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. Generally it is advised to have applications completed before the end of Term 2 for consideration for NMSS the following calendar year.

Cost to attend

The cost to attend the 14 day program is ~$1300, and this cost is confirmed in the letter of offer to successful applicants. This covers tuition,  accommodation, meals, social program and travel to Canberra. NMSS strives to make this 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.

Both state and national bursaries exist to support successful applicants who otherwise may be unable to attend.