Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to register?

$143* for participants from AMSI member institutions or from members of the Pacific Rim Mathematical Association; $715* for all others. (*Includes GST.)

When do I have to pay the registration fee?

After your application has been approved you will be sent an tax invoice by e-mail. (*Includes GST.)

How can I pay the registration fee?

All payments must be in Australian Dollars. You have the following payment options:
  • Online payment by credit card at
  • Send a cheque or money order with a copy of your invoice by mail to

    ICE-EM/AMSI Summer School
    School of Mathematics and Statistics F07
    The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

    money order. Make it payable to The University of Sydney.

  • Payment in cash (in person to the School of Mathematics and Statistics only, do not send cash through the mail)

Who is eligible for travel and accommodation support?

Any full-time student from an AMSI member institution who lives outside the Sydney metropolitan area is encouraged to apply for travel and accommodation subsidies. In addition, there are travel and accommodation subsidies for students and early career academics enrolled or employed overseas. See the financial support page for more detailed information.

Am I an AMSI student?

The term ”AMSI student” means anyone who will be enrolled as an honours or post graduate student at an AMSI member institute during first semester 2006. Your application can be endorsed by your current supervisor or Head of Department, but if he or she is not from the relevant institution, then some other evidence of your enrolment may be required. Other circumstances which lead you to believe that you should qualify as an AMSI student will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Will the courses have assessment?

Assessment will be offered for each course and you will need to inform the course organisers if you intend to take the course for assessment. Assessment will only be compulsory for those students taking a course as credit towards their degree. Contact your Head of Department or Honours Coordinator for guidance as to whether this will be possible at your home university.

Am I guaranteed of getting into my first choice of course?

No, but every effort will be made to accommodate your choice. Where necessary, preference will be given on the basis of first come, first served. The final decision on course placements is at the discretion of the organisers.

How many lectures does a course involve?

A four week course involves 28 contact hours, which means 7 per week. A two week course consists of 14 hours.

I am a university staff member. Am I able to attend?

Yes, but no accommodation or travel support can be provided. Registration for staff from AMSI member institutions is $143 and for all others is $715. Where places in a course are becoming filled, staff applicants will be given the lowest priority.

I am not an AMSI student. Can you make an accommodation booking for me?

Yes, we will be happy to make the booking for you at University College, and in fact we encourage all participants to stay together where possible.

I live in Sydney. Can I get free accommodation during the Summer School?

No, the accommodation support is only available for students from outside the Sydney metropolitan area. However, Sydney students are invited to attend all events on the social program, including receptions, BBQ lunches and farewell dinner, free of charge.

I am not an honours student, postgraduate student or university staff member. Am I able to attend?

Yes. If you are from an AMSI member institution such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics or CSIRO, registration is $143. For all others, registration is $715.

What aspects of the Summer School will be recorded?

Only some lectures will be recorded on video, but photographs will be taken throughout the four-week period.

How many courses can I enrol in?

Students normally enrol in no more than 2 four-week courses (or equivalent two-week courses). If they are undertaking assessment, it is advisable to undertake only one course for assessment. This enrolment is subject to approval by their supervisors.

Can I take a two week course on its own?

Yes, but it cannot be assessed without the written permission of their supervisor.

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