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A unique opportunity for EU companies to host Japanese S&T university students as interns for R&D

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Di 15.06.2021, 16:22 Uhr

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (a joint venture between the Japanese Government and the European Commission) is inviting applications from EU based companies to host Japanese trainees for 6 months, from 18 August 2022 (for the programme in Germany) through the 'Vulcanus in Europe' scheme.

The trainees come from leading Japanese universities and are students in engineering, IT, biology, chemistry, and other scientific/high-tech fields. They will be able to communicate in your company’s local EU language.

EU Company’s advantages: a valuable addition to the R&D workforce and an insight into the Japanese culture, extremely useful for successful business with Japan.


'Vulcanus in Europe' programme is a 1-year programme, taking place in Europe and is divided into two main parts. The schedule for the participants who come to Germany is going to be set up as following:

  • Language Training (4 months): Japanese students (your future interns) will arrive in Germany in April 2022 and attend an intensive language course for 4 months in order to gain a working knowledge of the language spoken in their future host company.
  • Internship (6 months): The programme beginns on 19 September 2022 to 17 March 2023, students will work as interns at their host companies.

Further information is available under the following link:


Application for German companies

If you are interested in taking part in this programme as a host company, please apply for this programme by 23 September 2021 via


Ms. Margherita Rosada
Tel: +32-(0)2-282-3715

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