Overseas Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) at Chang Gung University (CGU)
 
Programme Overview

Chang Gung University is offering Overseas Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) and Undergraduate Professional Internship Programme (UPIP) in the area of Medical Physics and Reliability Sciences to FoS students.

Students will get an opportunity to conduct research related to proton therapy and medical imaging at the Institute of Radiological Research (jointly set up by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University) and/or the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences in the College of Medicine, Chang Gung University. The College of Medicine is one of the top ranking medical colleges in Taiwan.

Alternatively, students may choose to conduct research related to reliability sciences, a unique subject which integrates science and engineering, at the Centre of Reliability Science and Technology (CReST), Chang Gung University. CReST aims to conduct high quality, cooperative research to benefit international advanced technology communities by helping them to produce reliable, safe, and operationally available products and systems.

Please refer to the list of projects for possible placements. Do log on to NUS WebVPN before accessing the list.

 
Location

The programme takes place in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

 
Dates

The programme takes place from 14 May 2018 to 4 Aug 2018.

 
Credits

If students are taking the programme under UROPS, they will be assessed according to the assessment criteria of both Chang Gung University and their home department at NUS, and obtain 4 modular credits (MCs) for a Level 2000/3000 UROPS. Assessments include weekly reports, monthly report and oral presentations at Chang Gung University and NUS.

If students are taking the programme under UPIP, please refer to http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/students/upip/for-students/.

With effect from AY2018/2019, students may transfer up to a maximum of 10 Modular Credits (MCs) for each summer programme (takes place between May and July) and up to a maximum of 5 MCs for each winter programme (takes place in December). Please note that when you submit a request for Credits Transfer via NUS Student Information System (NUS SIS), you must ensure that the correct number of MCs to be transferrred is accurate. For instance, if you would like to transfer 10 MCs for a summer school, please request for Credits Transfer for 10 MCs.

Students can map a total of 12 MCs from a maximum of 2 overseas summer/winter programmes without having to pay tuition at NUS. Any additional MCs mapped will be subjected to NUS Special Term fees.

 
Eligibility Criteria

NUS students must:

  • Be a full-time Faculty of Science student.
  • Have a clean disciplinary record.
  • All Year 2 and Year 3 students may apply
  • Not intending to graduate at the end of Semester 2.
  • Not be National Servicemen who are called up for In-Camp Training (ICT). Deferment letter will not be provided.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview at the Science Dean’s Office in the week of 5 February 2018. After accepting the internal offer, you will be informed further on subsequent steps and project requirements.

An internal offer does not guarantee your placement in the programme. Your admission outcome is up to the discretion of the partner institution.

 
Number of Places

There are 6 places available.

 
Programme Cost

Students are responsible for their own airfare, accommodation, meals, personal expenses, etc.

Estimated cost (Please note that the figures provided are only estimates)

  Item

  Cost

  Return Airfare

  SGD500

  Accommodation

  SGD100/month (sharing basis)

  Food and Transport

  SGD500/month

 
Financial Assistance

Click here to find out more about the various financial assistance schemes offered by NUS.

 
Programme Application Procedure and Deadline

To apply, login to Education Records System (EduRec) and submit your application under External Study Type “Research Attachment/Internship/Industrial Attachment”. Please also submit the following documents to Ms Niah Weixin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject, “Summer Research 2018 – [Name of Partner University]”. The application deadline and documents submission deadline is 30 January 2018.

  1. Unofficial transcript.
  2. Curriculum Vitae. Highlight any prior research experience that you may have to support your application.
  3. Personal statement, including your area of research interest/project, why you are interested in the mentioned area/project, etc. Please indicate clearly the project you are interested in.
  4. One recommendation letter from a faculty member in field/s related to your major.Please ask your recommender to send the recommendation letter directly to the Science Dean’s Office (Attn: Ms Niah Weixin). Both hardcopy and softcopy will be accepted.

Please refer to Guide for Student Programme Application BEFORE your application. You will need to log on to NUS WebVPN before accessing the Guide and NUS SIS.

 
Insurance

All students travelling overseas for activities or purposes approved, endorsed, organised, sponsored or authorised by NUS will be covered by the NUS Student Travel Insurance Policy. Click here (under Insurance Cover for Official NUS Trips) for more information.

Exclusions to the NUS Student Travel Insurance may apply. Students are to ensure that they have sufficient travel insurance coverage, and may consider purchasing additional travel insurance if required.

 
Contact Details

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 Education Records System (EduRec)