Apply to Go Global by January 25th, 2018.
Apply to Go Global by January 25th, 2018.
The Amgen Scholars Program designed for undergraduate international student in the field of biology and related sciences, looking to pursue graduate studies. It is a highly prestigious program offering a unique chance for students to gain hands-on international research experience. Students have the option to attend the program at the University of Tokyo or Kyoto University.
Students will participate in collaborative research with faculty members. In addition to time spent in the laboratory, participants will be given the opportunity to attend a two-day Symposium in Tokyo sponsored by the Amgen Foundation. Interested applications should consult the available research programs at each university.
Further details can be found through the Kyoto University website.
All students are considered for the Go Global Research Abroad Award
Accepted students may be eligible for financial support. This includes a stipend of up to180,000 JPY ($2000 CAD) for the 8-week program.
Kyoto University will pay for return airfare and accommodation during the program. For more information on the included costs please visit this webpage.
On-campus housing is provided for students participating in this program.
Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program. Accepted students may be eligible for a stipend from the Amgen Scholars Program to assist with costs.
Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.
All structured research abroad programs involve two parts: applying to Go Global to request nomination and submitting an application to the partner university.
Go Global reviews all applications for nomination on a rolling basis and encourages students to submit their Go Global applications as soon as possible.
1. Review the project lists or available labs on the partner website to ensure there is a project or lab you are interested in.
2. Apply to register your interest with Go Global online. Students can apply to up to 3 programs on one application and are asked to submit a brief statement of interest.
3. Go Global will update your online application within 2 weeks of submission with detailed instructions on how to submit your partner application and your UBC transcript.
4. Each partner application may request different supporting documents. For the University of Kyoto's Amgen Scholars Program, prepare to have the following documents ready to include with your partner application:
5. Once you've collected all documents, submit them to University of Kyoto and notify Go Global that you have applied.
If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.
You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.
You will receive a $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing to your Go Global Advisor before March 31, 2018. If your notification of acceptance from the host university is after the refund deadline, then you have two weeks from date of acceptance to withdraw and receive a partial refund. Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.
Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at International house (Vancouver).
If you’re looking for more information on where you can go, please visit our Resource Library located on the top floor of the International House. Here you can freely browse our collection of material sent from partner universities including international student handbooks, course catalogues and departmental overviews.