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For programme details and regulations of each URIS cohort, please refer to the respective handbook or guidelines here

Yes, we encourage cross-department and interdisciplinary research projects.
The yearly admission quota for URIS is 100, with 50 quotas offered as entry scholarship for PolyU first-year-first-degree (FYFD) students, and 50 quotas as scholarship for current students.
Group projects on the same research topic are allowed but each student should work on a different research problem and submit a separate individual application and proposal. To indicate a group project, the Chief Supervisor should specify an identical research topic on each student's application during the application endorsement stage.
Each student's application is independently assessed by the panel.
The URIS research project can be a precursor of FYP or Capstone project. In addition, students should complete the URIS programme before their final year of study.

Students admitted to URIS are given priority to admit to CURI RC at the Homantin Halls of Residence throughout the two-year URIS programme, subject to satisfactory progress review result. Students are required to reside in CURI RC throughout the programme unless a discretionary exemption applies. If students are admitted to URIS and have received multiple hall offers, they are mandated to reside in the CURI RC. Regarding hall application, you may refer to the SAO's website

In principle, students should conduct research in Hong Kong throughout the programme period and physically attend CURI Workshop and Seminar Series and PolyU Research Student Conference. However, in the case of two-year URIS programme, requests for prolonged absence from campus for exchange study or overseas internship will be considered. 

Students undertaking exchange study and overseas internship during the programme period must submit an Undertaking Form, downloadable on the GS Website, to CURI Administration at least four weeks prior to the departure, indicating commitment to continue URIS research activities abroad without progress delay. Chief Supervisors must provide written approval and consent for remote project supervision. In addition, students may be required to attend make-up sessions to meet the attendance requirements of CURI Workshop and Seminar Series.

For those who went on overseas activities without proper approval from CURI, the students concerned may be terminated from URIS programme. The remaining amount of scholarship, hall residency at CURI RC and CURI membership for students concerned will be discontinued, and any unspent project grant will be clawed back with immediate effect.

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