Amgen Research Scholars Program - Asia

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 funding, amounts and details.  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.

For summer 2022, the Amgen website lists the following: "While undergraduates interested in Amgen Scholars are encouraged and welcome to submit applications to any and all programs for which they are eligible, please bear in mind that final admissions decisions are subject to COVID-19 mandates of the host institutions and governments, potentially including COVID-19 vaccination requirements, lab availability, accommodations, and travel.."

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: 

In addition to applying to Pitt Global Experiences through this application portal,  and submitting the Pitt application materials, you must also submit an application and additional documents DIRECTLY to the AMGEN program  Pitt's application deadline for this program is  Jan 11, 2022.    Amgen typically has a similar deadline!  Any questions, please contact: Alicia Olalde, SSOE Global Experiences Office.   Please review the Amgen website for updates, dates and details.  

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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SSOE students: schedule an appointment with me using Pathways via this link!

non-SSOE students-- send me an email and we'll set up a time to meet!


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