Basic Space Technology Initiative Fellowship Programme

United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme 2017 Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) (Kitakyushu, Japan)

Update 4 September 2016: Applications for the 2017 intake are now being accepted until 22 January 2017.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) have established a United Nations/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.

Every year this "Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)" Fellowship Programme will accept up to two students in the Masters course (2 years duration) and up to four students in the Doctorate course (3 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.

The selected candidates will each receive a grant under Japanese government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) scholarship (Research Students) of about 145,000 yen per month for the duration of their fellowship study (2 or 3 years) to cover housing, food, local transportation, and other expenses (actual scholarship amount is subject to change). 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 Programme will be accepted until 22 January 2017.

The Fourth UNISEC-Global Meeting

October 18-23, 2016   Updated on July 31, 2016

The 7th Nanosatellite symposium, the 4th Mission Idea Contest, and the 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting will be held on October 18-23, 2016 at Hotel "Longoz", City of Varna, Bulgaria

Important Dates

Oct 5, 2015: Call for Paper

May 15, 2016: Extended Abstract Due for Student Representatives and Points of Contact

May 31, 2016: Abstract Due for Group Discussion Topics and Acknowledgment of new UNISEC local chapters

Jun 30, 2016: Notification

Sep. 1, 2016: Full paper submission Due

Oct 18-23, 2016: The 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting, The 7th Nanosatellite symposium, and MIC4 (The 4th Mission Idea Contest)


Ms. Rei Kawashima (Secretary General, UNISEC-Global) c/o UNISEC, Central Yayoi 2F,

2-3-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan

Tel: +81-3-5800-6645 Fax: +81-3-3868-2208


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