What is UROP?
Certificate of Completion

Students who have successfully completed UROP2100 or above by the time of their graduation will receive a Certificate of Completion. Only one certificate will be awarded per student. For those who have completed more than one project, the project title with the highest course level will be printed on the certificate. If the projects are of the same level, students should choose which one they would like to use on the certificate.

UROP Award

All students who have successfully completed any one of the UROP courses (UROP1000/1100/2100/3100/4100) may be nominated to receive the Mr. Armin and Mrs. Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award. For more details, please refer to the nominatin form at the Download Area.

The supervising team of each student awardee will be presented with the UROP Faculty Research Award*.

*The UROP Faculty Research Award is provided by the Li Ka Shing Foundation and will be subject to its endorsement and regulations if required.

List of Awardees

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017


UROP Sponsorships

All UROP students who have a UROP project poster and/or paper accepted for presentation at an academic conference are eligible to apply for research travel sponsorship. Those applying for such sponsorships must be the lead and presenting author of the poster and/or paper accepted by the conference organizer(s).

All UROP students whose UROP project paper has been accepted by an international journal are eligible to apply for publication sponsorship. Those applying for such sponsorships must be the lead author.

Students who have attained at least two credits in UROP courses (UROP1100/2100/3100/4100) are eligible to apply for the summer school sponsorship to participate in research-related summer schools / institutes / workshops during their undergraduate studies.

For the policy paper and application form, please click here.

Hongzi MAO
BSc in Mathematics

I regard UROP as a bridge between curious undergraduate students and various research groups at HKUST. The experience I gained from UROP was very different from classroom learning. The knowledge gained from a lecture is like a static stream, while carrying out research requires active self-directed learning. I learned how to summarize the eight months of research in a short presentation and poster and to present ideas and models, to both experts and the public, in a comprehensive and interesting manner. In addition to giving me a huge advantage when applying to graduate school, the most important outcome is that this experience has unveiled my passion for research.