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United Nations/ Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies, 2012 Japan

This “Doctorate in Nano-Satellite Technologies (DNST)” Fellowship Programme entails participation in a three-year PhD programme, concluding with the award of a doctorate degree in Nano-Satellite Technologies (Doctor of Engineering) after successful thesis defence. Tuition, living and travel cost for up to two candidates per year will be covered by KIT and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The second round of the Fellowship Programme will begin in October 2012 and lasts for three years for each participant. The Programme will provide extensive research opportunities in nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at KIT.

-Be nationals of developing countries or countries with economy in transition; be duly nominated by their institutions. -Be not older than forty (40) years by 1 October 2012; have the academic and professional backgrounds required by the specific fellowship programme. -Candidates for the DNST Programme are expected to have completed studies ending with a Master Degree or equivalent (5 years university degree) 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 programme.