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Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program 2020 Summer School for Undergraduates (Fully-funded)

Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program will be offered in summer of 2020.

Application Deadline: 3rd February, 2020 3 p.m (UTC+9 hours)

Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at (Country): Japan/Singapore (2020 program is at Singapore)

About the Award: The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University aims to support international and domestic students so they can study at Kyoto University as vacation scholars.

The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University is eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one of several Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience.

Placements will be made based on student interests and available spaces. While each Amgen Scholar will be assigned for supervision by a specific Kyoto University faculty member, supervision and guidance may also be provided by other persons associated with the supervising professor’s lab, including graduate students and post-doctoral associates. All placements are full time (approximately 40 hours per week).

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: In accordance with an instruction from the Amgen Foundation, Kyoto University selects half of the annual participants from colleges and universities throughout Asia, while the other half may come from colleges and universities across the globe.

Amgen Scholars Asia 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 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 quarter

Asia Program applicants must also have:

  • A strong record of academic performance; and,
  • 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, and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Number of Awards: 15

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

Duration of Award: June 9 – August 8, 2020

How to Apply: Apply to the program

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

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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