DEEP Summer Academy

DEEP Summer Academy is for high school students interested in learning about cutting-edge graduate-level research.

Applications Closed

Updates regarding 2024 programming coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.


Next season: July 8 – August 2, 2024
* See below for detailed schedule


U of T’s St George Campus


Grades 9–12

Program Fee

Domestic students: $600 per week*
International students: $950 per week*
(*2023 prices)

Program Highlights

  • Gain hands-on experience working with real tools and equipment when exploring the knowledge frontier in STEM.

  • A collaborative and supportive learning environment, where attendees will work alongside other like-minded students and are encouraged to ask questions, take risks, and think creatively.

  • Led by graduate research students who have extensive experience in the STEM-fields, and are passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

  • Empowering students to see themselves as future STEM leaders and innovators.

  • fun and exciting atmosphere that encourages students to explore their passions, try new things, and build lasting friendships with others who share their interests.

Full Description

Organized by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, DEEP offers a diverse range of pre-university engineering and science courses.

The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business, and science disciplines.

Since its inception in 2003, DEEP has brought together over 10,000 like-minded students to explore some of the most innovative topics in engineering and science today—taught by some of our faculty’s top alumni, PhD candidates, and Master’s and undergraduate students. The program is designed to expose bright young minds to concepts usually presented in the upper years of an undergraduate degree or in graduate school.

Get a head start on exploring your options for a university degree and career. Complement your current academic studies with this unique engineering experience.

Program Details

Summer 2024 Dates

July 8 - 12, 2024

July 15 - 19, 2024

July 22 - 26, 2024

July 29 - Aug 2, 2024


Monday - Friday – 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET


DEEP 2024 will be offered to students in Grades 9-12 (2023/2024 academic year.)

Creating an Active Account

If this is your first time registering or applying to one of our programs, you will be prompted to create an Active account as you register.

Please note that it is not possible to create an account before the registration date.

How To Apply

Step #1: When ready to begin, please click on the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of this page.

DEEP Applications are collected through Active.

    • Attach supplementary documents: A recent report card or unofficial transcript showing the most recent or final grades from in-progress or completed science and math courses.
    • A statement of interest (a short essay explaining why you want to attend DEEP).

Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Application fees are non-refundable.

Step #2: Wait to hear the results of your application.

Applicants can expect to learn the outcome of their application approximately two weeks from submission of application form, transcript/report card, and statement of interest.

Students who have been admitted into the program will receive instructions for next steps including course selection and registration.

Course selection for admitted students:

Read the course descriptions to inform your course selections. Please note: only one course can be taken each week. 

Registration for each course is only secured when you have completed the online course-registration form, and made the $50 per-course, non-refundable deposit.

Course eligibility is calculated based on the most recent grade completed in the 2023-2024 school year.

The deadline for payment of outstanding balances is 10 days prior to the start of each course. Any unpaid registrations will be released on this date.


If you see that a course is waitlisted on the registration page, that means there are no available spaces. If a space opens up in the course, those on the waitlist will be notified immediately in the order that they registered.

Cost (Summer 2023)

Domestic students: $600/week

International students: $950/week

A $100 discount will be applied after registration to any student who registers for all four weeks.

Cancellation Policy

DEEP application fees are non-refundable.

A refund or a credit, less a $120 administrative fee is available for cancellation requests received by 11:59 PM ET on the Monday before the session start date. No refunds or credits will be issued after this point. Please note that this charge is to cover administrative processing fees. Thank you for your understanding! For more details regarding cancellation deadlines, please refer to your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process.

Your health and the health of our community are important to us. In light of circumstances around assessing symptoms, refund requests for programs that are received after the cancellation deadline will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons who demonstrate financial need. See the application form find out more about our bursary application process and to apply.

We look forward to bringing back residence in 2024.

More information available soon.


Do you have questions about DEEP?

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2023 Course Offerings

Grade 11/12 Program Offerings

Grade 9/10 Program Offerings

Registration is Closed

Registration for the 2023 season is now closed. Updates for the 2024 season are coming soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future programs and registration times.