School programs

Events and programs for secondary school students with a special interest in mathematics.

University of Melbourne Extension Program (Mathematics)

This subject is designed for students who enjoy mathematics and are mathematically talented. If you are such a student you may have already been involved in an acceleration or enrichment program during your earlier secondary school program, though this is not necessary. Topics build on those in Specialist Mathematics and thus they provide you with the opportunity to extend your knowledge, as well as to experience and appreciate some of the depth and complex beauty of higher level mathematics. Prospective students should visit the UMEP web site to find out more about this option.

Maths Olympiad

The School assists with education and enrichment for potential participants in the Maths Olympiad. For information about the education and enrichment contact Philip Swedosh at

University of Melbourne School Mathematics Competition

This is open to all secondary school students. It is of a demanding standard, designed to identify mathematical talent.

Schools Maths Olympics

Run every year on the University's Open Day in August, this team event gives you the opportunity to compete against other schools.

Real World Maths in Action - Maths Fair

Run in June every second year, this one day event provides VCE students with the opportunity to enter the MIT Challenge; to compete in a real world problem solving competition; to find out more about Maths and Stats career opportunities. For more information, please contact Christine Mangelsdorf at

Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition

The School of Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition provides high-school students with the opportunity to understand what it means to conduct mathematics and solve mathematical problems.