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 all states and territories are available below. Applications for NMSS 2024 have now closed. The application process for NMSS 2025 will open in mid-2024.

Cost to attend

The cost to attend the 14 day program is confirmed in the letter of offer to successful applicants. The expected cost for the 2024 program is $2000 per student. This covers the cost of the academic program, the social program, accommodation, meals, and return travel to Canberra from a capital city. NMSS strives to make the cost as affordable as possible and is helped in no small part by many generous donations from individuals who understand the value in supporting young highly talented mathematicians in our country.

Scholarships are available to students who are sufficiently meritorious to be selected for the program, but for whom the cost may be prohibitively expensive.