About UROP

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) promotes research amongst NUS Medicine undergraduates. Undergraduate research is carried out under the supervision of a Principal Investigator. Students who participate in UROP will be given credit for research work done, and the grade will be reflected 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.
  • Final oral presentation by the student.
  • Supervisor must be a NUS staff appointed by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine or on the Clinical Faculty Scheme (CFS).

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

Attn: Ms Koh Yi lei
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.

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.

For any queries, please contact Ms Koh Yi Lei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..