prior to the starting of the programme. The European students are awarded grants Yen 1.
There is no charge for the language course and seminar.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic record, 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.