Studying at Kyoto University

Program Overview

Program Dates

June 6 - August 5, 2023

*This includes an international symposium. The dates of the symposium are subject to change.

Number of Participants

23 students

Research Work

The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University is eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one of several Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience.

Placements will be made based on student interests and available spaces. While each Amgen Scholar will be assigned for supervision by a specific Kyoto University faculty member, supervision and guidance may also be provided by other persons associated with the supervising professor’s lab, including graduate students and post-doctoral associates. All placements are full time (approximately 40 hours per week).

Educational Activities

In addition to full-time research positions, Amgen Scholars also take part in a variety of educational activities. Below are some examples of past activities.

  • A seminar series in which faculty will give presentations on relevant research areas and critical professional issues. The seminars will be designed to expose students to cutting-edge research and broaden their understanding of opportunities in their graduate school and scientific careers.
  • A poster session at the end of the program in which the participants will share their summer research projects with a larger audience.