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by yez
17 Mar 2019, 14:59
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 19/20 applicants
Replies: 264
Views: 16863
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Re: VinJ 19/20 applicants

The "rule" is that the student should not contact the company. The company is not affected by this rule afaik.

Interviews, however, have been rare in the past I think. So many people were accepted by the company simple based on the resume/letter.
by yez
09 Mar 2019, 18:35
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 19/20 applicants
Replies: 264
Views: 16863
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Re: VinJ 19/20 applicants

The very few videos that there are on YouTube of former Vulcanus participants are completely random and lacking context (like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMSfPX2KRBc). Its hilarious to watch, but I would love to see some better quality videos describing the experience. I'd be up for it...
by yez
04 Mar 2019, 14:54
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Ending date
Replies: 6
Views: 734
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Re: Ending date

SInce interships end on different days, everyone did something different. Some went straight home, some waited till end of August, some I believe returned directly, but on a 3-month holiday visa. So, basically no constraints apply, in difference to the entrance visa.
by yez
01 Mar 2019, 13:29
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 19/20 applicants
Replies: 264
Views: 16863
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Re: VinJ 19/20 applicants

I wouldn't read too much into it. Obviously, by numbers of other applicants your chances go down by changing the offer you apply for. But its not like they roll a dice (well...sometimes they do maybe...but lets assume not). If it actually matches your background and past experiences, you chances go ...
by yez
27 Feb 2019, 17:35
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 19/20 applicants
Replies: 264
Views: 16863
Flag: European Union

Re: VinJ 19/20 applicants

Yay, I have been short listed! Is it just me or the suggested company doesn't really suite my studies? I'm currently taking my second cycle degree in computer science, specifically in intelligent system, and they suggested me a company that reserchers new materials for semiconductors XD Are you als...
by yez
12 Feb 2019, 00:07
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Curiosity about visa
Replies: 2
Views: 562
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Re: Curiosity about visa

Embassy or consulate. You will be provided a CoE (certificate of eligibility) from EU-Japan Centre. After you received that, take it, together with passport to embassy/consulate (check online what services they provided at your respective location) and you will get your visa within 1-2 weeks max..
by yez
12 Feb 2019, 00:03
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Departure date if selected
Replies: 2
Views: 479
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Re: Departure date if selected

In my year, we had to arrive 1st of September I believe. Expect to arrive on 1st of Sep. this year as well (since its on a Sunday), such that kick-off is on Monday - obviously that's just a guess on my side. So, if you believe you can wrap all your business in time and you don't mind leaving very so...
by yez
09 Jan 2019, 13:48
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Motivation Letter : how can I reduce it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1469
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Re: Motivation Letter : how can I reduce it?

Probably not necessary. I only had

``````
Dear Sir or Madam,

Sincerely Yours
`````

something like address phone is not required. That is on the main documents.
by yez
22 Nov 2018, 12:11
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Motivation Letter : how can I reduce it?
Replies: 7
Views: 1469
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Re: Motivation Letter : how can I reduce it?

tl;dr: I'd advise to go over every single paragraph, sentence, and word and question yourself if it is essential (hint: probably its not - sometimes hard to accept, but true). In my opinion everything that i said is really important, [...] The first step is to accept, that this is probably not the c...
by yez
08 Mar 2018, 18:02
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

Yes, there is a sub-forum. If you are logged in, you should be able to see it from one level up from here.

Since you are all engineers/scientists and highly qualified, you will be able to find it, I'm sure :). For everyone else, viewforum.php?f=114808
by yez
22 Feb 2018, 21:40
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

I was shortlisted but I was wondering if we'll get the complete list of people...I guess this is what the admin is also waiting for to add us on the private part of the forum?! maybe ? Don't know :) And guess which user might be who in reality based on that list...? Well, gotta disappoint you - rea...
by yez
21 Feb 2018, 22:23
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

I've been shortlisted too! Still can't believe it :D It's just that the placement that they suggested doesn't match my level of studies and is not the best fit as a field either :? So, now I try to decide what placement to choose and start working on that letter. Do any of you know if we can choose...
by yez
20 Feb 2018, 20:27
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

