A summer research program for students from around the world at educational institutions in Asia.


February 1, 2023

All institutions have their own application process, but all have the same deadline in early February.

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Scientific Research


Non-US Citizenships


Sophomore, Junior



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Award amount varies by the host institution. See each institution’s summer research program website for more information.


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.

Amgen Scholars is hosted at four premier universities in Asia. Undergraduates worldwide are eligible to apply to participate at one or all of the host institutions. Each host institution has its own application process.

  • Kyoto University (Japan),
  • National University of Singapore,
  • The University of Tokyo (Japan), and
  • Tsinghua University (China)


Amgen Scholars Asia Program applicants must be undergraduate students who are:

  • Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent); and
  • At minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins, and
  • Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and after the summer program ends will resume undergraduate studies for at least one semester or one quarter

Asia Program applicants must also have:

  • A strong record of academic performance; and
  • A 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, and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D.