Launched in 2006 in the United States, 2008 in Europe, and 2015 in Japan at the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, Amgen Scholars has expanded to additional world – class institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. University of Tokyo invites International students to join them at their internship program under the name of UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program.

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program is a two months fully funded internship program held by University of Tokyo through 10th of June 2019 untill 5th of August 2019. The Amgen scholars provides hundreds of undergraduate students each year with an opportunity to undertake scientific research projects at many of the world’s leading institution.

Benefits offered:

  • Free accommodation around campus
  • Fully-covered travel cost and personal needs on Japan with given stipend below:
  • Asia / Oceania : 350,000 JPY
  • Africa / Middle East : 400,000 JPY
  • Europe : 450,000 JPY
  • North, Central and South America : 550,000 JPY
  • Japan : 250,000 JPY
  • This stipend should be used freely for transportaion fees including airfare to Japan and your own destination after the program, personal needs and personal trips during your stay, and so on. The stipend will be transferred into your bank account after you get shortlisted.

Scholarship eligibility:

  • Enrolled on universities that award bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Have completed first-year of undergraduate study at minimum at the time the program begins
  • Not graduated befor the summer program begins and will resume undergraduate study for 1 semester or a quarter
  • Excel at academic
  • Good at English, with
  • TOEFL (iBT) minimum 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
  • These documents required only apply for those who aren’t native English speaker or someone who didn’t use English as their first language
  • Interested on pursuing Ph.D.


  • Devoting full efforts to partcipate in the Amgen scholarship program. Scholars can’t take any course or hold any job throughout the duration of the program. In addition, al praticipant must be able to attend the program for it’s entire duration
  • To live in the accommodation provided
  • Participate fully on day-to-day life of the research group, resperct the works of all member, and attending laboratory meetings and other gatherings
  • Attending the orientation at 11th of June, conferences, activities, and another social events
  • Giving a poster or presentation about his/her summer research project
  • Submitting research paper to Utokyo Amgen scholars Program Director at the conclusion of the program

Required documents:

  • Portrait photo (Passport Size)
  • Scanned copy of Passport or ID card
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae and Cover letter. (save as word file (.doc or .docx), download here)
  • Academic Transcript
  • Questionaire (save as excel file (.xls or .xlsx), download here)
  • Proof of your English proficiency issued by university
  • Letter of reference
  • Signing the Privacy Statement and Agreement. (Read here, Download here)

How to apply:

  • Fill the online application form (via computer only), click here
  • Please send all inquiries regarding the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program to the following email address: amgenscholars.adm@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Deadline: 01 February 2019

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