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by cona11
27 Feb 2018, 21:22
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

Wow, I love Biotechnology! Where do you study it? What placement are you applying for? Btw, the moderators have not allowed anyone to access the shortlisted sub-forum yet... Hi cona11! I'm studying in Badajoz (I belong to the first class in this Degree here) and applying for placement n° 47 (no sec...
by cona11
27 Feb 2018, 19:49
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

Hi everyone! I'm Yolanda, a Biotechnology undergraduate student from Spain. This is the first year I'm applying for Vulcanus. In fact, I didn't know about its existence until just four days before the application deadline :shock: Luckily, I've been shortlisted (congratulations to all others!). I'd ...
by cona11
27 Feb 2018, 14:33
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

Hello all! I've had the luck to be shortlisted too, and recently I've found this blog. Finally joined it, and I'd like to access freely the sub-forum. Any moderator could lend me a hand? Also, congrats to the other shortlisted, and keep the effort to those who haven't been :) Hye man! Congratulatio...
by cona11
21 Feb 2018, 22:36
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Help in understanding selection criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 3216
Flag: Spain

Re: Help in understanding selection criteria

Hey guys! Is there someone who is going to apply for placement 23º?
by cona11
21 Feb 2018, 15:24
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Help in understanding selection criteria
Replies: 16
Views: 3216
Flag: Spain

Re: Help in understanding selection criteria

Let me tell you my story. Last year I had (a) pretty good grades and (b) international experience (including volunteer work abroad). Results: I got short-listed. This year *in addition to* the above I had (a) work experience (internship), (b) participated (worked) in a Google-funded mentionable pro...
by cona11
21 Feb 2018, 15:07
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

I have not been shortlisted. Which merits do you people that have been shortlisted have? What is your background? Sorry, bro! Sure next time you get short-listed! If I am honest I did not expect at all to be shortlisted... I can just say that my major is Pharmacy and I've always tried to develop my...
by cona11
21 Feb 2018, 15:01
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

Congratulations to all short-listed people! Those of you who posted that you got short-listed today, did you receive the mail today or yesterday? If you did receive it today there's still hope. :P Thank u! I tell the same to u! I received it yesterday at 15:00 p.m! Don't be worried! I am sure there...
by cona11
20 Feb 2018, 16:35
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

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? I am just concerned because I changed my student-teacher status in the department where I was studying that field in 2015 to another one. So I am worried abo...
by cona11
20 Feb 2018, 15:31
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

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. Thank u! I was eating and s...
by cona11
20 Feb 2018, 14:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

I have just received a message stating that I have been short-listed! Anybody else has received it?

I can not still believe it!

Btw, I am not quite sure about the placement I have been recommended to apply
by cona11
16 Feb 2018, 07:24
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

I hope all of us are shotlisted!
by cona11
14 Feb 2018, 19:53
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

Am I the only one who is very nervous? I am just waiting to February 22th! The count down is never-ending!!
by cona11
25 Jan 2018, 12:45
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

I did not received any mail yet hahahahahahahaha I feel like a spring chicken
by cona11
21 Jan 2018, 12:15
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

tinaT wrote:Thank you for your answers!
In the received email there's a link for a shortlist, but now I've noticed that refers to 2017-2018, so I think it's the shortlist of last year (hope :roll: ). Probably I got nervous for nothing! :lol:
So yes.. I just wait and pray!


Hahaha that's the nervous mood!!!
by cona11
21 Jan 2018, 12:15
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Waiting for the deadline
Replies: 90
Views: 19707
Flag: Spain

Re: Waiting for the deadline

I've sent mine on 10th January and I did not get mailed yet. Have anybody received an email stating that your application have arrived? Thanks u in advance
by cona11
31 Dec 2017, 11:07
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 75
Views: 39714
Flag: Spain

Re: Welcome!

