Fellowship Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates in Japan, 2017
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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,
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.
180,000 yen will be provided to Amgen Scholars.
Scholars will receive:
90,000 yen at the time of orientation (to be held on July 1)
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
Japan 300,000 JPY
Scholarship can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: Amgen Scholars Japan Program applicants must be undergraduate students who are:
- Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or itsequivalent); and
- At minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time thesummer program begins, and
- Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and after the summerprogram 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
- An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
Nationality: Scholarship is open to worldwide students.
College Admission Requirement: Undergraduate students enrolled in colleges or universities with a three-year bachelor’s degree program must have completed at least two semesters of their studies prior to participating in the program.
English Language Requirement: 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,
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Supporting documents at Kyoto University: Applicants are required to enter all of the necessary information and upload all required documents (as PDF files*) before completing the application. Be sure to have all of the necessary information and documents with applicants before they begin the application procedure. Note: the file size of each document must not exceed 3 MB.
- Statement of Purpose
- (Two) Recommendation Letters
- Uploading files: Applicants will be required to upload the following files in PDF format.
- Official Academic Transcript
- English/Japanese Test Scores achieved within last three years (if applicable)
Supporting documents at University of Tokyo:
- Portrait photo
- Resume/CV and Coverletter
- Academic Transcript
- Proof of their English proficiency test score (if their first language is not English)
- Letter of Reference
Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2017.
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