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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MC95 » 22 Mar 2020, 18:08

Me neither. Maybe there are delays due to the coronavirus situation. who knows
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby seicaratteri » 26 Mar 2020, 14:05

Hey guys! Is Pietro here, I have been shortlisted as well :) does anybody heard anything both from vulcanus and/or their company? I still got zero email so far but I know that a friend of mine has been contacted from a company and she made several interviews
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 26 Mar 2020, 15:32

seicaratteri wrote:Hey guys! Is Pietro here, I have been shortlisted as well and I applied for number 6. does anybody heard anything both from vulcanus and/or their company? I still got zero email so far but I know that a friend of mine has been contacted from Placement X and she made several interviews


Hi Pietro! Don't worry, most of us haven't been contacted either - only few companies have been interviewing, here on the forum only one person wrote about interviews! I think we have to wait until the first days of April (maybe even later).
By the way, I suggest you edit your post and remove the name of the companies, since from what I know we are not allowed to disclose anything about the companies that are in the official list of placements (other than the placement number)!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Speenda » 27 Mar 2020, 07:22

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 too and haven't got any email, but don't trust too much my feedback, since I also had some trouble with the documents (I've been trying contacting my university for over a month without any luck) and maybe they haven't even sent my application to them. By the way, feel free to answer/pm me if you want to chat about that placement a little more c:
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby seicaratteri » 27 Mar 2020, 09:18

Oh I didn't know! Thank you, I edited the post. You should also edit yours cause you can read it in the quote :)

I got an email today! Did you as well? I will contact you via PM :)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 27 Mar 2020, 11:10

seicaratteri wrote:Oh I didn't now! Thank you, I edited the post. You should also edit yours cause you can read it in the quote :)

I got an email today! Did you as well? I will contact you via PM :)


Did you get a mail from the company or from Vulcanus?
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby seicaratteri » 27 Mar 2020, 12:30

From the company!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Polaris » 29 Mar 2020, 10:18

seicaratteri wrote:From the company!


Are they still having interviews? I though they would have finished by now, but it seems it will take a bit longer...
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MC95 » 30 Mar 2020, 18:43

Btw I am surprised by the huge amount of Italians on this forum ahahah
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Poky » 01 Apr 2020, 12:37

MC95 wrote:Btw I am surprised by the huge amount of Italians on this forum ahahah


Current Vulcanus group has 4 Italians, they are only beaten by Spanish in the numbers ;)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MakesSense » 02 Apr 2020, 10:20

Well, since most of us didn't get contacted yet, I think it says in the acknowledgement document that we should know if we are selected ideally by the end of April. So don't worry, we have a few more weeks. The situation is probably a bit slower due to the global pandemic.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MakesSense » 03 Apr 2020, 07:03

Well, I did it! I got accepted for the programme!!! I just received an e-mail from Vulcanus!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby tusi » 03 Apr 2020, 07:18

Congratulations:)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Joytzi » 03 Apr 2020, 08:27

Ohhh Congrats !
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Konstantinos » 03 Apr 2020, 08:33

Congratulations!! Now comes the hardest part for the rest of us :)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 03 Apr 2020, 08:46

Congratulations!! So I guess they are already sending mails!
I'll try to wait patiently and not think about it too much :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Speenda » 03 Apr 2020, 09:24

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


Congratulations, have fun! c:
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MakesSense » 03 Apr 2020, 12:36

Thanks everyone! Hopefully we'll see each other in Brussels this summer! Keep me updated if you also get selected! :-)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Joytzi » 03 Apr 2020, 12:49

I just receive a mail too. I have been accepted too :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MakesSense » 03 Apr 2020, 13:04

That's great! Congrats :-) guess we'll see each other soon then!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 03 Apr 2020, 14:38

Guys, I got selected as well!! :D
See you in Brussels!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby MakesSense » 03 Apr 2020, 15:18

