The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) is inviting applications for the Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship Programme in 2020.

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 through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech.

Worth of Award

The fellowship cover the following;

  • The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of approximately 144,000 JPY per month for the duration of their fellowship
  • study (2 or 3 years) to cover housing, food, local transportation, and other expenses.
  • 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.

Eligibility

To be considered eligible, applicants must be;

  • 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;
  • Born on or after 2 April 1985;
  • Should have the academic and professional background required by the specific fellowship Programme.
  • Seeking a Master’s degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (4-year university degree) in engineering-related subjects.
  • Seeking a Doctorate degree are expected to have completed studies ending with a Master’s 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.

How to Apply

  • Before submitting the completed application documents through the online upload-form, please first complete the electronic registration form,
  • Registration for the Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)

Application Submission Procedure:

  • The fully completed application form and other required documents except the referee report forms shall be submitted in electronic format (.doc or .pdf or.xls) at the Web address that is in the confirmation e-mail you will receive after registering above,
  • Note: For file, a name, do not use any non-English characters. Moreover, each character must be a one-byte type of character.
  • As well, do not use spaces in your file names as the file server will not handle such data correctly. Use “_” (underbar) or “-” (hyphen) instead, e.g. “01_Tom_Smith_2019.12.24”.
  • The Referee report forms should be sent by email to the Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) ([email protected]) email address by the referees themselves.

 

Deadline: Application closes on January 19, 2020.

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