The UROP courses fall into two streams – the tasting stream and the series stream – to meet the needs of students with different aspirations and levels of research experience.

Tasting Stream

Students who opt for the tasting stream register for UROP1000 – a 0-credit course offered in the summer session alone. This stream is suitable for students who have never participated in UROP and who would like to have a taste of the research experience. 

Students who complete UROP1000 will receive a pass/fail grade. Those who gain a pass will be nominated for a stipend of HK$6,000 or HK$3,000, if any, at the discretion of their supervising faculty member. UROP1000 can only be taken once in any circumstances.


Series Stream

The series stream is designed for students who are prepared to develop a serious commitment to research on the basis of their initial experience in the tasting stream. The series stream comprises four courses, UROP1100, 2100, 3100 and 4100

These courses must be taken in sequential order and under the supervision of the same faculty member, although it is not necessary for them to be taken in consecutive semesters.


New UROP3200 Course

Starting from Summer 2022-23, a new 1-credit UROP course, Undergraduate Research Opportunities with Mini-conference experience (UROP3200) is offered. The course aims to provide a continued UROP experience to students who have previously taken [two UROP1100] OR [one UROP1100 and one UROP2100] under the same faculty supervisor. Students will share their research findings with other faculty members and students in an interactive poster session at a mini-conference. 


UROP 3200 is a pilot run of the future UROP under the Common Core UxOP (Undergraduate experiential Opportunities Program). By taking two regular UROP courses together with the new UROP 3200 course, students can earn 3 credits to be counted under the UxOP group in the Common Core framework to be launched in Fall 2024-25. As the UxOP framework has not been officially implemented yet, the UROP 3200 course will be counted as a free elective in the pilot run. 


Tasting Stream
Offered in Summer only



Series Stream
Offered throughout the year

(Fall, Spring, and Summer)

UROP1100   UROP2100   UROP3100   UROP4100

New Course Launched in Summer 2023
Offered throughout the year

(Fall, Spring, and Summer)


  • 0-credit
  • 1-credit for completion of each course
  • 1-credit
  • Pass / Fail grade
  • Pass / Fail grade
  • Pass / Fail grade
  • Stipend (HK$6,000 or HK$3,000 at supervisor’s discretion), if any
  • Receive a Pass grade with the supervisor’s consent to proceed to the next course level
  • Can proceed to a higher level of UROP series stream courses upon completion
  • Can only be taken once
  • Must be taken in sequential order and under the supervision of the same faculty member
  • Can only be taken once unless failed
  • UROP1000 is NOT a prerequisite for UROP1100
  • A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who have completed UROP2100 or above by the time of their graduation
  • Receive passing grades in [TWO UROP 1100] OR in [UROP 1100 AND UROP 2100] from the same faculty supervisor(s) as pre-requisites


Please refer to the "For Students" page for more details about the eligibility, application procedures and requirements for completing the UROP courses.