Applications are invited for United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme for the postgraduate programme to study in Japan starting from September/October 2016. Fellowship is awarded to nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations.
Every year this “Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)” Fellowship Programme will accept up to two students in the Master’s course (2 years duration) and up to four students in the Doctorate course (3 years duration).
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly’s only committee dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postgraduate study.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded on Nano-Satellite Technologies.
Scholarship Award: The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of about 145,000 yen per month for the duration of their fellowship study (2 or 3 years) 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.
Scholarship can be taken in Kitakyushu, Japan
Eligibility: Applicants should:
Nationality: Fellowship is awarded to nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations (countries without an established substantial capability to develop space technology/launch space objects).
English language Requirements: If selected for the Fellowship you will be asked to provide solid evidence of English language competency from one of internationally acknowledged exams (such as TOEFL, TOEIC, etc., e.g. by providing a copy of your TOEFL iBT score) by the end of June 2016. Therefore, if you have not yet taken such an exam, you should do so at your earliest convenience. If it is difficult or not possible to sit an internationally acknowledged English exam prior to the application deadline, you may temporarily provide an alternative proof of your English language skills, such as an English language certificate, certified by a local English teacher or language institution.
How to Apply: Before submitting the completed application documents through the online upload form, please first complete the electronic registration form, using the link below:
After registering for PNST you will receive a confirmation email with the web address where you will download the .doc-versions of the application forms.
Application Deadline: Applications for the Fellowship Programme will be accepted until 22 January 2017.