¥250,000 UTokyo 2023 Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates

Written by David on January 8, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Policy Research, Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Office Of UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program Education And Student Support Department, The University Of Tokyo 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8652 JAPAN  

Undergraduate students from various countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and who are looking to continue their education at the graduate level are eligible to participate in the program. The program is designed to provide these students with an opportunity to participate in biomedical research for a period of eight weeks in the basic and translational sciences. Faculty members from the Graduate School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Science, the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the Institute of Industrial Science are offering students the opportunity to participate in research at their respective schools.

Students are expected to have acquired both the information and the abilities necessary to successfully carry out research by the time their summer experiences have come to a close. Additionally, it is anticipated of the students that they will deepen their international friendships by their participation in the joint activities. The students will be better prepared for future partnerships in a variety of settings as a result of these experiences.


About the Scholarship Provider:

The University of Tokyo, sometimes known as U.Tokyo, was the first national university to be created in Japan when it opened its doors in 1877. As a preeminent research institution, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) provides instruction in a wide variety of academic fields on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, it engages in research that spans the entire breadth of academic pursuits. It is the mission of the University of Tokyo to cultivate global leaders who have a robust sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit and who are equipped with both in-depth specialization and broad knowledge. Students are therefore provided with a rich and varied academic environment, which ensures opportunities for the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills as well as the development of their intellectual capacities.


Students from all over the world are encouraged to participate in these activities, during which they will be fully immersed in the way of life and culture of Japan. It includes the University of Tokyo Hospital, in addition to its ten faculties, fifteen graduate schools, eleven affiliated research institutes, thirteen university-wide centers, three affiliated libraries, and two institutes for advanced study. A little more than 450 international exchange agreements have been established between the university and other educational institutions located all over the world. Alumni of the University of Tokyo include not only eight people who have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, but also fifteen Japanese prime ministers and five astronauts.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Tokyo

Scholarship Country: Japan, Singapore

Scholarship Worth: ¥250,000

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • LODGING: Rooms are close to the campus
  • STIPEND: 250,000 JPY
  • During your time in Japan, you are free to spend the stipend as you see fit, including on your meals and any excursions you want to take for pleasure.
  • ASSISTANCE WITH TRAVEL COSTS Will be offered to domestic students in the form of economy-class airline tickets for flights or round-trip train tickets in order for them to participate in the program and attend the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium that will be hosted in Singapore. Following the conversation that takes place between participants and the program office, the travel schedule and route that is both the most inexpensive and the most direct will be specified. If the participant needs to rearrange their itinerary for personal reasons, they will be responsible for compensating the University of Tokyo for the cost of the flights that were originally reserved by the university.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program.
  • Currently enrolled at one of the world’s many schools or universities that grants a bachelor’s degree (or one of its equivalents); and
  • Applicants must, at the very least, have finished their first year of undergraduate studies by the time the summer program begins, and they must be in good academic standing.
  • Are not going to graduate before the start of the summer program, and once the summer program is over, they intend to continue their undergraduate studies for at least one more semester or one more quarter
  • Applicants for the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program are also required to:
  • Have an excellent track record of academic performance; and Have a good working knowledge of English, as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, an 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 you are not a native English speaker or English is not your first language; and Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D
  • to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program while devoting one’s whole efforts to doing so. During their time in the program, scholars are not permitted to work or enroll in any classes at any other institution. In addition, every participant must be available to take part in the activity during the entirety of its entirety.
  • to make one’s home in the housing that is supplied by the University of Tokyo.
  • to take an active role in the day-to-day operations of the research group, to show respect for the work done by all other members of the laboratory, and to attend and take part in any meetings or other gatherings held in the laboratory.
  • Must participate in all mandatory conferences, activities, and social events, including the orientation that takes place on the first day of the program.
  • should present a poster or deliver a talk outlining the research that he or she did over the summer.
  • At the end of the program, participants are required to hand in a research paper to the director of the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program.

Required Forms and Documents for the Application

  • A scanned copy of your headshot. 2) A scanned copy of your passport or identification card.
  • Resume/CV and Cover letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Questionnaire
  • Documentation of your ability to communicate in English
  •  Form for Giving Consent



The UTokyo 2023 Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates is open to all International Students


If you are a first-year student at the University of London and you are paying the home fee, you should apply for the Full-time Undergraduate Bursary for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the scholarship is to help incoming freshmen who have shown strong ambition for higher education and a desire to make a positive impact in their communities on their way to achieving their own personal and professional objectives.


Application Procedure

  • In order to apply, please be sure you carefully follow all of the application directions and begin gathering the necessary supporting documents as soon as possible. Before you send in your application, please make sure you’ve read all the criteria for selection. The submission of all applications must be done online.
  • Put together the necessary supporting documents.
  • Ask two people who know you well to provide letters of recommendation for you.
  • Finish the Application That’s Found Online


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for UTokyo 2023 Amgen Scholars Program for Undergraduates  is February 1, 2023.



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