Applying for NMSS
Selection of NMSS Students
The selection of students is organised by the mathematics teachers’ association in each state, as well as the Director of NMSS. Students are selected on the basis of their mathematical interest, achievement, and potential, insofar as these can be assessed. Participation is normally restricted to about 75 students who have completed Year 11 in school.
How to Apply
Each state has its own process and deadlines for selecting students. Links to information about the application process for most states are available below. The deadline in most cases is the last Friday of July.
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- Queensland (2017 application form)
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Cost to attend
NMSS strives to secure the most affordable costs available each year, which is helped in no small part by the generous donations of alumni and friends of the School. The base contribution for NMSS 2020 was $1300.
NMSS arranges flights to and from Canberra from several states’ capital cities. A travel surcharge typically applies for students wishing to make use of these travel arrangements in those cases where the travel costs are not covered by sponsors.