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World Science Scholars

World Science Scholars selects a small group of international high school students with extraordinary mathematical talent and provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to apply their abilities to unexplored disciplines. Guided by world-renowned experts, Scholars examine the ways that advanced mathematics skills can be applied to solve complex challenges in a wide range of multidisciplinary fields.

Scholars expand their perspectives and deepen their knowledge by grappling with mathematical ideas in new and unfamiliar contexts. Many of the features of this free two-year program, including its emphasis on creating a vibrant and enduring community of Scholars, cannot be found elsewhere.

THE WSS EXPERIENCE

With topics ranging from particle physics, computational thinking, and neuroscience to climate change, astrobiology, and string theory, these college and graduate-level courses challenge and inspire. Scholars take self-paced courses with interactive demonstrations, exercises, discussions, and video lectures. They collaborate on projects, attend virtual lab tours, connect with Teaching Fellows, and engage with professors in Live Sessions.

WORLD-RENOWNED FACULTY

The caliber of the WSS faculty is unmatched. Scholars have the rare chance to engage with Nobel Laureates, Breakthrough Prize recipients, and other cutting-edge researchers who serve as WSS professors, including Brian Greene, Mandë Holford, Miguel Nicolelis, Shep Doeleman, Stephen Wolfram, Cumrun Vafa, Suzana Herculano-Houzel, among many others.

APPLY TO BECOME A WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLAR

Applications for the 2022 cohort are now being accepted from students who:

  • — Are ideally between the ages of 14-16 and can complete the two-year program prior to starting university.
  • — Demonstrate exceptional mathematical ability.
  • — Express a high degree of motivation and interest to learn outside the formal school setting.
  • — Can understand and communicate ideas about complex mathematical and scientific content in English.
  • — Have access to a computer with good internet connectivity.


  • To apply, three forms must be completed and submitted online before any student will be considered. Click the links below to download each form or click "Apply" to learn more.



Applications must be completed through GoogleForms. You can view the applications, prior to completing them here.

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Nominate a Student

Do you know a student who should apply to become a World Science Scholar? Complete the brief Nomination Form now. Share the World Science Scholars opportunity. Click here to download a flyer.

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS

Coming from a variety of backgrounds, places, and interests, Scholars discuss, debate, collaborate on projects, and forge friendships with like-minded peers in an enriching, vibrant, intellectual, and social network that extends well into the future.

Scholars may also make real-life connections through a chance to meet fellow Scholars and professors in person at the annual World Science Festival in New York City each Spring.

World Science Scholars is made possible through the generous support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.