UROPS - How to begin?

Ask these questions:

  • Can you commit 6-10 hours of UROPS research per week?
  • Can you afford the time away from your regular workload?
  • Can you work on a project for one semester or more?

If your answers to the above are YES, you will then need to decide on the areas of research you want to pursue and the skills you wish to develop.

To see the list of UROPS projects available, please refer this  LINK

Registration of UROPS project will, in general, follow the timeline as given below. Some deadlines will, however, be subjected to revisions, so please check this page for updates regularly.

 

UROPS Timeline

Semester 1 AY2017/2018

Events

Dates

Application opens for students to meet supervisor to plan project and Supervisor Project Mounting

01 Jun – 17 July 2017

Online Registration (only for UROPS)

19 Jun – 17 July 2017

If application is successful, contact supervisor and start UROPS

If you have started on UROPS last regular semester, continue with project

14 Aug 2017

Deadline to drop without penalty (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline to drop with "W" grade (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline to drop with "F" grade (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline for extension of 4 MCs to 8 MCs project
(subject to approval)

If approved, continue with project and submit the report according to the timeline of next semester

Recess Week

Submission of full report to Department Coordinator

Before reading week (exact date to be decided by the Department)

 

Semester 2 AY2017/2018

Events

Dates

Application opens for students to meet supervisor to plan project and Supervisor Project Mounting

24 Nov – 27 Dec 2017

Online Registration (only for UROPS)

28 Dec 2017 – 4 Jan 2018

If application is successful, contact supervisor and start UROPS

If you have started on UROPS last regular semester, continue with project

15 Jan 2018

Deadline to drop without penalty (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline to drop with "W" grade (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline to drop with "F" grade (4 or 8 MCs)

Refer to CORS website

Deadline for extension of 4 MCs to 8 MCs project
(subject to approval)

If approved, continue with project and submit the report according to the timeline of next semester

Recess Week

Submission of full report to Department Coordinator

Before reading week (exact date to be decided by the Department)

 

Special Term AY2016/2017

Events Deadlines
Students from Partner Universities to liaise with supervisors and obtain email confirmation from supervisors 01 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017

Students from Partner Universities register online via Non-Graduating application system

For more information, please refer to Summer UROPS website

01 Mar 2017
Application opens for NUS Science students to liaise with supervisors 20 Mar - 03 Apr 2017
Online Registration at student intranet (only for NUS Science students) 04 Apr - 14 Apr 2017

If application is successful, contact supervisor and start UROPS

If application is unsuccessful, liaise and apply for another project

All projects MUST start on 08 May 2017
Deadline to drop with "W" grade (4 MCs) Refer to Special Term information in Registrar's Office website for AY16/17 Special Term Part 1
Deadline to drop with "F" grade (4 MCs) Refer to Special Term information in Registrar's Office website for AY16/17 Special Term Part 2
Submission of full report to Department Coordinator By the last week of Special Term Part 2 (exact date to be decided by the Department)

 

Notes on UROPS Online Registration

  • Applicant must have discussed with the project supervisor on the intended project before registration;
  • Applicant goes online to select and register for the project;
  • Project supervisor allocates the project to the applicant online;
  • Applicant receives an email on the outcome of the allocation of project;
  • No change of project level is allowed after the online registration;
  • For students taking UROPS in Special Terms:
    The project must be of 4 MCs workload and completed during the Special Terms. In other words, students must start the project in Special Term (Part 1) and complete it in Special Term (Part 2).
  • NUS Science students' UROPS online registration system is available here.