About UROP

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) promotes research by NUS Medicine undergraduates. Undergraduate research in pre-clinical and para-clinical departments is usually carried out under supervision by Principal Investigators and work is performed during the vacation periods of the first to the third year. The School’s clinical departments also offer opportunities for research in the fourth and fifth year and these may also be included in the elective posting schedule. Students who participate in UROP will be given credit for research work done in their final year academic transcripts.

In addition, students who do well in their research projects will be able to submit them for consideration for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Prize.

Students participating in UROP are encouraged to apply for membership in the Wong Hock Boon Society.


The UROP aims to provide opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research projects, with the following objectives:

  • To provide early exposure for students in research training in medical sciences
  • To develop independent and critical-thinking doctors of the future
  • To promote an early appreciation of basic science, medical epidemiology and clinical research


All students are eligible to register for the UROP. 

Research Projects

The projects may be embarked upon any time during the undergraduate period (projects must be registered online as UROP projects before commencement), and must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 16 weeks of project work duration. Students who wish to have grades reflected on their transcripts must complete a total of 16 weeks of actual project work time. 
  • Submission of a project report, which can include a published paper in a scientific journal. 

Group Projects

With effect from 29 April 2002, no group projects will be allowed.


For each UROP project, students can claim S$500/- (for consumables).

Click here for the UROP Funding application form. 

Application should be submitted with student’s supervisor’s endorsement to:

Attn: Ms Tay Gek Sun, Sherline
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Dean’s Office, Research Division
NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119228

Submission of UROP Reports for M5 Students

All M5 students with registered UROP projects must submit your final reports via the UROP system by Friday, 2 February 2018.

Supporting documents, such as published papers/awards etc. should be uploaded along with your report for your supervisor’s and the Dean's Office's grading consideration.