2019 Tsinghua Amgen Scholars Program

Program Introduction
The Amgen Scholars Program is an international program aiming to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in sciences. The Amgen Scholars Program at Tsinghua is an 8-week faculty-mentored residential summer research program to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research in a lab environment, engage in cutting-edge research experience, and learn more about biotechnology and drug discovery.

The accepted applicants will join a faculty's laboratory and involve in one or more specific research projects. Each Scholar will be paired with a faculty member as his/her mentor. All faculty mentors will be selected from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University. In addition, a postdoc, a technician or a graduate student will be assigned to train and assist the student in the lab. As a member of the lab, the Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in a series of academic activities, such as weekly lab meetings, group discussions, presentation training, and campus-wide seminars of interests. In addition, other non-academic gathering will be organized, such as networking events, Chinese and Beijing culture exploration, etc. 

Amgen Scholars' benefits include a stipend, round-trip air travel to Beijing, paid summer session tuition, housing, and meal allowance on campus. Program Manager (PM) will work with the Scholars and assist them with all aspects of life on campus outside the lab. PM will meet with the Scholars regularly to provide necessary supports and coordinates among faculty, lab members, and the scholars. 

There will be about 15 ASP Scholars enrolled in the program. The 2019 Amgen Scholars Summer Program at Tsinghua University begins on July 1st and ends on August 23th, 2019 (8 weeks). Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2019. Accepted applicants to the program will be notified from March to April.
Host Department
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Who can apply?
Start Date
End Date
Program Fee
All expenses paid including traval expenses and insurances, receive meal allowance and CNY 15,000 stipend, live in provided student apartment or on-campus hotel.
Program Seats
Basic Requirements
Tsinghua Amgen Scholars Program applicants must also:
a. Be able to demonstrate a strong record of academic performance;
b. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2/4.0;
c. Have a good working knowledge of English, demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 78, IELTS overall band score of 6.0, if not a native English speaker or English is not your first language; 
d. Have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
Supporting Documents
1. Submit an Online Application (http://www.sps.tsinghua.edu.cn/amgenscholars.html#)
2. Submit a Statement of Purpose (included in the online application)
3. Upload a resume
4. Submit requests for two letters of recommendation (name and email address of letter writer required)
5. Upload college transcript(s) via the Online Application
6. Supporting documents are due by February 1st
Application Procedure
Please apply on our online system (http://www.sps.tsinghua.edu.cn/amgenscholars.html#). The admission is not on a rolling basis, and the selection begins after the deadline 1st Feb, 2019. Applicants to the program will be notified from March to April.
Application Deadline
February 1st, 2019
Contact Details
Program Manager