Next Forum 6-20 January 2024
The 34th Rotary National Science & Technology Forum will be held in Auckland, starting on 6 January 2024.
This programme is for well-rounded students who have a strong interest in science, maths and technology.  These students will be in Year 12, returning to school in Year 13 and planning to study science or technology related subjects at tertiary level.
This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the three Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum, students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in business and the wider community.
It also provides an opportunity for students to spend time with similar-minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and a renewed motivation to succeed.

Each of the six New Zealand Rotary Districts are allocated places at the Forum with 168 places in total awarded nationwide.  All Secondary Schools and Rotary Clubs in the District will be sent copies of the application forms and selection guidelines. Applications from students MUST be lodged with Rotary Clubs, who will interview, short-list and nominate applicants to the District Coordinator who will then make the final District selections. At BOTH Club and District level, selection is based on positive personal qualities as well as proven scholastic achievement. Successful students should be advised by the District Coordinator by mid-October.

The fee for Forum 2024 ($2,295), covers the cost of accommodation, meals, tuition, and transport within Auckland for Forum activities. For NZ students living more than 150km from the Auckland CBD, travel to and from Auckland to attend the Forum is paid for by the Forum organisation out of sponsorship funds.  Students living within the 150km radius of Auckland CBD are required to make their own way to the Forum.
It is usual for the sponsoring Rotary Club to pay part of the registration fee with the balance paid by the student. The student may wish to seek additional sponsorship or organise some personal fundraising activities. This encourages a mutual commitment to their attendance at Forum! The amount of the student's portion of the registration fee is discussed and agreed at the Rotary Club interview to avoid any confusion.
All contributions from selected students and/or other sponsorships they receive personally are made through Rotary Clubs to the District Coordinator
There is full information in the mid-July mail-out. Payment through Rotary Clubs to the District Coordinator by way of online direct bank credit.
Any questions regarding the above should be made by email to the Forum Organisers at or the D9910 District Co-ordinator for the Forum - details below.

Note: Please meet the deadlines so your students have the best chance of selection.

17 July
Application forms and all information posted to Schools and emailed to Rotary Clubs (to synchronise with the start of Term 3)
End July
Clubs – please contact your School – Head of Science to encourage applications
21 August
Applications close with Rotary Clubs
18 September
Rotary Clubs to have completed interviews
28 September
Rotary Club Student Nominations to be with District Coordinators (D9910 Chris Gregory – details below).
Mid October
Successful students' places are confirmed with District Coordinators by the Forum Director.
Students and sponsoring Clubs advised by the District Coordinator.
20 October
Direct Credit Payment of full student registration fee by students due to Rotary Clubs
27 October
Direct Credit Payment of fees due to District Co-ordinators by Rotary Clubs and confirmation to be sent to Forum Director
1 November
Direct Credit Payment of fees for all confirmed student nominees due by District Co-ordinators to the Rotary National Science Forum Bank Account
A Forum Handbook with all details of the Forum will be sent to successful Students
Late applications will not be considered by the Forum Director
Director  D9910 Coordinator Chairman of Trustees
Enrico Haemmerle
+64 21 2539566
Murray Allison
Rotary Browns Bay
+64 21 631662
Jeanette Drysdale
Rotary Otahuhu
+64 21 939728