Amgen Scholars Program | International Scientific Research Program in Japan

Applications for the Amgen Scholars Program are now invited. Students from any country are welcome to apply. He or she must be pursuing undergraduate degree in any major and will be undertaking scientific research at Kyoto University and University of Tokyo. Up to 20 awards will be given away. The application deadline is February 1 every year.

Scholarship Description
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.

Award Value
Kyoto University

  • 180,000 yen will be provided to Amgen Scholars. 90,000 yen at the time of orientation (to be held on July 1) and 90,000 yen from the International Student Mobility Division around July 31
  • Student will also receive accommodation, travel and health facilities

University of Tokyo

  • Rooms: Near-campus accommodation
  • Stipends: Amount varies depending on the location of the university / college that applicants currently belong to Asia / Oceania: 450,000 JPY, Europe / North, Central and South America: 500,000 JPY, Africa / Middle East 600,000 JPY 600,000 JPY and Japan 300,000 JPY.

Level and Area of Studies
Scientific research in any subject.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in Japan.

Eligibility and Criteria
Amgen Scholars Japan Program applicants must be:

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent); and
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in four-year colleges or universities who are sophomores in their second year (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors in their third year, or non-graduating seniors in their fourth year (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate studies).

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 79, or IELTS overall band score of 6.0, or the equivalent in principle; and,
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Each university has own application procedure and requirements. Please learn the detail information at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
February 1 annually.

Website and Application Link

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