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UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2019: online application is now open!

UTokyo will continue to provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program in 2019 as one of the host universities of Amgen Scholars Asia Program (https://amgenscholars.com/asia-program).

The objective of the program is to provide undergraduate students from different countries, including Japan, who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and planning to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks (from June 11 to August 5, 2019) of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Opportunities for the students to gain valuable hands-on experience in research will be provided by 15 research laboratories in five of the graduate schools and research institutes of UTokyo (Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Institute of Industrial Science).

Additionally, there will be opportunities for the students to take part in events, such as Japanese language classes, Japanese cultural events, exchange events with UTokyo students, etc., organized to maximize their experience as Amgen Scholars at UTokyo.

Each Amgen Scholars will receive a stipend to cover their return travel and living expenses, in addition to paid accommodation, during the program.

UTokyo 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
 Not graduating before the summer program begins, and will resume their undergraduate studies for at least 1 semester or 1 quarter after the end of the summer program.

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program applicants must also:
 Have a strong record of academic performance, andHave 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 L&R score of 785, or TOEIC S&W score of 310, if not a native English speaker or English is not their first language, and
Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Application for the program is now open online and will close at 3:00 PM on February 1, 2019 (Japan Standard Time).

To learn more about the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program, please visit http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/amgen_program.html