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UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program

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.

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!

UTokyo would like to express its appreciation to the Amgen Foundation for the generous support provided for this program.

For the information for the 2021 program, please visit this site in October 2020.
  <UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2020 has been cancelled>
After careful consideration, and with deep concerns for the health and safety of participants, the director of the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program has regrettably decided to cancel the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program 2020 scheduled to take place from June 9 to August 3. In addition, the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium 2020 scheduled to take place on Aug 6 - 8 in Singapore has also been cancelled.
We are sincerely grateful for all your applications to the 2020 program and hope that you would once again be able to apply for the 2021 program if possible.
As you are all undoubtedly aware, we are now facing to an unprecedented threat as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope that the Amgen Scholars Program applicants, who are all interested in bioscience, biotechnology and drug discovery, will take the necessary and appropriate actions to guard their own life, their family and the people around them.
Additionally, we should not forget that there are still, and will be more infectious diseases other than COVID-19 in existence that will be a threat to many people in the world.
We hope that all of you will manage to overcome this difficulty we are currently facing, continue your education to become scientists who will counter challenges such as that we are facing with the power of science and technology while cooperating with each other and we hope to see you someday in Japan.  
SAKUMA Ichiro,
Director of UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program

The University of Tokyo

**Be careful of websites providing false information regarding the Amgen Scholars Program**
As these false websites do not provide adequate information, those applying for the Program based on the information on these websites are highly likely to be misled and therefore not qualify for selection. Please be aware that the University of Tokyo will not bear any responsibility for missed opportunities and/or damages/loss which may be caused by these false websites.
Applicants are advised to thoroughly read and understand the information on this website before starting their application.


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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

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