To those who contacted me or asked here about joining the shortlist sub-forum: I assume one of the admins (most likely airdawg) will soon bump those who posted here to the appropriate usergroup (1-3 days?) - if not, shoot him a PM (but don't go and spam him right away :)). (I don't actually have the...
by yez
20 Feb 2018, 16:08
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

One year is not too bad though, so its actually not a bad fit either? Whats your primary concern about it, and whats the advantage of others?
by yez
20 Feb 2018, 15:21
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

cona11 wrote:Btw, I am not quite sure about the placement I have been recommended to apply


congrats! if you have some dobut about the placement (as in: not a good fit), but there is another one, which virtually shouts "perfect matching your personal cv/profile" then change.
by yez
22 Jan 2018, 12:18
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 26980
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Re: Waiting for the deadline

It can take some time for them to go through the applications and send the mail. And...they might not process them in order of arrival.
by yez
15 Jan 2018, 23:16
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: CV
Replies: 8
Views: 3167
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Re: CV

pietro93 wrote:with a different format and a new picture :)


If I were one of the screeners...you'd definitely get plus points for not using the fugly europass design :P
by yez
15 Jan 2018, 23:12
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: After short-list
Replies: 5
Views: 2520
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Re: After short-list

Company doesnt matter, what matters are the placement identifiers/numbers. So NTT typically offers a bunch of BRL and a bunch of Media Lab internships. Each of those get a different number and are distinct placements. Sometimes multiple potential topics are grouped under same number, but there is on...
by yez
15 Jan 2018, 11:00
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: CV
Replies: 8
Views: 3167
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Re: CV

I am using Europass for creating my CV and under personal information there is an option to put my picture. I always had it when I needed my CV in the past but I know that some countries don't like or even ignore CVs that have pictures in them. Are we allowed and is it recommended to use pictures i...
by yez
14 Jan 2018, 17:37
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Stamp on certificate of enrolment
Replies: 3
Views: 1862
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Re: Stamp on certificate of enrolment

Most likely you will have to send it again, but you might as well wait then. Sometimes universities can be a pain, as some employees go "oh, i can't stamp it, because its already official without.". Happened to me, luckily the study program coordinator walked passed, overheard, laughed and...
by yez
13 Jan 2018, 11:48
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Specifying placement offers
Replies: 2
Views: 1658
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Re: Specifying placement offers

You don't need to fill in anything. In my case, they always completely ignored it and assigned some out-of-my-interest placement and I changed my preference during the second phase.
by yez
13 Jan 2018, 11:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Stamp on certificate of enrolment
Replies: 3
Views: 1862
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Re: Stamp on certificate of enrolment

You have been shortlisted before? Theoretically you should already know then, if its okay or not. At least in the years before, the mail containing information about the second phase (shortlisting results), contained a list of individuals, who need to resubmit the certificate. There they explicitly ...
by yez
06 Nov 2017, 15:11
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Compulsory doc 4
Replies: 4
Views: 2182
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Re: Compulsory doc 4

How about translating it yourself, discuss that translation with your Prof, and then make him sign the translated version as if it were the official one?
by yez
06 Mar 2017, 11:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Resources for learning Japanese
Replies: 8
Views: 4985
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Re: Resources for learning Japanese

I just repeated what my Japanese teacher told me ;) Of course, informal language is important! I guess my point was that the book tends to lean on the informal side which is just something to keep in mind when studying with it. I personally think that that's great for beginners :) Since zaragui did...
by yez
03 Mar 2017, 10:41
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Actions after shortlisted
Replies: 12
Views: 5756
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Re: Actions after shortlisted

No, one knows the true inner workings of Vulcanus and why it takes so long. Well....probably it's just you can't give companies such harsh deadlines like us ;). Depends on your company. (very) few companies request a skype/telephone interview. Some get accepted early April. Some other on the very la...
by yez
28 Feb 2017, 18:03
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?
Replies: 2
Views: 2466
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Re: Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?

The field of the prof is certainly a bonus for the company, but I would ask the prof, who knows me and my work best. If professor 1) only knows you from attending some courses of his (so basically your grades), and 2) from you doing research/thesis with him, 2) is able to formulate a much stronger o...
by yez
24 Feb 2017, 15:40
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Commuting time to workplace?
Replies: 2
Views: 2157
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Re: Commuting time to workplace?

