Tokyo University Amgen Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded

Tokyo University Amgen Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023 | Fully Funded


The Tokyo University Amgen Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023 is now calling for applications from eligible candidates. Do you have an interest in this opportunity?  Read to the end because we will be discussing its benefits, and eligibility requirements, and guide you through the application process.



Application Deadline: 1st February, 2023 3 p.m (UTC+9 hours)

Eligible Countries: International

Study in: Japan & Singapore

About the Award:

The objective of the program is to provide undergraduate students from different countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and looking to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Research experiences are being provided by faculty members of 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. By the end of their summer experience, students are expected to acquire knowledge and skills for conducting research. The students are also expected to extend their international friendship through the collaborative experiences. These experiences will help the students to develop future collaborations in many situations.

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility for the Tokyo University Amgen Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023

Tokyo Amgen Scholars 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 the 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

Tokyo Amgen Scholars Program applicants must also:

  • Have a strong record of academic performance; and
  • Have 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
  • Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Selection Requirements:

  • To devote full effort in participation in the Amgen Scholars Program. Scholars cannot take any courses or hold a job throughout the duration of the program. In addition, all participants must be able to attend the program for its entire duration.
  • To live in the accommodation provided by Tokyo.
  • To participate fully in the day-to-day life of the research group, respect the work of all members of the laboratory, and attend and participate in laboratory meetings or other gatherings.
  • To attend the orientation on the first day of the program, all required conferences, activities and social events.
  • To give a poster/presentation describing his/her summer research project.
  • To submit a research paper to the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program Director at the conclusion of the program.

Number of Awards: 15

Value of Award: Travel, accommodation, health insurance, scholarship,

Duration of Award: June 6 – August 5, 2023

How to Apply: To apply, please follow all application directions closely and get an early start on obtaining the supporting documents. Please review the selection criteria before submitting your application. All applications must be submitted online.


1. Prepare Supporting Documents
2. Ask two recommenders for the Letter of Reference for you
3. Complete the Online Application

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit the Official Website of the Tokyo University Amgen Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023


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