Hi! I was wondering the same, I had my file ready for when it opened. In past years I think you could send it any time but it's only this year they specifically state that it's January. Personally I feel it's best to wait until later because I think they probably won't look at them until they all c...
by cona11
31 Dec 2017, 11:03
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Non compulsory documents
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Flag: Spain

Re: Non compulsory documents

In fact, I just mentioned my prizes and scholarships in the application form and CV. Also, I explained briefly some of them in the letter of motivation. I did not attach to the application any additional document proving all (Even when I have the documents to do so). I just said that if they need it...
by cona11
16 Nov 2017, 19:44
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 75
Views: 39714
Flag: Spain

Re: Welcome!

Hey everyone! I am a Pharmacist(I am the queer duck here haha) from Spain! I will definitely be applying this year! I wish that we'll get well along with all of you! See you!
by cona11
28 Aug 2017, 09:31
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: English language requirement
Replies: 2
Views: 1559
Flag: Spain

Re: English language requirement

One of the selection criteria is our knowledge of written and spoken english. However I didn't find anything about some kind of required english certification (TOEIC or IELTS for example) . Do you think having spent a school year in the UK is enough to prove a good level in english ? What have peop...
by cona11
28 Aug 2017, 09:27
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Source of income during the program
Replies: 2
Views: 1541
Flag: Spain

Re: Source of income during the program

Hello, I am new to the forum ^^ but I am really interested in this program. I actually plan to apply for it for the next session and hopefully I will be able to achieve my goal to go in Japan. One of my interest is that if during the period a person stay in Japan and is a trainee under a company wi...
by cona11
17 Mar 2017, 13:23
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 2166
Flag: Spain

Re: Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?

Actually there is, but only one :? If you are in a relationships with "biopharmaceutical manufacturing", then this place is to be ;) However, the company itself is not a pharmaceutical one, but I assume it doesn't really matter to you :lol: Lol! Thanks you man! You make my day! Actually I...
by cona11
17 Mar 2017, 13:20
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 2166
Flag: Spain

Re: Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?

Hi! I just had a look and the majority of the placements are pure engineering as in mechanical and electrical engineering, lots of IT stuff, work concerning signals and/or optics, materials chemistry / polymer chemistry and similar stuff. I don't see anything related to drug formulation or where th...
by cona11
16 Mar 2017, 16:09
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 2166
Flag: Spain

Can somebody who has been short-listed check out If there is any Pharmaceutical Company this year?

Hello!
I want to ask If any short listed could check out if there were any pharmaceutical company this year!
I mean, I know that the list of companies vary depending on the year, but just to know if it could be possible!
Thanks in advance!
by cona11
02 Mar 2017, 22:39
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

Sí, o sea el inglés siempre he intentado practicarlo de una manera u otra, y seguiré intentando mejorarlo, era más que nada por si no me podía apuntar al C1(que es un pastón). Un saludo y gracias por los consejos !
by cona11
02 Mar 2017, 16:00
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

Okey muchas gracias! Verás yo me hice prueba de nivel y me dijeron que tenía para meterme en el C1(aunque no lo creo yo así) ya que nunca he estado en academias, y no daba desde hacía 4 años clases (bachiller), así que me metí en el B2 ya por asegurar(dinerito que cuesta el examen), además de que en...
by cona11
01 Mar 2017, 17:39
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1922
Flag: Spain

Re: Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?

Mmmm I see... I thought about it but I concluded that both know me a kind of similar, even when I am a intern student of professor 2) so, I am going to ask both and compare the letters like you said. Thanks you so much !!!
by cona11
01 Mar 2017, 17:35
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

Buenas, os tenía una preguntita: Respecto al nivel de inglés, ¿con tener certificado un nivel B2 basta? Lógicamente a más nivel mejor, pero me refiero a que si cumple con los mínimos requeridos por la beca.
Un saludo !!!
by cona11
28 Feb 2017, 12:54
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1922
Flag: Spain

Who Should I ask for my recommendation letter?

