Studying at Kyoto University

Financial Support

Travel Costs

Kyoto University stipulates the travel schedule and route, and provides an economy-class airline ticket. If the student cannot arrive in Japan on the specified dates for personal reasons, no travel expenses will be provided.

  • For students from universities outside Japan
    Airline tickets are provided for flights between the nearest airport to the student’s university and Osaka by the most direct and economical route.
  • For students from universities in Japan (excluding Kyoto University students)
    A round-trip ticket is provided for travel between the nearest airport to the student’s university and Osaka, or between nearest train station to the student’s university and Kyoto.


All Amgen Scholars (excluding Kyoto University students) will be accommodated in Kyoto.
The payment for accommodation will be made directly to the real estate agency by Kyoto University.

(reference: accommodation in 2019)
(reference: accommodation in 2019)


180,000 yen will be provided to Amgen Scholars.
Scholars will receive:

  • 90,000 yen at the beginning of the program
  • 90,000 yen in the middle of July

Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium

The Amgen Scholars Asia Symposium will take place either in-person in Tokyo during the program period. In either case, attendance at the Asia Symposium is obligatory for those enrolled in the Amgen Scholars Program.

Note: Health Insurance/Liability Insurance

All students must arrange their own private health insurance. Please be aware that neither the Amgen Foundation nor the Kyoto University can provide health insurance.
All students must also enroll in Kyoto University’s “Co-op Liability Insurance” upon arrival.