Great, congrats to you as well! See you soon then! :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 03 Apr 2020, 15:25

Hi guys! I'm Yiannis.
I've been selected too today and thought it was a good idea to finally register!!
I'm looking forward meeting you all in Brussels! :D :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby seicaratteri » 04 Apr 2020, 07:31

Congrats to all of you guys! :)

For which company number did you get the spot if it is possible to know?
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Makicamak » 04 Apr 2020, 09:16

Congratulations to everyone who got accepted! I guess I’ll be waiting on email from Vulcanus, good luck to the rest of us who haven’t heard from them still :cry: :lol: :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Michele.A » 04 Apr 2020, 15:10

Hello, my name is Michele, from Naples, Italy, I'm new on this forum and this is my first time here. I have found this forum because I have been selected too, and I was looking for other selected partecipants.
This was my first time trying this project, I didn't think to be selected. If anyone want to know, I applied for the position n. 24. The 13th of March the company asked me for an interview, and yesterday I received the email from the vulcanus project.
Good luck for everyone is still waiting an answer.
See you at Bruxelles!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 04 Apr 2020, 17:32

seicaratteri wrote:Congrats to all of you guys! :)

For which company number did you get the spot if it is possible to know?


for the number 44 although there were three spots so I guess it is still open.

Makicamak wrote:Congratulations to everyone who got accepted! I guess I’ll be waiting on email from Vulcanus, good luck to the rest of us who haven’t heard from them still :cry: :lol: :D


from what I know of they are still selecting. So dont loose hope!!

Also I was wandering why there is no [2020]Shortlisted thread ???
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby M_G » 04 Apr 2020, 17:58

Hey, my name is Mateusz and i have also been selected.
Good luck to everyone still waiting.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Konstantinos » 04 Apr 2020, 18:27

Yiannis wrote:from what I know of they are still selecting. So dont loose hope!!


How do you know they are still selecting?? I have already prepared for the rejection mentally :? :D
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 04 Apr 2020, 18:43

Konstantinos wrote:
Yiannis wrote:from what I know of they are still selecting. So dont loose hope!!


How do you know they are still selecting?? I have already prepared for the rejection mentally :? :D

I can't find it right now, but the general idea is that the rejections will be sent all together in the end of April. Until then, there are maybe 2 or 3 acceptance rounds. In the most optimistic scenario, they may ask for a second motivation letter.. but I don't see that happening
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby hidesagred97 » 04 Apr 2020, 21:56

Congrats to all acepted!!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 05 Apr 2020, 14:30

Just found out mods do not sleep! sooo go to your profile > usergroups and change your status 8-) 8-)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 05 Apr 2020, 15:55

We can create a Whatsapp/Telegram group if you want! :) So that we can update each other on the gathering of documents process and get to know each other a little bit!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Michele.A » 05 Apr 2020, 17:55

I think that Telegram is better in general. We also don't have to share our mobile phone numbers but we can create an invite link to the group.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Polaris » 05 Apr 2020, 18:30

Congratulations to everyone who got selected and have fun for us =)
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Michele.A » 06 Apr 2020, 09:55

I have created a Telegram group and I have sent an email to anyone leave a comment stating that have been selected. Who in future will be selected, can send me an email or a PM and I will send the link to the group.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Giulia_F » 06 Apr 2020, 10:17

Michele.A wrote:I have created a Telegram group and I have sent an email to anyone leave a comment stating that have been selected. Who in future will be selected, can send me an email or a PM and I will send the link to the group.


Thank you, I'll join it after lunch!

By the way, I highly suggest all selected people that are in this forum to change their user group to "Selected users" (User control panel > Usergroups) in order to be able to access the forum's private area and discuss there (not to spam too much on this thread)!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Michele.A » 06 Apr 2020, 10:25

Giulia_F wrote:
By the way, I highly suggest all selected people that are in this forum to change their user group to "Selected users" (User control panel > Usergroups) in order to be able to access the forum's private area and discuss there (not to spam too much on this thread)!


