Instituto Superior Técnico

Área Internacional

VULCANUS Programme

The VULCANUS programme consists of industrial placements for Portuguese students in Japan who have their master completed by the date of beginning of the traineeship. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States. It is a unique opportunity to travel to Japan and absorb its corporate culture.

The programme is open to EU Science and Engineering students. It is structured as follows:

  • Course on the Japanese culture (1 week);
  • Course on Japanese language(4 months);
  • Traineeship in a Japanese company (8 months).

Some of the companies that offered traineeships in previous years include, for example, NTT Data / NTT, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi Ltd, Toshiba Corporation, Sony Corporation, NEC Corporation, Canon, Asahi Kasei Kogyo, Matsushita Electric, Kawasaki Stell Corp e NKK.

For further information, contact NMCI or visit VULCANUS website.

How to apply?

  • Deadline: the first two weeks of January.