Applications for NCSS 2021 (Saturday 2nd to Monday 11th January 2021, TBC)

Typically applications for NCSS 2021 would open in mid-2020. However, we are currently working through the University of Sydney's COVID-19 response process to decide whether the summer school will run in January 2020.

If you have any questions or would like to be informed when applications open, please contact

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2019, and from exceptionally gifted Year 10 students. Selection of students will be based on academic performance, particularly in the subjects of mathematics and science, and demonstrated interest in computing. Personal qualities, such as community service, and social and teamwork skills will also be taken into consideration.

No prior knowledge of computing is assumed. Students who are not taking computing units of study at school are eligible to apply. Rest assured that students who enter the program as proficient programmers will also find plenty of material to extend their skills.