The Santos Science ExperienceHelping High School Science Students

The Science Experience is 3 to 4 days of science activities for year 9 and 10 high school students over the summer holidays. Local university researchers, scientists, and professors immerse students in a variety of chemistry, mathematics, biology, medicine, computer science, engineering, and ecology learning projects.

Apply for a Rotary Scholarship

Many Rotary Clubs, including our club, offer scholarships to cover the Science Experience tuition. Get the dates, scholarship forms, and Rotary contacts here.

Go to Hands-On Science Labs

The 2022-2023 Santos Science Experience dates vary by university. Go to the Science Experience site and select WA to see the dates at our local universities. This year, students can register for the two participating Perth-metro universities:

UniversityEvent DatesDeadlineCost
Murdoch University13 - 15 December 2022 (3 days)12 November 2022$190
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup10 - 13 January 2023 (4 days)10 December 2022$260
Find the scholarship and event details below!

Get Help Registering 


Many Rotary Clubs offer partial and full scholarships to pay the tuition to attend the Santos Science Experience. The Rotary Club of Subiaco is offering 2 full-scholarships to Perth Modern School. 

If you attend another high school in Western Australia, please contact our Youth Director for help contacting a Rotary Club in your area offering scholarships. We are here to support youth.

A student can register for any university, even out-of-state universities. A student will need to contact the Science Experience staff to get in touch with the out of state university to organise accomodation.


The Science Experience
(03) 9756 7534 


Get a Scholarship

Many Rotary Clubs give scholarships for part or all of the tuition. However, you can ask the Rotary Club about help with the cost of accomodation and travel if you want to attend an interstate program.


If you are a student who wants to apply for an optional scholarship, do not register online.

  1. Instead contact Rotarian Shauna Kinney
  2. She will introduce you to a Rotary Club and they will discuss the scholarship with you.
  3. You will then download and fill out the scholarship application.
  4. You will send the completed scholarship application to your Rotary Club.

Your Rotary Club sends your scholarship form to the Science Experience for you. The tax invoice will go to your Rotary Club for the scholarship amount and if any payment is due, a tax invoice will be sent to you for the balance. The Science Experience and the university you choose will send you the event location and details by email.


Alternatively, you can register without a scholarship ...


Students who do not wish to apply for financial support from a Rotary Club may register online and pay their own tuition. Online registration is through The Science Experience website. Click the Apply Now at

About the Science Experience Organisers

The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) organises the annual program and the corporate sponsor through the Science Foundation. Rotary Clubs around Australia promote and coordinate the event at their local high schools.