STEM Programs

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

MOSTEC is a six-month online program where students engage with peers from across the country who are dedicated and motivated to pursue STEM. During the program, students discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, attend webinars featuring STEM professionals, and meet weekly with a small group of peers to receive mentorship from a current undergraduate student. During the summer component, students complete two online STEM courses which culminate in a Final Symposium where they present their projects to the broader MIT community.

who should apply?academically strong students with a passion for STEM
eligible grade levelsjuniors
costfree except transportation to + from MIT (if in-person)
openslate November 2021
deadlineFeb 1, 2022, 11:59 EST
decisions releasedmid-April 2022
date of programJune-December 2022
locationonline + MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

application requirements

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • high school juniors

application process

  • applicant information (personal, background, familial)
  • academic information
  • test scores (OPTIONAL but strongly encouraged)
  • extracurricular activities
  • THREE letters of recommendation (one from math/science teacher, one from humanities teacher, one from school counselor/administrator)
  • short answer questions (5 required, 2 optional)


  • admitted students must provide either (a) US birth certificate, (b) valid US passport, or (c) official green card.
  • admitted students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical/religious exemption in order to fully participate in programming.
  • may have one week of in-person programming if pandemic permits.

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