Student Science Training Program


Summer 2017 will mark the 59th consecutive year of the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). More than 5200 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.

2017 Program Dates: June 11th – July 29th

Informational Materials:

2017 General Schedule


Tell me what SSTP is really like!

Application Material:

*2017 applications are closed to out of state students.*  

In state students are encouraged to submit and complete their application packet as soon as possible.

Application Information– Must Read Before Applying

Application Form

Teacher Endorsement Form

Academic Record Form

Financial Aid From

Summer Counselor Information and Application:

Summer Counselor Job Announcement

Summer Counselor Application

UF SSTP Sponsoring Partners:

Smallwood Foundation

Heart of Volusia

Florida Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

NSF Broader Impacts