Mar 10, 2019

School Mathematics Competition (University of Melbourne)

  • Crimson Education
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia


The competition has been in existence since 1972. It is wholly organised and run by a staff member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. The competition is of a demanding standard, designed to identify real mathematical talent. Between 3000 and 5000 students enter, and some 150 are awarded prizes.

The nature of the problems is different from that encountered in school mathematics syllabi, being less mechanical and requiring a higher level of mathematical insight and creativity. As such, participation is likely to be rewarding only to those students who have a real love for, and ability in, mathematics.

The competition is separated into three divisions:

  • Junior Division - Students in years 7 and 8 sit a two hour exam
  • Intermediate Division - Students in years 9 and 10 sit a three hour exam
  • Senior Division - Students in years 11 and 12 sit a three hour exam

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can participate - but only 150 receive awards out of 3000-5000 students

Participation Cost


Registration free or $5 for late entries

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


To be in running for awards, participants should have high level of mathematical knowledge and skill

Time Commitment


Participants can prepare for competition with past papers and training (not compulsory)

Application Deadline

26th April 2020

Application Process Includes

Registration and payment online