Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates in Japan, 2018

Amgen Scholars Japan Program is open for world-wide students to undertake scientific research projects. Approximately 20 scholarships are available for undergraduate students to undertake scientific research projects at two premier Japanese universities (Kyoto University and University of Tokyo).

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s leading educational institutions.

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve quality of care and access for patients, and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation has donated over $200 million to local, regional, and international nonprofit organizations that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways.

A good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, Cambridge English FCE, TOEIC score of 1095, TOEIC L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language,

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake scientific research projects.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.List of Subjects: Depending on the host university, research areas may include Biochemistry; Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Biopsychology; Biotechnology; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Immunology; Medical Pharmacology; Microbiology; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Molecular Genetics; Molecular Medicine; Molecular Pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pathology; Physiological Psychology; Physiological Science; Statistics; and Toxicology.
  • Scholarship Award: Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Please note that details vary by host institution. See each institution’s summer research program website for more information.
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 20 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: International
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarship is open to worldwide students.
  • Entrance Requirements:

    Amgen Scholars Japan Program applicants must be undergraduate students who are:

    • Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent); and
    • At minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins, and
    • Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and after the summer program ends will resume undergraduate studies for at least 1 semester or 1 quarter

    Japan Program applicants must also have:

    • A strong record of academic performance; and
    • A good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, Cambridge English FCE, TOEIC score of 1095, TOEIC L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language, and
    • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
  • English Language Requirements A good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, Cambridge English FCE, TOEIC score of 1095, TOEIC L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language.

Scholarships for Japanese Students

Application Procedure:

Each host institution has its own application process. You can apply to participate at as many host institutions as you are interested in as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. The application at each host institution requires, at a minimum, the submission of an official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement or essay.

How to Apply:

To apply, click on the host institution in which you are interested. After reading about the Program at that particular host institution, follow the link to that institution’s Amgen Scholars Program website. You’ll find the Amgen Scholars application there.

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