United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme Post-graduate Study on Nano-Satellite Technology (PNST)
Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates for the United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme for postgraduate studies in Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) which really is a Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship.
The fellowship which can be for nationals of non-space-faring nations provides extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the utilization of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities offered at Kyutech.
What is PNST?
PNST is a fellowship programme between the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) started from 2013 for nationals of developing countries or non-space faring nations. This programme is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology: MEXT of Japan.
Provides opportunities for 3 students in the Master’s Programme (2 years duration) and 3 students in the Doctoral Programme (3 years duration) to enroll in Kyutech’s Space Engineering International Course (SEIC).
Fellowship Sponsor(s): United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Government of Japan
Host Institution(s): Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Postgraduate
Duration: 2-3 years
Nationality: Developing countries
United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship | Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- 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 1987;
- Should have the academic and professional background required by the specific fellowship programme.
- Candidates 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.
- Candidates 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: Interested and eligible applicants for the United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship are to register online and thereafter proceed to submit their application form. 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, not later than the application deadline.
Application Deadline: 10 January 2023 at 23:00 JST