Update (October 2021): Welcome to all our new undergraduates, and students in later years too (especially the freshers from last year who may not have had much time on campus so far). UROP in summer 2021 appears to have been very productive, and we look forward to UROP life returning gradually to normal for Summer 2022.

We have added some NEW student perpectives (case studies).


OK, so you have read "What is UROP" (especially, the eligibility criteria), and reviewed some "perspectives".

It is truly amazing what you can forge in the world of UROP with good networking, timely preparation and, perhaps, a bit of good luck along the way.

Students consider the potential of UROP at different stages in their educational lifecycle and therefore the motivations behind undertaking a UROP can differ. Equally the timetable for planning a UROP and the detail behind that plan can differ. On the one hand you may have been planning your every last move from before you commenced your degree, while on the other hand you might be in the latter stages of your degree and have just realised that your future is just around the corner and you urgently need to consider your options!

A good person to speak to if you wish to discuss your motivations further is your academic advisor at your current university, which for undergraduates at Imperial College is your ‘personal tutor’.

This section provides further information and guidance on how to develop a UROP.

....and our information sheet can help undergraduates of Imperial College with some key aspects of how the scheme runs at Imperial College: UROP Information Sheet - 2022.  Students are also encouraged to read the UROP 2022 update.

The current pandemic means that the use of remote (i.e. non campus) options to structure and deliver a UROP are clearly relevant.

Good Luck!