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The Science 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.

Student applications for Science Academy (OUASSA) 2018 have now closed.

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Students, do you have a passion for science?

The Science 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.

The Science Academy (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 Science Academy (OUASSA) 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 Science Academy (OUASSA)

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

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

Learn more about Science Academy (OUASSA) Teacher Workshops