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Fast-track your science success with the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy

Applications for OUASSA 2018 are now open! The deadline for applications is October 27. Click here to apply/nominate. To learn more about the requirements for OUASSA view our FAQs.

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Students, do you have a passion for science?

The Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy (OUASSA) is an exciting programme aimed at Year 13 students with a passion for science and the potential to excel in their final year NCEA and/or scholarship science exams.

OUASSA provides Year 13 students the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside, and be challenged by, leading scientists across a wide range of disciplines.
  • Participate in a programme of stimulating science research projects and fun social events.
  • Develop confidence in communicating with fellow scientists and relating your science to a wider audience.
  • Engage in enjoyable, meaningful, and challenging on-line extension work while networking with like-minded budding scientists from across the country.

What does the Academy involve?

You will attend two residential science camps on the University of Otago campus, a summer science camp in January and a winter science camp in July. For the rest of the year you will be enrolled in our Virtual Academy where you will have access to additional stimulating and exciting web-based extension material.

View the entry requirements and register for OUASSA

Teachers, would you like to enhance your ability to teach science?

Alongside the student program OUASSA runs two Teacher Workshops every year in January and July. The workshops are targeted at teachers from schools who have students enrolled in OUASSA, although teachers from other schools are more than welcome.

Learn more about OUASSA's Teacher Workshops