Amgen Research Scholars Program - Asia

The Amgen Scholars Program will not be accepting applications for summer 2021. Please see the Amgen Scholars website for more details.  


Check back for details on this program for Summer 2022!


The Amgen Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research for 8 weeks in Asia.   Students are able to choose from a variety of research topic in the sciences. 

Current universities hosting the program in Asia are: 

  Kyoto University (Japan)

  National University of Singapore

  The University of Tokyo (Japan)

  Tsinghua University (China)


Application requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • In your second year as an undergrad student or higher 
  • Please check provider for additional requirements

Costs: The Amgen website has information on if they provide funding and how much. 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.


Academic Description: 
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.
Biological Sciences
Application Instructions: 

Please start your application through our Pitt system and then go ahead and start your application found on their website. The program deadline to apply has been early Feb. with Amgen. Please review their website to ensure that the dates have not changed from year to year.  We suggest that you finish days prior to their official deadline. 

SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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