Counselors at 2009 Banquet
PROMYS Student Blackboard
female counselor teaching
PROMYS students studying together
PROMYS circle of students


Dates of PROMYS 2017: July 2 - August 12, 2017

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program


2017 Student Application: Applications are closed for PROMYS 2017. Admissions decisions will be sent, by email, by the end of the first week in May.

2017 Mehta Fellowship Application for students from India: Applications are closed for PROMYS 2017

2017 Yongren (永仁) Fellowship for a low-income student from China: Applications are closed for PROMYS 2017.  

2017 Counselor Application:  Applications are closed for PROMYS 2017.  

2017 PROMYS for Teachers Application: Available HERE 

Financial Aid

PROMYS offers full and partial need-based financial aid and is dedicated to the principle that no one should be unable to attend for financial reasons. 
Learn more about Financial Aid


Endowed Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS 
Thanks to the generosity of Breakthrough Prize-winning mathematicians Richard Taylor, Terence Tao, and Jacob Lurie and to PROMYS alum donors, a full scholarship will be offered annually to a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend. 

AMS Epsilon Fund Scholarship
With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS), PROMYS will offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship to a talented high school student in this summer's program.

2017 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships
Full scholarships to PROMYS for students from India
. Thanks to the generosity of Nicholas Nash, Morph.org and the Indira Foundation, these scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India. Please click HERE for more information.

Yongren  (永仁) Fellowship to PROMYS for Student from China.
Full scholarship to PROMYS for low-income student in China. Established thanks to the generosity of a family foundation. 

HMMT/HMNT Scholarships
PROMYS will award two $250 scholarships (to one male and one female first-year PROMYS student) among winners of HMMT or HMNT who qualify for the program.

Learn more about Scholarships 

Please click here for student and counselor testimonials

2016 Breakout Fellow
Professor Glenn Stevens with Barry Xu, the 2016 Breakout Fellow

2016 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

PROMYS was delighted to announce that the 2016 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS was awarded to Barry Xu of Alameda High School in Alameda, California.  

Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, very generously created the Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS in late 2014. The PROMYS alum community then matched the Breakout Fellowship donations to create and fully fund the Breakout Fellowship Endowment which will bring one Breakout Fellow to PROMYS every summer.

The Breakout Fellowship is a full scholarship to PROMYS for a mathematically very talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend. 2016 is the second year of the Breakout Fellowships.

2016 Mehta Fellows
2016 Mehta Fellows: (Back, left to right) Professor Steve Rosenberg, Arya Vadnere, Shubham Aggarwal, Professor Glenn Stevens, (Front, left to right) Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj, Soumen Ghosh, Sabir Shaik,and Neelima Borade

Six Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2016!

PROMYS was delighted to award six 2016 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS for mathematically talented low-income students from India. Four first-year Mehta Fellowships were awarded. In addition, the two 2015 Mehta Fellows participated in PROMYS for a second summer in 2016: Shubham Aggarwal as a Returning Fellow and Sabir Shaik, now completing his freshman year at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, as a Junior Counselor.

The four new Mehta Fellows to PROMYS are Arya Vadnere from Pune in Maharashtra; Adit Vishnu Pathirissery Manoj from Thrissur in Kerala; Neelima Borade, also from Pune in Maharashtra; and Soumen Ghosh from Katwa in West Bengal. The Fellows were selected from the very strong applicant pool and were interviewed by alums Dr. Abhinav Kumar and Dr. Ila Varma (Harvard). Please click here for bios of the Mehta Fellows on the Morph.org site.

The participation of these six students, all exceptionally talented in mathematics, is thanks to the generosity of Nicholas Nash, the Indira Foundation and Morph.org, the Mehta Fellowship sponsors. The Mehta Fellowships are full scholarships to PROMYS which also cover round-trip airfare from India, visa fees and any required books.

Please visit the Mehta Fellowship page HERE for more information.

2016 Trustee Scholarship

The PROMYS Foundation was extremely pleased to award a 2016 Trustee Scholarship to Roshan Padaki. This is a full scholarship to PROMYS funded thanks to the generosity of the PROMYS alum community. Roshan graduated this year from Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts. This was Roshan's third summer at PROMYS. 


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PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.  Professor Glenn Stevens, the Director of PROMYS, founded the program in 1989 together with other members of the current faculty.

The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) and PROMYS are offering new advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.

Returning student gives a research presentation
Returning student presents her group's research at PROMYS 2016

Students and counselors ask questions of guest lecturer at PROMYS 2016
Students and counselors ask questions of guest lecturer, Tadeshi Tokieda, at PROMYS 2016

Please visit Quick Facts about PROMYS for details of the program.

PROMYS for Teachers

Teacher giving a presentation at PfT 2016
Teacher giving a presentation at PROMYS for Teachers 2016

PROMYS for Teachers is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. Together we are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in secondary school mathematics classrooms. 

A video of the PROMYS for Teachers program may be viewed HERE


Andrew Wiles at PROMYS Europe 2016
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles after his Guest Lecture at PROMYS Europe 2016

PROMYS Europe, for European students, will run from July 9 to August 19, 2017 at the University of Oxford.  

In 2015 and 2016, PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, ran very successful first and second summers at the University of Oxford in England. There were 21 first-year students, 3 returning students, and 7 undergraduate counselors at PROMYS Europe 2016.

PROMYS Europe is a partnership between PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. Participants are selected from across Europe. 

PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. Thanks to the generosity of partners in Europe, there is financial aid available. As at PROMYS at BU, even families who receive no financial aid are asked to pay considerably less than the full per-student cost of attendance.

PROMYS Europe is closely modeled on its parent program at Boston University. The teaching philosophy and the focus on developing mathematical habits of mind is the same at both programs as is the importance of creating a supportive and highly stimulating mathematical community. 

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site


PROMYS Videos 

Video about PROMYS. Students, faculty, and alums of the program were filmed and interviewed during PROMYS 2013 and at the 25th Summer of PROMYS Celebration July 5-7, 2013.

Please click here to visit the PROMYS Video page where you can also buy DVDs or Blu-rays of the video. 

Alum Hirsh Jain's TEDx Talk: "To Think Deeply Of Simple Things"