Deadline: 22 January 2017
Location: Kyutech, Japan
Scholarship Amount: 145,000 yen per month
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) have established a United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies for nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems. It will be done through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech.
Every year this “Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)” Fellowship Programme will accept up to two students in the Masters course (2 years duration) and up to four students in the Doctorate course (3 years duration). Successful participants will be awarded a master or doctorate degree after successful thesis defence. The successful candidates will enroll in the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) after passing an official entrance examination by the Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Technology.
The PNST Programme candidates for the Master degree are required to have completed a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (4 year University degree) and the candidates for the Doctorate degree are required to have completed a Master Degree or equivalent (5 year University degree), both in engineering-related subjects. Other degrees in different technological fields can be considered by the Commission. Adequate written and spoken English language skills are required
The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students). Amount of the grant is 145,000 yen per month for the duration of their fellowship study (2 or 3 years). Grant is given to cover housing, food, local transportation, and other expenses (actual scholarship amount is subject to change). Each candidate will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, an economy class air ticket between an international airport in the country of his/her nationality and Narita International Airport or Fukuoka International Airport. Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations will be paid by Kyutech.