UN offers fellowship program on Nano-Satellite Technologies

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TEHRAN, Sep. 2 (MNA) – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan are calling for applications for students from developing countries and non-space-faring nations for a Fellowship Program on Nano-Satellite Technologies.

Nano-satellites are low-cost satellites using accessible, off-the shelf technology which are becoming increasingly more capable of performing application and science missions. The Fellowship Program on Nano-Satellite Technologies has been established to promote indigenous space engineering and to help build up scientific capabilities within developing countries and non-space-faring nations.

The program will provide extensive research opportunities for the development of nano-satellite systems through the use of the nano-satellite development and testing facilities available at the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan. From among the qualified applicants up to two students will be chosen for the Master’s degree program (two years duration) and up to four students for the Doctoral degree program (three years duration). Successful participants will be awarded a master or doctorate degree after successful thesis defence. The successful candidates will enroll in the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) after passing an official entrance examination by the Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Selected candidates will also receive a grant to cover program tuition and living costs. Each candidate will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by MEXT, an economy class air ticket between an international airport in the country of his/her nationality and Narita International Airport or Fukuoka International Airport. Fees for matriculation, tuition and entrance examinations will be paid by Kyutech.

Applications for the Fellowship Program are now open and will be accepted until 24 January 2016.

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