We are looking for bright, engaged high-school students who have a background in any STEM subject. Students do not need to be star coders but do need to be willing to learn. Root skills like problem solving, creative thinking, critical thinking and logic are more important than being able to code in a specific language.
We look for students who are mature enough to engage fully with an intense academic program. Students need to be self starters and independent workers.
The Wolfram Summer Research Program admits approximately 50 students each year. We accept international students. All students must be under 18 at the end of the program. The admissions team does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
The Application Process
The application period begins in December. The first step is to fill out the application form, which goes live at the start of the application period. The form asks you for your personal details, your qualifications, examples of previous projects, etc.
You will then be asked to complete a coding challenge within 14 days of submitting your application.
If you pass the challenges, then you will be asked to have an interview with our staff. Interviews are remote video calls where you will be asked to expand on your coding challenge answers and your application.
Students who are successful with their application will be invited to join the Wolfram Summer Research Program cohort.
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Assistance may be available for students with demonstrable financial need. Students apply for financial assistance after acceptance into our program, and students who require financial aid are encouraged to apply. We hope that financial concerns do not deter anyone from applying to join the program.