STEM Camp 2020

The Young Accelerators annual STEM Camp is a unique experience for high-achieving Year 11 students. Eligible students have an exciting opportunity to attend a week-long interactive experience to engage in solving some of the major challenges facing our society and planet today.

Students will take advantage of our unique learning environments and have an opportunity to explore future study and career options inside QUT's world-class facilities.

Check out the 2020 highlight video and make sure you are on the mailing list for 2021 dates!

STEM Camp 2020

Camp details


Monday 27 September - Friday 1 October 2021 (school holidays)


8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day


The camp is free to attend, provided you meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility requirements

To be accepted into this program, you must:

  • be a current Queensland or Northern New South Wales Year 11 student
  • demonstrate you received 2 or more VHA’s (A's) in at least one STEM subject in 2020 or Semester 1 2021
  • obtain parental/guardian permission
  • obtain a letter of recommendation from your Teacher, Head of Department or Principal
  • be able to attend the entire camp.

Applications that do not include the correct or complete required documentation (i.e. Letter of Recommendation, Parental consent and 2020 Semester 1 and Semester 2 or Semester 1 2021 Academic Reports) on submission will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Current STEM Scholars are not eligible. The decision of the Panel is final.

Note: Queensland/NSW border restrictions may change at any time and it is advised that Northern NSW students wanting to attend this event should carefully consider the potential impact on border crossings should restrictions be imposed during the time of this event. Current Queensland border restrictions can be found here. QUT does not take responsibility for any costs incurred due to border restrictions.

Apply for the QUT STEM Camp

Applications will open mid-year 2021. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with application information and other events.

QUT STEM Scholars Program

All STEM Camp students are inducted into the QUT STEM Scholars program.

QUT STEM Scholars program offers:

  • access to apply for the QUT STEM Scholars Academic Scholarship
  • access to the STEM Scholars virtual Facebook hub
  • QUT STEM Ambassadors career advice
  • invitations to exclusive STEM Education events and activities
  • opportunities to assist QUT with user-testing of programs and workshops.