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Amgen Scholars Programme



The aim of the Amgen Scholars Programme in Cambridge is to support students so they can work in Cambridge as vacation scholars.

Applicants to the Amgen Scholars Programme in Cambridge must be undergraduate students:

  • who are enrolled in colleges or universities in Europe*, and
  • who have not entered the final year of their bachelor's or first degree (or its equivalent) before participating in the programme. (For medical students you must not have completed your pre-clinical studies prior to starting the programme)

Applicants must also:

  • be able to demonstrate a strong record of academic performance
  • have an interest in undertaking a PhD.

It is not essential that applicants have prior research experience. The language of the Scholars Programme is English and Scholars at Cambridge will need a good working knowledge of English in order to participate fully.

Applicants must be able to attend the full programme, including the symposium, from 07/07/2019 - 04/09/2019.

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity and admissions to the programme will be solely on the basis of merit.

*Eligible students must attend a college or university in a country that is participating in the Bologna Process. Currently, the participating countries include: Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom.


Admissions will open on the 1st November 2018.

To receive notification of this, please Register your interest in the 2019 programme

Amgen Scholars Programme

The University of Cambridge is delighted to continue to participate in the Amgen Scholars Programme and to welcome scholars from universities across Europe.

Amgen Scholars at the University of Cambridge will have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced faculty members, including some of the world's top academic scientists. They will gain hands-on laboratory experience, and actively contribute to the advancement of science. We hope that the experience of undertaking research in one of the world's foremost Universities will enthuse our Scholars about a career in scientific research.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Amgen Foundation.