“The variety of courses gave different flavours of maths that I had never seen before. My world got a little bigger after participating in Summer School.”

Wills Ton Minh Nguyen, The University of Adelaide


Summer School participants can study one or two of the nine intensive honours/masters level subjects offered. Each subject consists of 28 contact hours (combination of lectures, tutorials/labs etc.)

Students can choose to take one subject for credit towards their degree with the permission of their home university.

Before applying

  1. Read the subject guide and required prerequisites. Due to the intense nature of the subjects, it is important that participants meet the prerequisite requirements for their chosen subject.
  2. Take the pre-enrolment quiz to self-evaluate your skills and get a measure of the key foundational knowledge required to participate
  3. Consult the timetable to see which combinations are possible (if taking two subjects)
  4. If taking a subject for credit, discuss with your honours/masters coordinator and receive approval. More information on receiving credit is included below

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend in person at ANU in Canberra to maximise their summer school experience, however, can opt to participate online. Please note not all elements of the program may be available remotely (e.g. social events, group work etc.)


Summer School 2024 Commences
Summer School 2024 Concludes
Summer School 2024 Examinations (conducted at home)
Subject Lecturer Course Information Quiz
A Century of Harmonic Analysis Professor Anthony Dooley, University of Technology Sydney
Associate Professor Po-Lam Yung, Australian National University
Subject guide Take quiz
Algorithmic Game Theory and Economics Dr Yun Kuen Cheung, Australian National University Subject guide Take quiz
Bayesian Inference and Computations Professor Yanan Fan, Data61 and UNSW
Dr Ke Sun, Data61 and Australian National University
Subject guide Take quiz
Convex and Conic Optimisation Dr James Saunderson, Monash University Subject guide Take quiz
General Relativity
Sponsored by
Dr Volker Schlue, The University of Melbourne Subject guide Take quiz
High-Order Numerical Methods for Time-Dependent PDEs Dr Kenneth Duru, Australian National University
Kenny Wiratama, Australian National University
Subject guide Take quiz
View quiz solutions in Juptyer Notebook
Hyperbolic Knot Theory Professor Jessica Purcell, Monash University Subject guide Take quiz
Machine Learning/Deep Learning Dr Susan Wei, The University of Melbourne
Dr Pavel Krupskiy, The University of Melbourne
Dr Matthew Tam, The University of Melbourne
Subject guide Take quiz
Prime Numbers in Arithmetic Progressions: Dirichlet’s Theorem and more
Sponsored by
Professor Timothy Trudgian, UNSW Canberra
Dr Valeriia Starichkova, UNSW Canberra
Dr Michaela Cully-Hugill, UNSW Canberra
Subject guide Take quiz

Summer School for credit

STUDENTS: did you know you could take a Summer School subject for credit and have it count towards your degree?

Credit Points

Mathematical sciences departments at most Australian universities recognise AMSI Summer School subjects and will credit results towards your degree. Please discuss with your home university to confirm. Approval from your home institution is required to receive credit.

Students may enrol in one or two subjects. Due to the condensed nature and intensity of the program, students may only take one subject for credit.


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 subject guides pages.

Final examinations will be conducted at students’ home institutions after the Summer School ends.

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 supporting documentation as appropriate.

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