Time: Each day starts promptly at 9am and finishes at 5pm.

Cost: $150

Requirements: Attendees must have chosen to study Maths Methods and Specialist Maths in senior school.

Applications: Applications close 5pm, Friday 5 November. First-round offers will be sent during the week starting on Monday 15 November.

About Queensland Mathematics Summer School

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 January, this multi-day non-residential program is open to talented students who are going into Year 11 and have chosen to study Maths Methods and Specialist Maths.

What you’ll learn

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

  • Explore and immerse yourself in mathematics: discuss contemporary topics, including artificial intelligence, data science, models on the spread of disease and more 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 students from around the state and discover how much fun it is to be around people who are passionate about mathematics.

Who is eligible

Students commencing Year 11 in 2022 who have chosen to study QCE Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics or IB Mathematics.

Note: This programme is non-residential, which means parents/guardians will have to make arrangements for accommodation and for students to get to and from UQ each day. The UQ Accommodation website provides options for students and their parent coming from outside the Brisbane region.

Financial assistance may be available to eligible applicants, email qmss@uq.edu.au for more information.

How to apply

To apply for QMSS, submit your online application form and provide some information to support your application including:

  • a letter of recommendation from your mathematics teacher
  • a copy of your most recent report card
  • a personal statement about why you are interested in attending QMSS, and how this might support your learning beyond high school.


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