The program runs from September-June. During that time, students attend weekly sessions and participate in events including guest speakers, workshops, and more.
What are the eligibility requirements to apply for TKS?
This program is designed for high school students between the ages of 13-17 years old.
In addition to the age requirement, you must also:
Be proficient in English.
Have access to good internet connection.
You do not need previous knowledge about emerging technology and coding, however having this knowledge can be helpful during the program.
Note: At the time of applying, you can be 12 years old.
How much does TKS cost?
You can find the tuition fees for the virtual program and in-person program on the program pages. Go to the menu (top right) and select your city or the virtual program.
Can TKS help me get into university?
Our priority is to prepare students for the real world. During the program, students work on unique projects and develop a personal portfolio that they use when applying to university.
We also host workshops with alumni who share their experiences and tips for applying to universities.
Our alumni attend universities including:
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania
UC San Diego
University of Waterloo
University of Toronto
Minerva Schools at KGI
University of North Carolina, Morehead Cain Scholars Program
... and many more.
While we support our students with their post-secondary journeys, the program is designed for their personal growth and development in real-world skills, foundational mindsets, networks, and knowledge of emerging technologies to solve real-world problems.
Is there financial aid available?
Yes, we believe that financial barriers should not impact a student's ability to access quality education.
We've provided hundreds of students around the world with financial aid, which have helped them attend the program.
Our financial aid fund is supported by sponsorships from partners like Interac, BenchSci, Cenovus, Masason Foundation, RBC, Shell, and others. As an organization, TKS also contributes a large portion to our financial aid fund.
These funds are only provided to families that need financial support. These funds do not need to be repaid.
Note: Distributions are limited to the fund size. The sooner you apply, the higher chances you have to receive support.