Student Science Training Program

The 60th annual UF SSTP: June 10th – July 28th, 2018 

Summer 2018 will mark the 60th consecutive year of the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). More than 5,700 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 of high school, are at least 16 years old by the start of the program, 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.

Eligible students should apply as soon as possible through our online application portal- be sure to read the How to Apply document below first!

2018 Program Information and Application:

How to Apply – read before starting an application

Online Application Portal

2018 General Schedule


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Summer Counselor Information and Application:

Summer Counselor Job Announcement

Summer Counselor Application