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6-15th January 2024

The University of NSW

The University of Melbourne

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

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 and in 2024, we will be running concurrently at the University of Melbourne and at the University of NSW (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 2024 (not including travel).

*We can offer financial support to students from low-SES schools, rural and remote areas, and in cases of financial hardship. Please enquire via

Applying for NCSS

NCSS is sponsored by:

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Hosted by:

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