How to Apply
Eligibility Requirements

All students MUST meet the following eligibility requirements before submitting a UROP application.

  1. Have enrolled in a full-time degree-bearing program and completed at least two semesters (Fall and Spring) at HKUST
  2. For UROP1000: Attainment of a Cumulative Grade Average (CGA) of 3.0 or above
    For UROP1100: Attainment of a Cumulative Grade Average (CGA) of 3.3 or above
  3. In receipt of a “No Objection Letter” (NOL) from the HKSAR Immigration Department
    (applicable only to non-local students applying for UROP1000 in the summer session)

Visiting and Exchange-in students are excluded from UROP eligibility.

Students with the same supervisor for both their Final Year Project (FYP) and UROP project must ensure that the entire UROP course series (UROP1100/2100/3100/4100) constitutes no more than 50% of their FYP.

Application Procedures
Step 1 Go to the UROP Project Listing and search for your interested projects. Read the project information carefully and consult the supervisor if in doubt before submitting an online application.
Step 2

Submit an online application by logging in to the UROP Online Application System with your ITSC account, and upload the following application documents:


  1. Unofficial transcript (available for download on SIS in PDF format)
  2. CV (for application review by the project supervisor)
  3. Copy of NOL (applicable to non-local students applying for UROP1000 in Summer only)
Step 3 Application will be reviewed by the project supervisor and approved by the UROP Office. Upon receipt of the approval email, follow the instructions to enroll in the corresponding UROP course on the Student Information System (SIS).
Important Notes to Students
  • You are advised to discuss the specifics and expected learning outcomes of the project with the supervising faculty member prior to submitting an online application.
  • Each student is allowed to submit ONE application only per semester. If you would like to change or cancel an application, please send a request to and copy the project supervisor on the email.
  • To withdraw from the UROP course after receiving a firm offer, please send a withdrawal request to and copy the project supervisor on the email. A course drop request should be made before the add/drop deadline. Failure to complete an enrolled UROP course without making any drop requests will result in a FAIL GRADE.
  • For students who receive a conditional offer for UROP1000, you CANNOT begin with the project until you submit a copy of your NOL to the UROP Office. (Applicable only to non-local students applying for UROP1000 in Summer)
Ho Tat LAM
BSc in Physics

UROP provided me with a golden opportunity to engage in research and learn from first-class researchers. The most important thing that I learned was how to ask a good question. True research is not about incessantly working, but about thinking and questioning. This research experience also provided me with the ability to pursue more advanced study and research. Research is a process of innovation and exploration, which is totally different from gaining knowledge from taking courses or reading books. Until you really get involved in it, you will never know what true research is and what real scientists do.