Hi! I am planning to apply for this traineeship next year but I am not sure who should I ask for the recommendation letter? I have two options: 1) A professor who is a professorial chair of Toxicology and the President of the Spanish Association of Toxicology 2) A professor who is a professorial cha...
by cona11
05 Jan 2017, 15:58
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 2690
Flag: Spain

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/cur...
by cona11
03 Jan 2017, 19:43
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 2690
Flag: Spain

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...
by cona11
03 Jan 2017, 16:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 2690
Flag: Spain

Re: Queries about arrival to Japan

The general answer is... No. No one is going to hold your hand. Obviously you will get the information on where to go (address), but how etc. is something you really need figure out on your own (or together with the other 20-50 participants, who face the same situation). The Vulcanus program expect...
by cona11
02 Jan 2017, 23:14
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about arrival to Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 2690
Flag: Spain

Queries about arrival to Japan

Hi everyone! I have a couple of queries about arrival to Japan(Narita probably). 1)Do you have to go from your home country alone? Or do you have a meeting in Brussels with the other people who have been chosen and everyone fly to Japan together? 2) In case that you travel alone: When you arrive to ...
by cona11
15 Dec 2016, 19:35
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Vulcanus and the Bio-side of science!
Replies: 3
Views: 1797
Flag: Spain

Re: Vulcanus and the Bio-side of science!

Sorry I was forgetting that the most people who apply for Vulcanus are engineers students, so I think that you should not worry so much about it
by cona11
15 Dec 2016, 19:34
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Vulcanus and the Bio-side of science!
Replies: 3
Views: 1797
Flag: Spain

Re: Vulcanus and the Bio-side of science!

Next year, I am going to apply for Vulcanus and I am hoping to specializate in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Biomedical Microbiology. I do not know the rate of people who apply for this programme and are studying your major, so sorry! Good luck!
by cona11
14 Dec 2016, 14:25
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

N1: you don't need to give any money guarantees. As for your other questions, there is a part of the forum for "shortlisted" and "selected" people (not accessible to the general public) that contain answers to most of them. When/if you're selected, you'll have plenty of time to ...
by cona11
10 Dec 2016, 13:34
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

Buenas a todos! Quería plantearos una duda que tengo bastante seria: ¿Puedo solicitar esta beca estudiando Farmacia? Me refiero a que no es una ciencia pura como puede serlo biología, matemáticas o alguna por el estilo, aunque lo que más tocamos sea biología, química, física, biotecnología y tal qu...
by cona11
10 Dec 2016, 13:27
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about Vulcanus requeriments
Replies: 4
Views: 2177
Flag: Spain

Re: Queries about Vulcanus requeriments

Well...just as much as being multi-sided/interdisciplinary is also a good thing, that can work to your advantage ;). Best of luck! Yeah, how it is said in my faculty: "We know a bite of everything, but we are not experts in anything(except Microbiology, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy)" Th...
by cona11
09 Dec 2016, 12:39
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about Vulcanus requeriments
Replies: 4
Views: 2177
Flag: Spain

Re: Queries about Vulcanus requeriments

The list of study courses on the website is finished with a ",…" - so it is not exhaustive. I am pretty sure, no one here can give you a guarantee. If you fulfill all other requirements (enrolled university student), you can try. Biggest problem will be finding a good placement match late...
by cona11
08 Dec 2016, 11:03
Forum: Non-English Forums
Topic: Spanish
Replies: 126
Views: 46848
Flag: Spain

Re: Spanish

Buenas a todos! Quería plantearos una duda que tengo bastante seria: ¿Puedo solicitar esta beca estudiando Farmacia? Me refiero a que no es una ciencia pura como puede serlo biología, matemáticas o alguna por el estilo, aunque lo que más tocamos sea biología, química, física, biotecnología y tal que...
by cona11
08 Dec 2016, 10:57
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Queries about Vulcanus requeriments
Replies: 4
Views: 2177
Flag: Spain

Queries about Vulcanus requeriments

Hello everybody, I am Abel, I am Spanish student of Pharmacy. I have a big doubt about this scholarship: Can I apply for Vulcanus if I am a student of Pharmacy? I mean, Pharmacy is not a basic science as Biology or Chemistry or a Engineering ... but we know a lot of biology, chemistry, physics... So...

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