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About URIS

Background of URIS

Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme (URIS) is a prestigious programme of PolyU to promote undergraduate (Ug) research with the aim to nurture the next generation of intellectuals. The programme offers an enquiry-based learning opportunity to empower PolyU Ug students to build research track records, establish research networks, gain exposure to their fields of study and equip themselves with competencies to take up research career opportunities in Hong Kong and beyond. Ug students who are successfully admitted to URIS will automatically become a member of College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI). Every year in March/April, URIS starts the admission process. 


Programme of URIS

URIS is structured as a two-year programme that provides integrated Ug research training, covering aspects of enquiry-based learning, research competence, and research dissemination through a range of activities and components of the programme. The programme enables students to develop sound research and high-order thinking skills and to acquire latest theoretical and practical knowledge. Key components include:

  • URIS Research Project
  • CURI Workshop and Seminar Series
  • PolyU Research Student Conference (PRSC)
  • CURI Residential College (RC)

The Graduate School reserves the right to modify the programme and its related regulations as deemed necessary without prior notice. For programme details, please refer to the URIS Handbook.

Financial Support

URIS is a scholarship scheme funded by the University. All URIS students will be offered basic financial support of scholarships of up to $20,000, and project grants of $30,000, subject to satisfactory progress/completion review.


How to find a supervisor?

Students may contact any academic staff at the level of Assistant Professor or above at PolyU to be the project Chief Supervisor. Research Assistant Professor or above can serve as a co-supervisor. To identify a potential supervisor, students have several options:




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