The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is an organization of 80 member countries in 5 continents. It was founded in 1948 at the Imperial College of London and promotes the exchange of university students between member countries with the purpose of providing them with a work experience in industry, in research institutions or in other employers.
This Association is an organisation for the exchange of students at institutions of higher education wishing to obtain technical experience abroad relative to their studies. It shall promote international understanding and good will among the students of all nations.
IAESTE is composed of National Committees, where the interests of the academic world, students and industry are duly represented, which are responsible for the organization of the exchange programmes in the respective country.
Traineeships are organized in such a way that students can take them during their summer holidays, with a minimum duration of one month, although the recommended period is six weeks. In exceptional cases, traineeships can extend up to 18 months.
The IAESTE Exchange Programmes covers all Engineering branches, and several Exact and Natural Sciences, such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Biology, as well as other fields such as Architecture, Agronomy, Pharmacy and Veterinary Sciences, among many others.
For further information, contact NMCI or visit the IAESTE website.
- Deadline: Open on 1st November and closes on the 30th November of every year.
- Note: This pre-application is compulsory and condition to apply to the IAESTE traineeships, which final application will take place in the second half of February.
The programme consists of industrial placements for Portuguese students in Japan who have their master completed by the date of beginning of the traineeship. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States. It is a unique opportunity to travel to Japan and absorb its corporate culture.
The programme is open to EU Science and Engineering students. It is structured as follows:
- Course on the Japanese culture (1 week);
- Course on Japanese language(4 months);
- Traineeship in a Japanese company (8 months).
Some of the companies that offered traineeships in previous years include, for example, NTT Data / NTT, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi Ltd, Toshiba Corporation, Sony Corporation, NEC Corporation, Canon, Asahi Kasei Kogyo, Matsushita Electric, Kawasaki Stell Corp e NKK.
For further information, contact the Mobility Office / NMCI or visit VULCANUS website.
How to apply?
- Deadline: the first two weeks of January.