What is NCSS?

The National Computer Science School (NCSS) is a ten day summer school for students going into years 11 and 12. NCSS brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development in the School of Computer Science at the University of Sydney.

NCSS 2020 will run from Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th January 2020 (inclusive). 

NCSS has been offered in various formats since 1996, when it was initiated by the University's Foundation for Information Technology. In 2015 we celebrated 20 years of the program.

NCSS is organised by the Australian Computing Academy at the University of Sydney. The school is completely residential, with all students staying with NCSS staff in full-board accommodation provided by The Women's College, within the main Camperdown campus of The University of Sydney.

The cost of NCSS is heavily subsidised by our sponsors, allowing us to make the cost per student approximately $440 in 2019.