I would like to do it, but I can't.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 10 Apr 2020, 15:40

hello guys! Do you have any news from the committee?
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby CheKoch » 10 Apr 2020, 16:38

Yiannis wrote:hello guys! Do you have any news from the committee?


Still no news, even though I don't think there will be more acceptance emails at this point...
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 10 Apr 2020, 16:55

don't loose faith..not until late of April (that's when probably the rejection mail will come according to previous posts). Until then it's a good time to consider other options! there's some room for everyone somewhere!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Konstantinos » 10 Apr 2020, 17:02

Yiannis wrote:hello guys! Do you have any news from the committee?


Nothing yet.. It is probably over for the rest of us.
Have they provided you with the current matchmaking list?
Or how many people have been accepted in total in the first tound?
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby elep37 » 10 Apr 2020, 19:06

Last year the final rejection email was sent on April 15, maybe it will be similar this year. I also think it's very likely it's over for us, I'm making alternative plans.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Yiannis » 10 Apr 2020, 19:32

No we do not have a list yet. only some visa procedures with a deadline today so I thought they would contact this time around. For the accepted (of the forum), what you can see in the short-list thread.
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Stan Golebiewski » 20 Apr 2020, 20:08

Hello everyone!

My name is Stanisław and I'm another shortlisted candidate for this year, nice to meet you all here! :D
Does anyone have same news? I see that a lot of people are checking out this forum lately...

According to information included in acknowledgment (the one we had to send by 24th February):
The EU-Japan Centre will keep me us informed of the answer of the company ideally by the end of April.


Soooo I guess we have to wait for the end of April (or even longer...).
Have a nice day!
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Makicamak » 21 Apr 2020, 08:49

Stan Golebiewski wrote:Hello everyone!

My name is Stanisław and I'm another shortlisted candidate for this year, nice to meet you all here! :D
Does anyone have same news? I see that a lot of people are checking out this forum lately...

According to information included in acknowledgment (the one we had to send by 24th February):
The EU-Japan Centre will keep me us informed of the answer of the company ideally by the end of April.


Soooo I guess we have to wait for the end of April (or even longer...).
Have a nice day!


Hi there! Unfortunately no news... hope we get something by the end of April...
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Speenda » 22 Apr 2020, 16:12

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?
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby CheKoch » 22 Apr 2020, 16:45

Speenda wrote: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?


Same with placement 12...
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Konstantinos » 22 Apr 2020, 16:58

CheKoch wrote:
Speenda wrote: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?


Same with placement 12...


Same with mine...
From what I can see they only assigned 18 placements total.
The company that I applied to had 20 placements and only accepted 1 :(
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Re: VinJ 20/21 applicants

Postby Ilias95 » 22 Apr 2020, 18:07

This program is completely a lottery.

I have applied 3 times, 2 out of which I have been shortlisted. This year (my last chance ever) I applied for company no. 7, Advanet, which has accepted students for the last 2 years at least.

On the 9th of March I got contacted from the company in order to schedule an interview, and I had my interview on the 13th of March. I thought I did well on the interview so I was quite optimistic.

When the center started mailing accepted candidates I was surprised that I didn't get an e-mail so I contacted the company directly in order to ask for feedback. They informed me that they did accept me, but when they sent their answer to the EUJP center it was already too late and all the places have already been assigned!!! That probably means that many of you have been accepted by your companies as well but you are ... well, unlucky.

If the assignment works on a first come, first served order it is totally ridiculous since this is completely out of the control of the applicants. At the same time, in the e-mail we received today we can see that only 18 placements were filled by about 30 students. That means that some companies got 2 or more students while others got 0 even though they had accepted some. In general, there is no transparency at all regarding how exactly this infamous "match-making process" is done.

To conclude, as an advice to future applicants, don't take this program too seriously and certainly don't have high expectations.

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