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Registration for Science Academy (OUASSA)

Applying for Science Academy (OUASSA)

To register for Science Academy (OUASSA) you need to:

  • Apply at the end of your Year 12 for Year 13
  • Have a strong interest and passion for science
  • Have potential to excel at NCEA Level 3 / New Zealand Scholarship equivalent
  • Demonstrate commitment to follow through and complete tasks
  • Show willingness to develop your communication and teamwork skills
  • Be nominated by your school who must fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
    • Small (<150 pupils)
    • Rural / provincial
    • Lower decile (1–6)

If that sounds like you then contact your school's Head of Science, who needs to complete a Student Nomination Form on your behalf and have it signed by your principal.

You will then need to complete a Student Application Form telling us about yourself and why you want to join the Academy.

We also ask that you write a short essay telling us your thoughts on Science in the 21st Century (full details are on the Student Application Form).