Vulcanus - an industrial internship and language course in Japan

With its "Vulcanus in Japan" programme, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation offers EU students the opportunity to complete a language course and internship in Japan.

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What does the course provide?

  • An internship in Japanese industry.
  • A 12-month programme starting in September.
  • A 1-week Japan seminar.
  • A 4-month intensive Japanese language course.
  • An 8-month internship in a Japanese company.
  • A  grant of 1,900,000 Yen to cover travel to and from Japan, living costs and the seminar and language course.
  • Company accommodation.

Who is eligible for funding?

  • HTW students with EU citizenship.
  • Students of engineering or natural sciences.
  • BA students in their 5th semester or MA students.
  • Students whose study regulations permit them to spend a year abroad as a recognized part of their degree course, or who can be granted a 1-year leave of absence from their studies.

Aims of the project

  • Studying hi-tech Japanese industrial technology.
  • Developing an understanding of Japanese culture.
  • Learning Japanese.
  • Establishing valuable cultural and business links between Japan and Germany.

Selection criteria

  • Basis: academic record and evaluation.
  • Level of English skills.
  • Motivation.
  • Positive attitude to the furthering of EU-Japanese relations.
  • Adaptability