Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme


Objective

The Scheme aims to provide opportunities to the Faculty’s undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience on selected research project under the guidance of a professoriate staff member of the Faculty.  The internship may be undertaken on a full time basis during the summer for a minimum duration of one month or on a part-time basis concurrently with their studies.  Students who have completed the MRes[Med] may continue with their research on a part-time basis under this scheme. 

 

Research Project

Students may refer to the Research Postgraduate Prospectus of the Faculty and research topics of the MRes[Med] for fields of research and contact the relevant supervisors/departmental advisors for discussion and development of a research plan. 

 

Award

  • Students who undertake the internship during the summer on a full-time basis (of 39 hours per week) will be provided with a stipend of HK$7,500 per month.
  • Students who undertake the internship throughout the academic year on a part-time basis, the value of the stipend will be determined based on their time commitment on their research project, which should be of no more than 6 hours per week.
  • Supervisors will also be provided with a subsidy of an equivalent value to the student award for research consumables.

 

Requirement

Students are required to:

  • Undertake selected research projects under supervision of a professoriate staff of the Faculty.
  • Submit a completion report of 500-1,000 words within one month after the end of the internship.
  • Attend/present at the annual Research Postgraduate Symposium of the Faculty during/after the completion of the internship.

 

Application & Selection

The application, which should include the completed application form with a brief description of the research project of no more than 500 words, recommendation of the proposed supervisor and endorsement from the supervisor’s Head of Department, should be submitted to the Faculty Office by the advertised due date.

 

The Faculty Higher Degrees Committee will consider all applications and candidates will be selected on the basis of a) academic merit, b) quality of research proposal and c) recommendation of the prospective supervisor.  Up to 30 internships shall be awarded each year.

 

Timeline

Summer

Part Time

Call for application via email

Early March

Early March

Application due date

Early April

Early June

Results release

Early June

Early August

Internship period

July - August

September – June

Report due

Within one month after the end of the internship

Award payment

By November

By September