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Applying for NCSS

Thank you for your interest in NCSS. Applications for 2024 have closed.

If you would like to be notified when applications open for 2025, please complete this expression of interest form:

EOI Form

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

NCSS applications will be accepted from students who will complete Year 11 in 2023, 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.

NCSS Program

We encourage applications from exceptionally gifted Year 10 students. However, please note, whilst selection is based on merit, priority is given to students to Year 11 students. As they are finishing school, this will be their only chance to attend NCSS and we hope to give as many interested students the chance to attend as possible before finishing school.

Unfortunately, NCSS is not set up to accommodate students younger than Year 10. If you are in Year 9 or younger, please send an email to and we will add you to a mailing list for future years. We can also recommend other activities for you to take part in.


We will undertake extensive COVID-safety planning based on advice from Health NSW and Health Victoria.  Summer school and students and parents will be required to sign a consent form covering COVID-19 requirements.

Whilst we have every intention to run the summer school, we reserve the right to cancel at any time, based on advice from Health NSW and Health Victoria or due to other consequences of the pandemic or any other reason.