Frequently asked questions

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Please visit the Amgen Europe FAQs. It provides important information.

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How do I apply?

Information about applying to the Amgen Scholars Program at ETH Zurich is available on How to apply.

If you are interested in applying to the Amgen Scholars Program at another University, please visit the main Amgen Scholars website.

Do I need to provide formal evidence of my English language ability?

Formal evidence is not required, but you will need a good working knowledge of English in order to participate fully.

Do I need to attend a specific university to apply to the Amgen Scholars Program?

No. Eligible students enrolled at universities throughout Europe may apply.

Students already enrolled as undergraduates at one of the host universities are encouraged to apply to the other four universities or to the Japan programme in order to fully benefit from the experience.

If applicable, am I required to obtain the appropriate visas to participate in the Program?

Yes. It is your responsibility to acquire the necessary visas to attend your respective summer programme (in the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, or Sweden) and the symposium in Cambridge.

The ETH Student Exchange Office will help scholars with this process.

What is an official academic transcript?

An official academic transcript is a document that summarises a student's academic progress and performance to date, and should include the University and degree programme title, and grades for each course module taken.

You will probably need to ask your university to provide you with one and it may take a while to produce.

Are there common summer programme dates for all programme sites in Europe?

There are different start and end dates due to varying university timetables.

In 2017, the Amgen Scholars Program at ETH Zurich will start on 3 July, and run until the end of the European Symposium in Cambridge on 5 September.

Which areas of academic research will the programme offer?

At ETH Zurich the opportunities are offered in Zurich by the

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Neuroinformatics)
  • Department of Chemistry (Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

and in Basel by the

  • Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering

Whom do I contact with general questions about the Amgen Scholars Program in Europe?

Please contact the European Coordinating Centre for the Amgen Scholars Program.

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