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4-13th January 2023

The University of NSW

The University of Melbourne

Applications for NCSS 2023 have closed. Applications for NCSS 2024 will open in August 2023.

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What is NCSS?

The National Computer Science School (NCSS) is a ten-day summer school for students going into years 11 and 12. NCSS brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development at university.

NCSS has been offered in various formats since 1996 (formerly at the University of Sydney).  In 2023, we will be running concurrently at the University of Melbourne and at our new Sydney home, UNSW.

NCSS is organised by Grok Academy together with our host universities.  The school is completely residential, with all students staying with NCSS staff in full-board accommodation provided on campus.

The cost of NCSS is heavily subsidised by our sponsors, allowing us to make the cost per student $500* in 2023 (not including travel).

*Financial support is available if needed, please enquire via

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NCSS is sponsored by:

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Hosted by:

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