November 24, 2016

United Nations/Japanese Government Long-term Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries

Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship Programme:
United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme 2017


Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Technology
Course Level: Research fellowship (Masters, Phd)
Provider: UNOOSA, Government of Japan
Country to Study in: Japan

Scholarship Description
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 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.

Every year this "Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)" Fellowship Programme will accept students in both the Masters course and the Doctorate course. 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 Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech. Applications for the 2017 intake are now being accepted until 22 January 2017.

Eligibility
Candidates should:
  • Be nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations (countries without an established substantial capability to develop space technology/launch space objects);
  • Be duly nominated by their institutions;
  • Be born on or after 2 April 1982;
  • Have the academic and professional background required by the specific fellowship programme. Candidates seeking a Master degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (4 year university degree) in engineering-related subjects. Candidates seeking a Doctorate degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Master Degree or equivalent (5 years university degree) in engineering-related subjects. Degrees in different technological fields can be considered by the Doctor Commission;and
  • Be able to make professional use of the experience gained in the fellowship programme.
Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing Countries

Participating Institutions
The Graduate School, Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Kitakyushu; Japan

Fields of study
Masters and Doctoral level studies of the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC)

Number of awards
Programme accepts up to two students in the Masters course and up to four students in the Doctorate course

Sponsorship duration
Total of 2 years duration for the Masters course, and 3 years duration for the Doctorate course

Scholarship benefits
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.

Method of Application
Before submitting the completed application documents through the online upload-form, please first complete the electronic registration form, using the link below: Registration for the Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST). 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.

The fully completed application form and other required documents except the referee report forms shall be submitted in electronic format (.doc or .pdf) at the Web address that is in the confirmation e-mail you will receive after registering above.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on completing the application for this research fellowship.

DEADLINES:
Applications open 4 September 2016. Applications for the 2017 intake are now being accepted. Submit your fully completed application form and other required documents by no later than 22 January 2017.

PLEASE NOTE:
Kyushu Institute of Technology is one of the 87 national universities in Japan. Located in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, it is dedicated to education and research in the fields of science and technology. It is often abbreviated to KIT and sometimes to Kyutech.

For any further questions regarding the PNST, please contact pnst@unoosa.org.

Application Deadline: 22 January 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes (ONLY Developing countries)

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