UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates 2023

The program’s aim is to provide eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences to undergraduate students from various countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or considering a career in biology or related sciences and want to continue their studies at the graduate level.

Faculty members from the Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the Institute of Industrial Science provide research opportunities. Students are expected to have acquired knowledge and abilities for conducting research by the end of their summer program.

Students are also expected to 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.

Brief Description

  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Organisation: University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
  • Country to study: Japan, Singapore
  • School to study: University of Tokyo
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

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About the University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

The University of Tokyo was founded in 1877 as Japan’s first national university. As a renowned research institution, UTokyo offers courses in virtually all academic fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as doing research across the whole academic spectrum.

The University seeks to provide its students with a rich and diverse academic environment that promotes intellectual development as well as the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.

Scholarship Benefit

  • ROOM:  Near-campus accommodation
  • STIPEND: 250,000 JPY
    The stipend should be used freely to budget for food and any personal trips during your stay in Japan.

Domestic students will be given with economy-class airline tickets or round-trip train tickets to participate in the program and the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium in Singapore. Based on discussions between participants and the program office, the most cost-effective and direct route and travel itinerary will be determined. If the participant’s itinerary is changed for personal reasons, they will be asked to return the University of Tokyo the cost of the original booked flights.

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Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree-granting college or university anywhere in the globe; and
  • Have completed their first year of undergraduate education by the time the summer program begins, and
  • Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and will return to undergraduate studies for at least one semester or quarter after the summer program concludes

Applicants to the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program must also:

  • Have an excellent academic track record; and
  • Have an excellent working understanding of English, as indicated 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 you are not a native English speaker or English is not your first language, and
  • Have a desire to pursue a Ph.D.

How to apply

To apply, please carefully follow all application instructions and begin gathering supporting documents as soon as possible. Before submitting your application, please examine the selection criteria. All applications must be submitted electronically.

  • Prepare Supporting Documents
    • Portrait photo
    •  Scanned copy of Passport or ID card
    •  Resume/CV and Cover letter
    •  Academic Transcript
    • Questionnaire
    •  Proof of your English proficiency
    • Consent Form
  •  Ask two recommenders for the Letter of Reference for you
  • Complete the Online Application


Application Deadline

February 1, 2023

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