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by Speenda
22 Apr 2020, 16:12
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi everyone. I just received an e-mail telling us that the matchmaking process is over and there will not be a second round. It seems placement n°6 wasn't assigned in the end. Did you have any luck with your placement?
by Speenda
03 Apr 2020, 09:24
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

MakesSense wrote:Well, I did it! I got accepted for the programme!!! I just received an e-mail from Vulcanus!


Congratulations, have fun! c:
by Speenda
27 Mar 2020, 07:22
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi Pietro, as far as I know placement n°6 (as Giulia told you, I recommend you to edit your post so that you don't mention the company name) is one of the companies that interview applicants every year. This is what I discovered by browsing the forum a bit. Nevertheless, I applied for that placement...
by Speenda
16 Mar 2020, 08:38
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi Giulia, I'm quite concerned since I didn't manage to contact my university for the certificate of enrollment. It seems the International Relations Office is completely closed. At least Ms. Rosada told me they will wait until the offices reopen, so I hope everything goes well. I spend my time try...
by Speenda
13 Mar 2020, 14:47
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hello guys, how are you all doing? As an Italian person, I have to say I'm getting used to staying at home all day long. The first days have been tough, I'm not gonna lie, but I'm aware this measure is FUNDAMENTAL to make the COVID-19 spread decrease. I'm a bit concerned about the Vulcanus program,...
by Speenda
05 Mar 2020, 08:00
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Blogs and best wishes!
Replies: 11
Views: 5322
Flag: Italy

Re: Blogs and best wishes!

I can mention two things that I was kinda already prepared for but wish everyone else to know as well: - It's much better if you already know intermediate Japanese: For the language school, it will allow you to enter a more advanced, possibly business oriented class. For the internship, it will all...
by Speenda
02 Mar 2020, 21:58
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

CacahuateLoco wrote:Hi again guys!

One question for future reference for the shortlisted members: Did you make your own CV or did you use the Europass template?

Thank you, and good luck on this next step.


I was tempted to do something on my own, but in the end I used the Europass template.
by Speenda
01 Mar 2020, 14:33
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Blogs and best wishes!
Replies: 11
Views: 5322
Flag: Italy

Re: Blogs and best wishes!

Hello there again! As promised, I started writing about my experience here, you can check it out here . Feel free to leave some feedback in the comments! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it's very interesting and I can't wait for other posts! If I may ask you, are there any "thin...
by Speenda
27 Feb 2020, 14:54
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi everyone, shortlisted candidate here! Nice to meet you all. I’m concerned a bit bcs I sent an email to Vulcanus to inform them about the certificate problem, but haven’t got a response yet :shock: has anyone been in contact with them for the last couple of days or got any emails? I’m concerned t...
by Speenda
26 Feb 2020, 11:03
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Update! (sorry for the double post) An hour ago I went to the administrative offices and carefully explained the situation. They agreed in writing me a brand new document, different from the "default" one that wasn't accepted by Vulcanus. Guess what? While they were writing me the letter,...
by Speenda
25 Feb 2020, 14:01
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Congratulations to all shortlisted!!! If you weren't, try to apply next year and we'll, if you can't there is always other opportunities. As a former shortlisted, I would advice you to remain as calm as you can,(which won't be much, let's be honest ).Take your time to write the letter and review it...
by Speenda
24 Feb 2020, 10:42
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

No problem! I am actually from University of Pisa, but the central office here have issues with this particular document as well :( My international relations office hasn't got back to me yet, so I guess I'll wait until Monday and then figure out what to do! Let's keep each other updated! Good luck...
by Speenda
21 Feb 2020, 09:45
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

I just sent the acknowledgement form and the motivation letter for the company! I'm nervous yet so excited, I hope to be accepted but if not I know I have put all my efforts in writing the letter as best as I can, so I won't have any regrets! Now the only thing left is to send again the certificate...
by Speenda
21 Feb 2020, 09:18
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

