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The late application round for the 2022 NYSF Year 12 Program closes at midnight on 5 December, 2021.

Please read all the information below before you start your application.

1. Check your eligibility

Do you love science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Or do you have the drive to find solutions to problems and fix things?

Are you curious and constantly asking Why? How? Why not?

Do you see yourself working in a science or technology-related field and would like to know more about STEM-related study and career paths?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, apply to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program. To apply, you must be:

  • in year 11 in the year you apply, to attend the following January
  • enrolled in an Australian high school
  • considering pursuing further study or training and a career in a STEM-related discipline.

2. Start your application

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Complete your personal details. Once you click next, you’ll receive an email that includes a link you can use to return to your application. You can use this link to return to your application if you can’t finish it in one go.

Answer the 'about you' questions. They require a bit of thought and you might like to draft them first:

Please tell us about yourself
Your hobbies, interests, and achievements, and information on any extracurricular activities (up to 1,700 characters)

Why do you want to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program? (Up to 1,700 characters)

Role of STEM
Why do you think STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) is important? What role do you think STEM can play in helping us address current and future challenges? (Up to 1,700 characters)

Career Goals
What career do you currently intend to pursue? How do you plan to achieve this career goal? If you're not sure at this point that's fine, just write what you are currently most interested in. (Up to 1,700 characters)

Post-year 12 intentions
What are your intentions for after Year 12? Do you plan to attend university straight away, take a gap year, look for employment, or something else? (Up to 1,700 characters)

Tertiary study
If you are thinking about tertiary studies after finishing Year 12, please provide details about the study and institution you're most interested in at this time. If you are unsure at this stage, just let us know your general thoughts. (Up to 1,700 characters)

3. Work out which fee option you will choose

Applicants in the late selection round MUST select the “self-funded" option. Please email the NYSF team on if you need funding assistance and so we can match you with a Rotary District. Rotary assists the NYSF with selections and orientation.

Once you complete the application questions, you will move directly to paying the $25 application fee and submitting your application.

4. Pay your application fee

Once you have selected your fee option, you can progress to the payment tab, where you will be prompted to pay the application fee.

Once paid, your application will be complete, and you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable, even for applicants not selected to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.

5. Attend your Selection Interview

Once your application is submitted, the next step will be to attend an NYSF Selection Interview.  These selections are facilitated by Rotary volunteers.  Shortly after applying you will be contacted by a Rotary District Chair to book your selection interview.

At interviews, NYSF District Chairs run a panel interview process or similar that considers applicants on their merit.

You will need to keep checking your emails to see whether further information is required from you before proceeding to District Interviews.

Got questions?

If you have any questions about this process, please check our Year 12 Application FAQs page.

You can also contact the NYSF office.

Good luck with your applications!