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Tokyo University Amgen Scholars Program 2023 Summer School for Undergraduates |Fully-funded

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.

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Tokyo University Undergraduate Scholarship


Requirements for Tokyo University Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

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
  • 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

UTokyo 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Tokyo University Undergraduate Scholarship

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 UTokyo.
  • 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.

Documents Required for Application

 Be sure that the file size of each document does not exceed 2MB.

  • Portrait photo: Please upload your portrait photo saved as a jpeg file
  • Scanned copy of Passport or ID card
  • Resume/CV and Cover letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of your English proficiency


Application Deadline

February 1, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Tokyo on www.u-tokyo.ac.jp 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.

Application procedure:

  •   Prepare Supporting Documents
  •   Ask two recommenders for the Letter of Reference for you
  •   Complete the Online Application

For more details, visit  University of Tokyo website


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