I don't think anyone lived very far away from their workplace. Probably in most cases <45 min to get to their respective workplace, which I guess is pretty normal for a major city. Those living further out (Hitachi, Atsugi) not so far I guess. Sometimes I walked to work in about 30 mins. Yes, some f...
by yez
24 Feb 2017, 10:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship
Replies: 12
Views: 5465
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Re: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship

And the last thing - most of the people who apply for this programme don't know about this forum before they get to Japan. Good luck! So... statistically speaking you are more likely to become a participant, if you are not on this forum guys! :) What I wanted to say is that I think it's better to p...
by yez
23 Feb 2017, 23:31
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship
Replies: 12
Views: 5465
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Re: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship

Chances are scenario from the last year might happen again and you might loose your valuable year in Japan just like that. I didn't know my case was already famous amongst people in your year! haha Indeed, I was the guy that got his internship cancelled 1 week before the pre-departure briefing :mrg...
by yez
23 Feb 2017, 19:37
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship
Replies: 12
Views: 5465
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Re: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship

Sorry, my bad. After reading all the posts I think I am going to change the traineeship, since many people do it too. Can I see in the short-list how many people have been recommended for a specific traineeship? Or only the number of people short-listed? By the way, I didn't receive the link with t...
by yez
23 Feb 2017, 15:27
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship
Replies: 12
Views: 5465
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Re: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship

Chances are scenario from the last year might happen again and you might loose your valuable year in Japan just like that. Could you explain this a bit more detailed please? Not sure about his specific case, but it has happened in the past, that companies drop out (short-notice). Happened in my yea...
by yez
23 Feb 2017, 15:09
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship
Replies: 12
Views: 5465
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Re: Applying for a different than suggested traineeship

This question has been answered before (on more than one occasion i think), so guys use the forum search ;)

e.g.: viewtopic.php?f=114806&t=2332150&p=20649961#p20649961

(at least i assume it should be viewable for you...?)
by yez
22 Feb 2017, 22:56
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Shortlist is out [not anymore!]
Replies: 19
Views: 7553
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Re: Shortlist is out [not anymore!]

Where can I find the shortlist? On the official homepage? Can't find it there. It is a confidential document and is treated as such. Only official applicants for this years session received the link by mail to check if they were shortlisted. If you applied, do check your Spam-Folder ASAP. You only ...
by yez
20 Jan 2017, 22:16
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Any Statistics from previous years?
Replies: 3
Views: 2705
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Re: Any Statistics from previous years?

There are some comprehensive statistics on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcanus_in_Japan
Also shows the country participation (of selected).

cheers
by yez
19 Jan 2017, 21:42
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Grant
Replies: 2
Views: 2075
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Re: Grant

You probably are underestimating it. Food and drinks can be (surprisingly) expensive. For sure more than in most European countries. For example, just be aware that 6 apples in Japan might easily run you 4-8 EUR (fruits and vegetables can be pretty expensive...). Can of beer 2-3EUR. But consider tha...
by yez
18 Jan 2017, 23:33
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: "Original" documents
Replies: 5
Views: 3175
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Re: "Original" documents

Ilias95 wrote:The Motivation Letter has to be signed?

No, its a nice touch though if you do it, but no, it doesnt need to be.

@scre
gray area, but... let your friend "fake" the signature. :twisted:
by yez
18 Jan 2017, 20:53
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: "Original" documents
Replies: 5
Views: 3175
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Re: "Original" documents

http://cdnsite.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/imce/vulcanus_japan/4_-_vj17-_more_info_on_compulsory_docs.pdf Documents listed in blue above must be: original I would say it is a sub-optimal situation. i) You have roughly 1-1.5 days left, I guess they won't arrive in time? ii) If they don't arrive i...
by yez
18 Jan 2017, 01:01
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Letter of motivation - word count
Replies: 5
Views: 3409
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Re: Letter of motivation - word count

