51st National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS)
NMSS is a two week residential school held each January at the Australian National University for mathematically gifted and talented senior high school students.
Dates for next year: 6 - 19 January, 2019
The initial selection of students is the responsibility of the mathematics teachers’ association in each state. The NMSS Director reviews all selection lists and makes the final decision. Selection is on the basis of mathematical achievement and potential, insofar as this can be assessed. Mathematics competitions are a valuable source of information for selection, but nomination from students and teachers and other criteria are also used, since mathematical ability is more complicated to measure than by complete reliance on any one indicator.
Students normally participate at the end of Year 11, but the Director reserves the right not to accept students who are either much younger or much older than the Year 11 cohort. No account is taken of sex, race, type of school attended or likely future specialisation or career, though the Director may limit numbers from any one school.