Fully Funded Training in Science for Undergraduates from the University of Tokyo in Japan

Date limite : 03 févr. 2020

Bailleur de fonds: University of Tokyo

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Fully Funded Training in Science for Undergraduates from the University of Tokyo in Japan

The University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Amgen Foundation, offers a training program for undergraduate students from different countries (including some from Japan) who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and looking to continue to graduate studies. This program provides students eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences.

In addition to working full time in the laboratory for 8 weeks, the program features:

  1. Visits to Graduate Schools and Institutes related to biomedical research
  2. Information sessions on how to apply to Graduate Schools at UTokyo
  3. Special seminars and luncheons where students can meet and have discussions
  4. Access to UTokyo campus facilities such as the Library, Health Care Center and Gymnasium
  5. Japanese cultural events
  6. Excursions

Eligibility criteria:

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

  1. Enrolled in colleges or universities worldwide that award a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent); and
  2. At the minimum, have completed their first year of undergraduate study at the time the summer program begins, and
  3. Are not graduating before the summer program begins, and after the summer program ends will resume undergraduate studies for at least 1 semester or 1 quarter

UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program applicants must also:

  1. Have a strong record of academic performance.
  2. Have good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 72, IELTS overall band score of 5.5.
  3. Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Requirements:

  1. To devote full effort in participation in the Amgen Scholars Program. Scholars cannot take any courses or hold a job throughout the duration of the program. In addition, all participants must be able to attend the program for its entire duration.
  2. To live in the accommodation provided by UTokyo.
  3. To participate fully in the day-to-day life of the research group, respect the work of all members of the laboratory, and attend and participate in laboratory meetings or other gatherings.
  4. To attend the orientation on June 9, all required conferences, activities and social events.
  5. To give a poster/presentation describing his/her summer research project.
  6. To submit a research paper to the UTokyo Amgen Scholars Program Director at the conclusion of the program.

Financial Support:

  1. Near-campus accommodation
  2. A stipend of 250,000 JPY which should be used freely to budget for food and any personal trips during your stay in Japan and so on.
  3. Travel costs: Economy-class airline tickets for flights, or round-trip train tickets for domestic students, will be provided to participate in the program and the Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium to be held in Singapore. The most economical and direct route and travel schedule will be stipulated based on the discussion between participants and the program office. If the schedule is changed for personal reasons of the participant, they will be required to repay the University of Tokyo the cost of the originally booked flights.
  4. All students must arrange their own private health & travel insurance. Please be aware that neither the Amgen Foundation nor the University of Tokyo can provide health/travel insurance.

About University of Tokyo:

It is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, it is one of Japan's most prestigious universities. The university has 10 faculties and enrolls about 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are international students. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane, and Nakano. It is among the top echelon of the select Japanese universities assigned additional funding under the MEXT's Top Global University Project to enhance Japan's global educational competitiveness.

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