Quick Info

  • Amgen
  • Summer
  • : Pitt Recognized
  • : Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Neuroscience, Pre-Medical
  • : TBD; 8 weeks from June to August 2018 - DD Month YYYY
  • : price specifics below
  • : Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


Students will be participating in a research experience followed by the Amgen Scholars Symposium in Japan in August. 

Kyoto University's projects that have been offered in the past: http://www.opir.kyoto-u.ac.jp/study/en/curriculum/amgenscholars/faculty/

U Tokyo's offerings : http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/prospective-students/amgen2017.html 


Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo provides housing close to the university for all Amgen Scholars. 

Pricing And Dates

[This is a paid research opportunity. 

 Kyoto University provides a 180,000 yen scholarship (approx. $1650 USD) for Amgen Scholars, housing, and a round trip airline ticket. More pricing information can be found here.

The University of Tokyo provides a 500,000 yen stipend ($4500 USD( for students from the United States to be used on expenses and travel. More information can be found here

Inclusions & Exclusions

The University of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive health insurance as a part of studying abroad. More information about the type of insurance and coverage can be provided to you by the Engineering International Programs office.  However, you might need to purchase additional insurance if the school you will attend requires you to purchase a specific health insurance per their regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure you know the cost of that insurance prior to committing to the program. 

Additional Expenses:

  •  (if Univ. of Tokyo awardee-Airfare ~$1,500-$2,000)
  •  Housing, Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if required, depending on your citizenship)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

For more information, please contact the International Engineering Initiatives Office:

Dr. Kristine Lalley, Director: krl33@pitt.edu

Dr. Diane Saran, Associate Director: dmhardy@pitt.edu

General Information:

international@engr.pitt.edu | 412-624-5942 | 152 Benedum Hall

@SSoEIntPrograms | www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran

Walk-In Advising Hours:

Buna! That’s hello in Romanian. 
After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students.  Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars.  In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad. 
For fun I enjoy volunteering with my therapy dog Nora, yoga and fitness, international films, crocheting, and travel (of course).

Come talk with me about studying abroad! 

dmhardy@pitt.edu |  412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall

@SSoEIntPrograms     |    www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg