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UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2024 for Undergraduate Students

Opportunity Detail

  • Language RequirementTOEFLIELTS
  • GenderMaleFemale
  • LevelBachelor
  • Number of Opportunity:20
  • Eligible Region/CountriesOpen for all
  • Medium of InstructionEnglish
  • Field of studyBiomedical Sciences
  • Opportunity ID18134
  • Funding TypeFully Funded
  • Duration8 weeks

Opportunity Description

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2024 is now accepting applications. The program’s goal is to provide eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences to undergraduate students from different countries (including Japan) who are committed to or considering a career in biology or related sciences and want to continue their studies at the graduate level.

Brief Details:

Organized by: The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
Location: Japan & Singapore
Eligible Nations: Asia region countries (Afghanistan included)

Program Features:

  • Visits to biomedical research graduate schools and institutes
  • Special seminars and workshops for students to connect and discuss
  • Sessions on how to apply to Graduate Schools at UTokyo will be held.
  • Use of UTokyo campus facilities such as the Library, Health Care Center, and Gymnasium.
  • Cultural events in Japan
  • Excursions

Benefits of UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2024:

  • Students will acquire knowledge and abilities for researching by the end of their summer experience.
  • Students will broaden their international friendships as a result of their joint activities.
  • These experiences will assist students in developing future cooperation in a variety of contexts.
Financial Support:
  • Accommodation
  • 250,000 JPY stipend
  • Travel Costs

Note: All students are responsible for obtaining their own individual health and travel insurance. Please keep in mind that neither the Amgen Foundation nor the University of Tokyo can provide medical or travel insurance.

2: The stipend should be utilized freely to budget for food and personal trips while in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program must be undergraduate students who are:

  • Enrolled at bachelor’s degree-granting colleges or universities around the Asia region (or its equivalent) (List of countries)
  • Has completed his/her first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins, are not graduating before the summer program begins, and will resume undergraduate studies for at least one semester or quarter after the summer program finishes
  • Should have a proven track record of academic success.
  • If you are not a native English speaker or English is not your first language, Have a good working knowledge of English, as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS score of 5.5
  • Be interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
Required Documents:
  • Applicant’s Portrait Photo (Passport size, JPEG)
  • Passport or Identity card
  • CV and cover letter 
  • Academic Transcripts (Back & front pages, PDF)
  • Questionnaire (Excel File)
  • English proficiency proof
  • Concern Form (Signed, PDF)
  • 2 letters of recommendation 

How to apply for UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program?

To apply, first, you have to create an account by clicking the apply now button below. Enter your email address; you will get a verification link to your email, click on the link to directly go to the registration form, enter the required information, and register; you will get an ID and password to log in and have access to the application form and finally, fill the application form.

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