Student Science Training Program

Summer 2018 will mark the 60th consecutive year of the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). More than 5,275 academically talented students from around the world have completed this rigorous summer residential research program since its inception in 1959.

The UF SSTP is a seven week residential research program for high school students who have completed their junior year and are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team.

Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 30 hours each week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class. Students enrolled in a Florida high school have the option to earn dual enrollment credit.

UF SSTP alumni have gone on to attend the University of Florida and other prestigious universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. They have become doctors, researchers, educators, engineers, and CEO’s of their own companies.

The 60th annual UF SSTP will run from June 10th – July 28th, 2018. Interested in applying? Applications for summer 2018 will be available starting in December!

2017 Informational Materials:

2017 General Schedule


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Summer Counselor Information and Application:

Summer Counselor Job Announcement

Summer Counselor Application