Interesting question, what do you hope to measure by that? . Nothing really. I was just wondering how much people have to say about themselves and their motivation. That's kind of the thing. One can use a lot of words and basically say nothing about themselves or their motivation. In that sense, th...
by yez
17 Jan 2017, 21:33
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Letter of motivation - word count
Replies: 5
Views: 3409
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Re: Letter of motivation - word count

Interesting question, what do you hope to measure by that? I had roughly 700 and that pretty much filled the space on an A4 paper with 12pt. If you already feel there is a sentence you can kick out for better readability, do it! Don't leave a single word, which does not add any value to what you are...
by yez
14 Jan 2017, 21:36
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Resignation after short-listed
Replies: 3
Views: 2539
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Re: Resignation after short-listed

Yes, the complete list will be made available. Sometimes, a near complete list is even online just before the submission deadline. I still don't know how they picked those positions for me. I applied twice in total...first time it was such a bad fit, its amazing. Second time was slightly better, but...
by yez
14 Jan 2017, 21:31
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Question Medical Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 2594
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Re: Question Medical Certificate

Nope.
by yez
14 Jan 2017, 16:48
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Resignation after short-listed
Replies: 3
Views: 2539
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Re: Resignation after short-listed

The Vulcanus program will normally only suggest one position. You can either accept that or choose another position which you prefer and apply to that. I did that and got accepted, so that a perfectly valid way to go. Even though that year in Japan was amazing, I can understand that you don't want t...
by yez
13 Jan 2017, 16:06
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Sending by DHL Courier
Replies: 4
Views: 3187
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Re: Sending by DHL Courier

Well, just ask DHL if the recipient has to sign. If yes, it might be problematic. If not, it should be fine.

PS: Sorry for assuming you were German/Austrian ^_^ - just thought maybe because DHL, but then again... they are internationally present :).
by yez
13 Jan 2017, 14:36
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Sending by DHL Courier
Replies: 4
Views: 3187
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Re: Sending by DHL Courier

Registered mail means 'Einschreiben' (assuming you are German/Austrian).

Means someone has to sign upon accepting the letter. So probably that isn't the case for you.
by yez
12 Jan 2017, 22:33
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Documents translations
Replies: 1
Views: 1622
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Re: Documents translations

Hi guys! I'm collecting all necessary documents so I can apply for this year Vulcanus edition, but I have a small struggle. I saw a document where it was stated that grades system, my grades and medical certificate can be in my mother language, if not possible in English, but with translation added...
by yez
11 Jan 2017, 17:28
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Final year eligibility ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2201
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Re: Final year eligibility ?

Hi [mention]DavidC[/mention] and welcome! Regarding the grant, I'm not really up to date on info, but last I remember (based on other people's expeiences on this forum), you had to pay for: plane tickets to/from Brussels and Tokyo, some form of Insurance, and you also had to be able to rely on your...
by yez
09 Jan 2017, 13:52
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Am I too late for 2017-2018 program?
Replies: 2
Views: 2133
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Re: Am I too late for 2017-2018 program?

When it comes to Vulcanus, make sure to read everything in detail! "DEADLINE: 20 Jan. 2017 (latest possible postmark date)" Meaning it does not need to arrive by the 20th. Just mail it on the 20th (best in the morning, so it actually gets shipped) - or better, before that. Side note: 5-8 d...
by yez
09 Jan 2017, 13:49
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Question Medical Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 2594
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Re: Question Medical Certificate

Theoretically a certified check-up might be wanted, but most relevant is, if you have a (severe) medical condition, chronic stuff etc. going on, that its being stated Mine was a total joke. The time I got accept, the doctor simply printed out the document he made for me two years ago already (differ...
by yez
04 Jan 2017, 13:36
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 3429
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Re: Queries about arrival to Japan

Since we all live/lived in different dorms, everyone has a unique experience. Typically your supervisor picks you up at some point, and typically each dorm has a dorm manager. Experience varies. Since you are interested in daily life questions, I suggest you simply read some of the blogs former/curr...
by yez
03 Jan 2017, 17:54
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 3429
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Re: Queries about arrival to Japan

Yes, I just wanted to know what happens when you arrive, obviously they do not want people who don't know how to develop theirselves abroad. I mean the first day just because you can not have internet (but I think you can buy a SIM card at the airport). 1)Yes, I was thinking of how boring is flying...

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