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 at university.

Due to COVID-19, NCSS 2021 will run differently from previous years.  For more information on NCSS 2021, please visit the applications page.

NCSS has been offered in various formats since 1996, when it was initiated by the University's Foundation for Information Technology. In 2020 we celebrated 25 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 on campus.

The cost of NCSS is heavily subsidised by our sponsors, allowing us to make the cost per student $500 in 2021.