“Since pursuing postgraduate studies, I have taken much more applied courses in probability and statistics areas and was glad to have the opportunity to take a course in pure mathematics involving a great deal of abstract algebra—one of my favourite areas in undergraduate studies”


Oliver Lountain, The University of Adelaide



AMSI Summer School 2021 will offer a total of eight subjects. These may not be available at your home institution, or may simply appeal to your desire to broaden your academic interests. AMSI Summer School students may take one or two of the offered subjects over the four-week period, and may also be eligible to gain university credit points with permission from their home institution. University staff are also welcome to attend, but no travel grants will be awarded to these participants.

Students will elect their preferred subject/s during the application process. While you are not guaranteed acceptance into your chosen subject, every effort will be made to accommodate your nominated preferences. Should a subject reach maximum capacity prior to commencement, preference will be allocated based on the timing of student application submission and on merit. The final decision on subject placements is at the discretion of the AMSI Summer School organisers.

Each subject consists of 28 contact hours. This equates to approximately eight hours per week on average over the 24-day residential duration of the AMSI Summer School. Additional information about each subject and the coursework requirements is available on the Courses & Lecturers page.

While students may take up to two subjects, AMSI highly recommends that you nominate only one for assessment.

To maximise your experience, Summer School will feature domestic keynote speakers, researchers and/or lecturers, as well as a number of program extras including social events, a special guest public lecture, careers session, and a Diversity in STEM panel event.

Credit Points

Most Australian universities recognise AMSI Summer School subjects and will credit results from Summer School towards your degree. You will require approval from you home institution before confirming with the event administrator that you will be taking a subject for credit.

Students may enrol in one or two subjects. As mentioned above, AMSI does not recommend taking more than one for assessment. If you do choose to take a subject for credit, please check with your home university for permission and to confirm that it will be counted towards your degree.

Should you wish to pursue two subjects as credit points, please note that it is entirely at the discretion of the AMSI Summer School 2021 Committee to approve or deny such requests. The ability to take two subjects for university credit will be dependent upon their difficulty and structure, your academic history, and pre-established assessment periods. Should you wish to discuss these recommendations, please email coordinator_rhed@amsi.org.au.


Assessment will be offered for each subject and will be compulsory for all students taking the subject for credit towards their degree. Students must inform the lecturer if they intend to take the subject for credit/assessment. Details about assessment tasks can be found on the Courses & Lecturers pages.

Final examinations will be conducted at students’ home institutions soon after the Summer School ends. Please visit Key Dates section on the homepage for the confirmed examination date.

As per standard university rules, plagiarism or copying is not acceptable and will incur penalties, which may be as severe as failure in the subject.

Special Consideration

Requests for special consideration should be sent to the AMSI Summer School Director, who will provide a copy to the lecturer. All requests must be made in writing and should include documented evidence as appropriate.

Any action on a special consideration request will be conducted in consultation between the lecturer and the AMSI Summer School Director.