Accepting only about 150 out of 5000 students annually, STEM October is pretty competitive. Indeed, the school targets prospective students with demonstrated passion and aptitude for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students coming to STEM October should show their willingness to continuously learn, improve themselves, and share their knowledge with the school community.
In order to get accepted into STEM October, applicants should meet one of two criteria:
These criteria vary each year; however, they have been the same for the last two years and are expected to last for a couple more.
After meeting one of the mentioned conditions, applicants undergo four other acceptance tests - which are made to ensure the applicants’ competence in the tested fields. The four tests are English, Maths, Science, and IQ and are held nation-wide. Students are, eventually, ranked based on their scores in the four tests where the top 150 are accepted into STEM October!