Tokyo

University of Tokyo - Amgen Scholars Program

Science, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Industrial Science, Agriculture and Life Science

Admission deadline

  • January 17, 2019

Applying to Research Abroad happens in two steps

As soon as you submit your application to Go Global, you will be contacted by the advisor with instructions for next steps. You can apply to Go Global well in advance of the deadline to get a headstart on the rest of your application.

1. Apply to Go Global once you’ve identified programs you're interested in

  • Submit your Go Global application online. You can apply for up to 3 programs on one application.
  • Go Global will contact you within 2 weeks of submission with instructions on how to apply to the partner and an electronic copy of your UBC transcript.

2. Apply directly to the partner university

  • Each research program will have detailed instructions on how to apply and strict submission deadlines.
  • All research programs will require supporting documents that typically include:
    • Academic references (1 – 3)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • UBC transcript

About the program

Program dates: 8 weeks from June to August

The Amgen Scholars Program is 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 will attend the program at the University of Tokyo.

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.

Future details can be found through the University of Tokyo website.

Research areas

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Industrial Science
  • Agriculture and Life Science

Program-specific eligibility

  • Meet Go Global eligibility requirements
  • Be in good academic standing and have completed the second year of studies or higher.
  • Student must be returning to their studies after the program dates to be eligible (students graduating in may are not eligible for this program).  
  • Given the competitive nature of this program Go Global recommends that students with an average above 75% apply for this program.
  • Demonstrates an interest in pursuing graduate studies.
  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website

General Research Abroad eligibility

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application
  • We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Housing

On-campus housing is provided for students participating in this program.

Program costs and fees

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.

Awards and funding for Research Abroad

Value: Up to $2000 per term

Eligibility: All students accepted into a research abroad program, through Go Global, will be considered for this award. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after acceptance into the program.

  • To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session of the previous year (with no failed or incomplete courses).
  • If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term. 

This award is automatically considered, and you don't need to apply.

Accepted students may be eligible for financial support. This includes a stipend of up to 500,000 JPY ($6000 CAD) for the 8 week program, to assist with the cost of travel and local expenses. Accommodations near campus are available.

Go Global fee and withdrawal policy

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.

Students who withdraw from a research abroad program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the fee being posted are eligble for a fee adjustment from $415 to $93.25.  

Pre-Departure policy

UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences.  In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:

  • All UBC Student Safety Abroad requirements
  • Go Global Program-specific pre-departure requirements (includes both online and in-person components)

Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Advising hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Contact

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed