Call for applications: 2018 Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program (deadline: 1 February 2018)

07 Dec 2017

      Kyoto University is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2018 Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program.

      Undergraduate participants can benefit from participating in research projects with top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a student-focused Japan Symposium on biotechnology, featuring presentations by leading scientists.


      12 June - 6 August 2018 (eight weeks)

      Number of participants

      20 students


      Amgen Scholars Japan Program applicants must be undergraduate students who are:

      1. Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent);
      2. At a minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins; and
      3. 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.

      Japan Program applicants must also have:

      1. A strong record of academic performance;
      2. 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, or 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 the first language; and
      3. An interest in pursuing a doctoral degree

      Financial support

      • Scholarship (180,000 yen) will be provided.
      • Travel costs and accommodation will be provided.
      • Costs for participating in activities organized as part of the Program will be included.

      How to apply

      Apply online via the Program Website:

      Application deadline

      15:00 on Thursday 1 February 2018, Japan Standard Time [UTC + 9:00hrs]


      International Education and Student Mobility Division
      Education Promotion and Student Support Department
      Kyoto University
      Email: amgenscholars* (replace the * with @)

      Phone: +81-75-753-2489

      Call for applications: 2018 Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program (deadline: 1 February 2018)
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