Asia Program

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

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HOST INSTITUTIONS

Asia Program Dates

 
PROGRAM DATES:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
PROGRAM DATES: June 11 - August 4, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 3 - August 2, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: June 11 - August 5, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019
PROGRAM DATES: July 1 - August 23, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

Eligibility

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.
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Asia Symposium

A signature component of the summer program is the symposium where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Over the course of the symposium, Scholars have the chance to share their summer research projects with their peers and deepen their understanding of drug discovery and development.

Each year, Amgen Scholars meet at the National University of Singapore to network with other Amgen Scholars as well as interact with leading industry and academic scientists.

FAQs

FAQs/Asia

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  1. What is the purpose of the Amgen Scholars Program?

  2. What criteria do I need to meet to become an Amgen Scholar in Asia?

  3. Do I need to be able to speak an Asian language such as Japanese or Chinese to take part in the Amgen Scholars Program at one of the host institutions in Asia?

  4. Do I need to be a citizen of an Asian country to apply to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program at one of the host institutions in Asia?

  5. If applicable, am I required to obtain the appropriate visas to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program in Asia?

  6. Is there one application form for the four host institutions in Asia?

  7. Can I apply to more than one host institution in Asia?

  8. What is the application deadline for host institutions in Asia?

  9. Are there certain application requirements common to all host institutions in Asia?

  10. How do I apply?

  11. Are the summer program dates the same for all Asia host institutions?

  12. What is the expected number of Amgen Scholars participating annually at each host institution and in total in Asia?

  13. Do I need to have attended a college or university in Asia during the academic year to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program in Asia?

  14. What about housing, food and travel expenses to and from the summer program in Asia?

  15. Will there be an opportunity to meet Amgen Scholars participating in the Asia Program at other host institutions and to learn more about biotechnology and drug discovery and development?

  16. Is the cost of travel to and from the August symposium, as well as room and board at the symposium, covered by the Program?

  17. Can I apply to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program in Asia if I am not a science or engineering major?

  18. Do I need to have research experience prior to being admitted to the Program in Asia?

  19. Which areas of academic research will the Program offer?

  20. When will I find out whether I've been accepted into the Program?

  21. Can I participate as an Amgen Scholar for more than one summer?

  22. Can I apply to participate as an Amgen Scholar in both Asia and the U.S., Europe, Australia, or Canada Programs?

  23. If I am not selected this year, can I apply again?

  24. Whom do I contact with questions about the Amgen Scholars Program in Asia?