I think I have some problems with the certificate of enrolment. I'm writing here since the administration told me that other people went there for Vulcanus (it's the University of Milan). They told me that this type of certification must be required behind payment with a stamp, like the standard cer...
by Speenda
18 Feb 2020, 19:18
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hey! I got shortlisted as well!! Good to hear that many of you were also shortlisted, and those who weren't, there are some other options you can check and try. My documents seem to be ok, so I will focus on the next step. Good luck to everyone! Sorry if I'm asking you this, but can you tell us mor...
by Speenda
18 Feb 2020, 18:09
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hey! I got shortlisted as well!! Good to hear that many of you were also shortlisted, and those who weren't, there are some other options you can check and try. My documents seem to be ok, so I will focus on the next step. Good luck to everyone! Sorry if I'm asking you this, but can you tell us mor...
by Speenda
18 Feb 2020, 13:20
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

I've been shortlisted! I wasn't mentally prepared, so I'm a bit anxious right now. Also, it seems I have to resend the certificate of enrolment since it didn't match what they wanted (but how am I supposed to change it? It's an official document...)
by Speenda
17 Feb 2020, 15:21
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

eisklat wrote:Looks like i wasn't short-listed... good luck to the rest!

What? Have you already received an email? It's quite early o_o
by Speenda
11 Feb 2020, 18:11
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Oh! That's great! Then you will have plenty of things to do in the meantime. I wish you good luck with your exams. Mathematicians can do programming and things like that, right? There should be a position you can apply for... Thank you very much c: By the way I only know some basic stuff about prog...
by Speenda
10 Feb 2020, 17:44
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

I am not nervous at all. I know i don't have many chances anyways. I applied "just in case". They have to eliminate like 500 people and i will be one of them probably. Sorry if I'm asking this, but why are you thinking so? Are you simply pessimistic or do you believe there is some reason ...
by Speenda
09 Feb 2020, 20:16
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

I am glad everyone got their confirmation emails. Waiting is killing me and there are still 2 weeks to go... How are all of you doing with this? Anyway, good luck to everyone and let's hope for good news. I happened to find a job and I'll be busy until 19th February, so at least I will be very dist...
by Speenda
29 Jan 2020, 17:34
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Update: I received the confirmation mail today (I sent everything on the 20th). My post office still tells me that the mail has not been delivered, so I think they're just slow in updating its status.
by Speenda
25 Jan 2020, 11:07
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi Asia, I'm in the same situation! My courier attempted a delivery a while back. But I guess the courier informs the centre, and then someone from the centre will eventually go retrieve all these failed-to-deliver letters to the post office? :shock: Keep me posted if the vulcanus teams answers you...
by Speenda
20 Jan 2020, 18:31
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

i have sent the documents finally. In the last day 8-) good luck for everyone. I hope i get shortisted at least. Well, you're not alone: I sent them today too! The last two days were very busy since I had some trouble with the medical certificate and the recommendation letter, but I managed to send...
by Speenda
09 Jan 2020, 17:39
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Since you are not obliged to send the original recommendation letter, he can just send you a PDF or word file for you to print. But if you want, you can send the original. It up to you. Point is, normally when someone requests a recommendation letter the one who asked for it shouldn't read it, or a...
by Speenda
09 Jan 2020, 15:57
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi everyone, Today I spoke with my advisor that agreed writing me a recommendation letter, so I can participate too :) I have a question btw: how should the recommendation letter be sent? I know that it should be included in our folder (so I have to send it, not him), but normally recommendation let...
by Speenda
30 Dec 2019, 18:00
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi everyone, I'm not very sure about the motivation letter template. I see that normally motivation letters should begin with the sender's name and address together with the recipient's data. Since in this case all information is already stated in other documents in the folder, is this standard temp...
by Speenda
20 Dec 2019, 18:52
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

It seems LOP is already available. Do you already have some preferences?
by Speenda
15 Dec 2019, 20:55
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: VinJ 20/21 applicants
Replies: 251
Views: 84149
Flag: Italy

Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Hi everyone, it is my first time too. I'm very anxious for all these documents to gather and fill, I'm terrified that I'll make some errors and my application will be refused ahah. I think I'm totally not able to cope with anxiety: I'm very hyped about this programme, even if it will last only until...
by Speenda
13 Dec 2019, 19:39
Forum: Vulcanus in Japan
Topic: Vulcanus programme during PhD
Replies: 1
Views: 2178
Flag: Italy

Vulcanus programme during PhD

Hi, I'm going to apply for a PhD in September. I read on the Vulcanus website that I can apply to the programme if I'm attending a PhD, but it is not clear what should I do in that case: will I "skip" a year of my PhD (i.e., supposing I'll apply to Vulcanus on my second PhD year, I will &q...

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