Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Science (Summer UROPS) for Exchange Students
The NUS Faculty of Science offers opportunities for undergraduate students from our Partner Universities to participate in our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) during the Summer - Special Term Part 1 and Part 2 - from May till August. This programme provides students with opportunities to work on research projects they are interested in and under the supervision of our faculty members. Through Summer UROPS, students can gain first-hand experience in research and earn modular credits (MCs) to fulfil their graduation requirements.
- Conduct cutting-edge research in NUS under supervision of a faculty member in a conducive environment with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
- Present research findings before leaving Singapore, and submit a full research report to project supervisor and examiners for grading after returning to Home University.
- Immerse in the culture of Singapore through trips and tours. Students will experience the fascinating culture, cuisine and sights of Singapore and immerse themselves into our multifaceted and multicultural city, together with students from the Biodiversity Summer Programme.
|14 May 2018||Orientation|
14 May - 4 August 2018
(Special Term I & II)
1. Conduct research for 10-12 weeks in NUS under the supervision of our faculty members
2. Cultural trips
|3 August 2018||Farewell dinner|
|30 July - 3 August 2018||
1. Give an oral presentation to supervisors and examiners before leaving Singapore
2. Complete a feedback form
12 October 2018
(Week 8 of Semester 1, AY2018/2019)
Submit a full research report to supervisors and examiners for grading
This allows students to concentrate fully during their 12 weeks of research and give them ample time to work on literature reviews and reports when they are back in their home university.
After successful completion of the above, students will be awarded either 4 or 8 MCs with grades reflected on the NUS Official Transcript. The students' home university can independently decide if they wish to allow the transfer of credits and/or grades.
- Student who is interested in participating this research opportunity should inform his/her home university's exchange programme coordinator and will be advised on the detailed application process.
- Nominated student will have to make one of the following choices using a link provided by his/her home university by 15 February:
Choice A: Contact supervisors in NUS Faculty of Science or NUS School of Medicine directly
If student is unable to secure a project by 15 February, he/she has to email Ms Weixin NIAH their CV with publications (if any) and indicate two (2) potential supervisors and departments. The Dean's Office will assist in securing a project for the student.
Choice B: Request the Dean's Office to suggest suitable supervisor based on his/her research interests.
- With the approval by the home university and our faculty member, student is to register online at the NUS NON-GRADUATING STUDENTS APPLICATION SYSTEM as a research student by 1 March. Student may wish to refer to the application guide before he/she proceeds to apply online.
- Letter of acceptance by the FoS/NUSMed supervisors. This can be in a form of email or letter.
- Summer UROPS Project Details form
- CV with publication list (if any)
- Screenshot of completed application to the NUS Non-Graduating Students Application System
Late applications will not be accepted.
Student may visit the following links to identify their potential supervisors:
- Department of Biological Sciences: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/staff/faculty.html
- Department of Chemistry: http://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/people/academic_staff/by_division.htm
- Department of Mathematics: http://ww1.math.nus.edu.sg/research.aspx
- Department of Pharmacy: https://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/research-introduction/
- Department of Physics: http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/staff/faculty.html
- Department of Statistics & Applied Probability: http://www.stat.nus.edu.sg/opencms/people/peo_faculty.html
- Department of Anatomy: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/ant/Directory/Acad/index.html
- Department of Biochemistry: http://bch.nus.edu.sg/
- Department of Microbiology and Immunology: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/mbio/
- Department of Physiology: hhttp://medicine.nus.edu.sg/phys/
- Department of Pharmacology: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/medphc/
Accommodation / Housing
Participants of the Summer UROPS will be put up at Prince George's Park Residences (PGPR) during the 12 weeks of research. Students cannot move into PGPR earlier than one day before the first day of NUS Special Term Part I. Arrangements of room will only be confirmed in early May.
Student Pass Application
All international students must hold a valid Student's Pass (SP) issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for their studies at NUS. For more information about the Student Pass Application, please visit http://nus.edu.sg/osa/services/students-pass.html.
Tuition fee will be waived for exchange students, but he/she must pay for the NUS Miscellaneous Student Fees (MSF) which includes:
- Student Services Fee
- Health Service Fee
Do note that if the study period ends in Semester 1 or part thereof of the following academic year, MSF for Semester 1 shall be payable.
Details of the above fees payable can be found at the Registrar's Office website.
Students may also incur the following expenses during the stay in NUS:
|Items||Estimated Costs (SGD)|
|Student Pass Application Fee||S$30 - S$120|
|Housing (depending on room type)||S$2000 - S$3500|
|Meals||S$1000 - S$1800|
|Transport (travel expenses on Public Buses/Trains)||S$300 - S$450|
|Personal Expenses||S$250 - S$400|
The above constitutes only an estimated/approximate cost of the programme; some of the items would be subject to revisions and where appropriate an additional 7% goods and service tax. These costs are based on an estimate for a reasonably comfortable lifestyle and do not represent the travelling costs as a tourist. The actual amount could be much higher or lower depending on individual spending patterns.