Join us for Summer 2019!

Program Dates: July 1 – August 9

Tuition Rate: $4,000

Financial Support Available!  We strongly encourage any student in need of financial support to apply for one of our funding opportunities.  Please see our Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more information or contact us directly with any questions.


Our application is now closed.   If you are interested in applying for Summer 2020 please be sure to visit our Prospective Students pages for important program information.


Who we are

GSTEM is an NYU summer program for talented high school students with a high aptitude in STEM and who want to learn in an inclusive, supportive environment.  Our program strives to break down barriers and empower those who have been historically underrepresented in STEM – especially girls and other minorities.   We were founded in 2013 by the world-renowned Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences here at NYU.  Through a deep immersion into science and access to an extensive peer network, we offer the opportunities for an incredible summer.

The Program


Following a week of orientation, students begin with their STEM mentor and work on an intensive research project for 5 weeks.  Our mentors are professors and scientists throughout NYC, including NYU, Columbia University, Fordham, Pace, Lehman College, Brooklyn College, and NYU Langone Medical Center.  Our mentors are dedicated to educating a new generation of STEM scientists that is as diverse as New York City.

Field Trips

Students attend weekly field trips to local STEM institutions.  Previous trips have included the Museum of Math, Google, The Federal Reserve, The Brooklyn Bridge, Rent the Runway, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Women in STEM

During field trips and on-campus workshops, students are introduced to pioneering women in STEM who share their research as well as their personal trajectories on success and struggles.

Peer Network

Students complete the program having met other like-minded and talented thinkers.  The relationships forged with fellow students last well beyond the program.

Skill Sets

In addition to learning hands-on laboratory techniques and/or programming and data processing skills, students attend workshops in scientific writing, presenting, and public speaking.  We aim to help them gain the self-confidence needed to communicate their research and to excel going forward.

Things to know before applying

GSTEM is open to current juniors with a high aptitude in STEM and an interest in learning in an environment that celebrates diverse perspective in the sciences.  We will consider outstanding sophomores if there is space available.  We admit 40 students each summer.

GSTEM is a non-credit program however students will receive an official NYU transcript upon completion of the program.  We are not Pass/Fail.  Students receive a letter grade on their transcript.

GSTEM does offer housing.  Any student interested in living on-campus during the summer may apply.  Additional information is available through the application process.  Six weeks of housing (which includes a meal plan) costs an additional $2,622.

GSTEM is unfortunately unable to admit international students to the program who are not already in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa.  

GSTEM does offer financial assistance and we encourage applicants to apply if support is needed.  Our tuition rate for 2019 is $4,000.

Have more questions?

Take a look at our FAQs for lots more information on the program and what you can expect for your summer experience.  You can also contact us at  We look forward to hearing from you!