1 February 2019
UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2019
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduates each year with the opportunity to undertake
scientific research projects at many of the world’s leading institutions.
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.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.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
(Physics, Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences)
(Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechano-Informatics, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Precision Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Mathematical Engineering and Infomation Physics, Materials Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical System Engineering, Chemistry and Biotechnology, Systems Innovation)
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy)
- Agricultural and Life Sciences
(Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Biotechnology, Aquatic Bioscience, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Global Agricultural Sciences, Animal Resource Sciences, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Forest Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Biomaterial Sciences, Ecosystem Studies, Veterinary Medical Sciences)
- Industrial Science
(Fundamental Engineering, Mechanical and Biofunctional Systems, Informatics and Electronics, Materials and Environmental Science, Human and Social Systems)
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2019 (11 June 2019 – 5 August 2019)
- Amgen Scholars Asian Symposium in Singapore (3 August 2019 – 4 August 2019)
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).
- At the minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins.
- 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.
- Have a strong record of academic performance.
- 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.
- Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.
- 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 June 11, 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.
- Room Near-campus accommodation.
- Stipend (400,000 JPY) should be used freely for transportation fees including the airfares to Japan and to your own destination after the program, budget for food and any personal trips during your stay in Japan and so on. Please note that the cost of the air tickets to participate in the Asian Symposium will be provided separately.
- All students must arrange their own private health & travel insurance. Please be aware that neither the Amgen Foundation nor the University of Tokyo can provide health/travel insurance.
- The cost of the air tickets to participate in the Asian Symposium will be provided separately.
- All students must arrange their own private health & travel insurance.
First Step: Create a New Account and get your application number.
Second Step: Fill out all the application and upload files.Be sure that the file size of each document does not exceed 2MB.
- Supporting Documents:
1. Portrait photo
Please upload your portrait photo saved as a jpeg file. Note that your full face should be visible in the photo, and it should be taken from the front with your eyes open (Same rules as photos for a passport, 45 x 35mm).
2. Scanned copy of Passport or ID card
Please scan the page with the photo and name of your passport or ID card such as student ID or national ID and save as a jpeg file.
3. Resume/CV and Cover letter
Download and complete the designated form Resume_CV_Coverletter_UTokyoASP2019.docx. Please save your documents as a Word file (e.g. .doc/docx).
4. Academic Transcript
Please obtain an official academic transcript (in English) and scan and save both the front and back pages as a PDF file.
Download and complete the designated form Questionnaire_UTokyoASP2019.xlsx . Please save your documents as an Excel file (e.g. .xls/xlsx).
6. Proof of your English proficiency
- Non-native speakers whose institutions are located in an area where English is not the first language and the medium of education is not English must submit a valid proficiency test score listed on Eligibility above.
- Non-native speakers whose institutions are located in an area where English is not the first language but the medium of education is English are required to submit a valid proficiency test score listed on Eligibility above, or a letter specifying that you are taking your education in English issued by your university.
- non-native English speakers who have been receiving undergraduate education from an institution located in an area where English is the first language and whose language of instruction is English are not required to submit test scores or letters.
7. Letter of Reference
- You are required to nominate two people to provide letters of reference, one of who must be a faculty member at your current institution who is familiar with your educational background, academic performance, and motivation for attending the 2019 Program.
- It should be on a departmental/university letterhead, including the referee’s signature.
- It should then be scanned and submitted as a PDF file.
- Note that the Letter of Reference must state your Applicant Number, which appears under your photo when you create your T-cens SP account.
8. Privacy Statement and Agreement
Please download and carefully read the “Privacy Statement”, sign the agreement on the statement and submit it by uploading through T-cens SP. Please be aware that applicants cannot apply for the program without this signed document.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Doha Elamin/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Nashwa Attallah/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team