Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) applications are open!

Opportunities are live for Google's 2020 Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) — available to graduating high school seniors in the US or Canada. Learn more about this program below and apply before February 28!

Students from CSSI 2019


Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science (CS) for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.

The program includes:

  • A specially designed project-based curriculum to help prepare for your CS studies.
  • Daily development sessions to help you prepare for future job opportunities.
  • An opportunity to interact directly with Google engineers.
  • Exposure and insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities.

Where & When
We offer several options for CSSI depending on where you may be attending school. You can find more details on location here. Most of our programs run from June - August 2020.


Any high school senior who plans to attend a four year institution in the US or Canada, has a passion for technology, and intends to enroll in a computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or related department for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Google is committed to increasing the enrollment and retention of students in the field of computer science. CSSI is not your average summer camp. It's an intensive, interactive, hands-on, and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering, and other closely-related subjects.

Students running through CSSI exercises on a computer.

You’ll need to complete a general application, which includes a transcript and two essay questions. You’ll also be asked to complete an online challenge at the beginning of March. Visit the Google CSSI page for more information and to apply.

The application deadline is Friday, February 28 at 11:59 pm PST. Final decisions will be announced in early May.


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