UQ’s Queensland Mathematics Summer School (QMSS) introduces Year 10 students to the beauty of advanced mathematical ideas and new ways of thinking.

Hosted by UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics each year, this multi-day non-residential program is aimed at current Year 10 students who have passion for mathematics, and are looking forward to their senior years' studies in mathematics. Students commencing Year 11 in 2025 who have chosen to study QCE Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics or IB Mathematics (HL or SL) are invited to apply for the 2025 event.

Mathematics is often viewed as male dominated and reserved for students from elite schools. As past students can attest, this is not the case for the QMSS. This inclusive program is for everyone who loves maths! The program will be led by mathematicians from a wide range of backgrounds, and we are enthusiastic about having a diverse range of students from all schools, backgrounds, and identities involved. Women, nonbinary and LGBTQIA+ students are particularly encouraged to apply. There are some options for needs-based financial support: fee waivers and travel/accommodation bursaries. Eligible students are invited to apply for these as part of their overall application process.  

What you’ll learn

You’ll delve into a number of deep, difficult, fun, mysterious, abstract, interconnected and even useful aspects of this fascinating subject.

  • Explore and immerse yourself in mathematics: learn about contemporary topics such as artificial intelligence, number theory, abstract algebra, machine learning, cryptography, and pandemic modelling through interactive lectures, tutorials and seminars.
  • Develop and extend your mathematical skills in problem solving, communication, analysis and reasoning.
  • Learn from mathematicians who are passionate about their subject – from globally renowned researchers to experts in mathematical education, and current students, who are all keen to share their experience and knowledge.
  • Make friends with a diverse cohort of students from around the state and discover how much fun it is to be around people who are passionate about mathematics.


Applications open Monday 16 September 2024

Applications close Thursday 31 October 2024

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday November 8 2024

Cost: $150


Coordinator QMSS

QMSS 2025

20 January 2025 9:00am23 January 2025 3:00pm

QMSS 2024

15 January 2024 9:00am18 January 2024 3:00pm

QMSS 2023

10 January 2023 9:00am13 January 2023 4:30pm

QMSS 2022

9 April 2022 9:00am11 April 2022 4:30pm