Amgen Research Scholars Program - Asia


The Amgen Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research for 8 weeks in Asia.   Students are able to choose from a variety of research topic in the sciences. 

Current universities hosting the program in Asia are: 

Kyoto University (Japan)

National University of Singapore

The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Tsinghua University (China)


Application requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • In your second year as an undergrad student or higher 
  • Please check provider for additional requirements

Costs: The Amgen website has information on funding, amounts and details.  Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.


Academic Description: 
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.
Biological Sciences
Application Instructions: 

In addition to applying to Pitt Global Experiences through this application portal,  and submitting the Pitt application materials, you must also submit an application and additional documents DIRECTLY to the AMGEN program  Pitt's application deadline for this program is  Jan 23, 2023.    Amgen typically has a similar deadline! 


Please review the Amgen website for updates, dates and details.  

SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Hello! Konnichiwa! I am the Director for Global Experiences and Engagement in the Swanson School of Engineering.  After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue  explore new countries and cultures and have had the good fortune to work, study and travel all over the world. I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize global opportunities! 

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Dr. Dave Fraser

Dave Fraser advises and supports Pitt Honors College students as well as any other Pitt student pursuing national or international awards and scholarships. He focuses on support for students with interests in STEM fields but is always open to working with students from other disciplines.

Dave was born in Boston Massachusetts but has also lived for significant parts of his life in Egypt, Puerto Rico, Madrid, Chicago, D.C., and (of course) Pittsburgh. He is an avid traveler and fan of cross-cultural experiences and learning. He was a Biology and Neuroscience professor for 10 years before joining the Honors College in 2019.

Dave lives in Highland Park with his wife and daughter. His weekends focus on family, music, food, house repair, and coaxing flowers from his growing (literally) collection of native (mostly) plants in his garden.

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