BSTI Fellowship Programme: UN/Japan Long-term Fellowship 7138 views

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Govt. of Japan in association with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) has initiated a UN/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies for nationals of developing countries or non-space-faring nations. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at Kyutech.

Number of UN/Japan Long-term Fellowships:

  •  Masters course (2 years duration): up to 2 students every year
  • Doctorate course (3 years duration): up to 4 students every year.
  • The successful students will register in the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) after passing an official entrance examination by the Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Fellowship award value:

  • Grant are given under Japanese government scholarship (Research Students)
  • 145,000 yen/month for the duration of fellowship study
  • Economy class air ticket between an international airport in the country of the nationality and Narita International Airport or Fukuoka International Airport.
  • Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations will be paid by Kyutech.


  • Applicant must be citizen of developing countries or non-space-faring nations (countries without an established substantial capability to develop space technology/launch space objects)
  • Applicant must be duly nominated by their institutions
  • Applicant must have born on or after 2 April 1982
  • Applicant must have the academic and professional background required by the specific fellowship program.
  • Applicants pursuing a Master degree are expected to have completed studies (Bachelor Degree or equivalent) – 4 year university degree in engineering-related subjects.
  • Applicants wishing to pursue PhD degree are expected to have completed studies (Master Degree or equivalent) 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 program.

How to apply:

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UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and Government of  Japan

Fellowship Level Master’s, Doctoral
Country Japan
Subject areas Engineering and Technology
Fellowship amount Mentioned above
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline January (Yearly)

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