University of Cambridge (UK)

Contact this host university:

Professor Trevor Robbins
Academic Director

Mr. Karl Wilson
Administrative Director

Ms. Felicity Webster
Deputy Administrative Director

+44 (0)1223 766875

July 10 - September 6, 2014

University of Cambridge (UK)

Amgen Scholars at the University of Cambridge participate in eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Each student will join the laboratory of one of Cambridge’s experienced faculty members, including some of the world’s top academic scientists, gaining hands-on lab experience and contributing to the advancement of science. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors; attend scientific seminars, journal clubs, and other networking activities; and to experience the excitement of working in one of the world’s foremost universities, surrounded by enthusiastic and motivated academics, graduate students and postdoctoral workers. Prospective students can use the University of Cambridge research topics database to find projects and supervisors that they might be interested in.

The University of Cambridge is among the world's foremost universities. Over the past 800 years, its contribution to the world has ranged from the discovery of the mechanism of blood circulation to the structure of DNA and from works of the great philosophers of the early 15th century, to the groundbreaking work of its many Nobel Prize winners. The first Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme will coincide with the university’s 800th birthday celebrations and the 41st International Chemistry Olympiad being held in Cambridge and will follow on from the celebrations to mark Charles Darwin’s bicentenary.

During the programme, scholars will present their emerging findings in laboratory groups and to their supervisors. There will also be the opportunity to present at the end of programme symposium devoted to drug discovery and development and hosted in Cambridge by the Amgen Scholars’ European Co-ordinating Centre, which Amgen Scholars from across Europe will attend.

Cambridge is a cosmopolitan city with a beautiful medieval centre. Compact and easy to get around in, it offers plenty to see and do. All Amgen Scholars will be housed in St Edmund's College, within walking distance of the historic city centre. 

Cambridge welcomes applications from undergraduates from across Europe and prides itself in providing the world's highest-quality university education for the brightest and best, regardless of background.

Interested students from across Europe are invited to visit the Program website for further details.