United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme

Post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST)

PNST description


  • PNST 2024 round is closed for applications. For Press Release, see here.
  • The Access to Space for All x SDGs Interview Series #2 on PNST is released. Read from here


PNST rounds

The  United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme: Post-graduate Study on Nano-Satellite Technologies (PNST) is provided by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech). 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. 

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PNST awardees

Every year this PNST accepts up to three students in the Master's Program (2 years duration) and up to three students in the Doctoral Program (3 years duration). We have selected more than 60 students from all over the world. Read our interviews with the selected students: Fatima Duran from El Salvador (selected in 2020) and Pooja Lepcha from Bhutan (selected in 2017)


This opportunity is in collaboration with the  Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan and the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech). Kyutech launched the English-based Space Engineering International Course (SEIC) from April 2013, where students from all over the world learn nano-satellite design and basic space technology development through SEIC program.

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