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Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Toronto

The application period for the 2024 Amgen Scholars Summer Program is now closed.

The Amgen Scholars Canada Program is a fully-funded opportunity for undergraduate students across Canada to participate in innovative biomedical research with world-renowned faculty at the University of Toronto. Over the course of this 10-week program, Amgen Scholars will develop the skills necessary for graduate school and for careers in science through a combination of hands-on research alongside faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, participation in lab and professional development activities, and relationship building.  

During the program, the 10 Amgen Scholars will be housed at U of T’s historic St. George campus in downtown Toronto. Amgen Scholars will be encouraged to explore the remarkable diversity of the city and the surrounding region through social and community-building events.   

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Visit the Amgen Scholars website (opens in a new window) for more information about their programs.

Thanks to the Amgen Foundation for their generous support of this program.

Find out how this opportunity can help you get hands on experience in Canada's top research labs.

Are you just the motivated, academically strong, biomedical-science-passionate student we are looking for?

Take a look at the research areas of participating faculty mentors. Who are you most excited to work with?

Learn about our current and previous Amgen Scholars.

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