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

PROMYS 2016 will run from July 4 - August 13, 2016

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

The student application page is HERE

The counselor application page is 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, Terry 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.

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics
Full scholarships to PROMYS for two low-income students from India. Thanks to the generosity of Morph.org and The Indira Foundation, these scholarships cover tuition, room and board, and roundtrip airfare from India. 

Scholarships for Students from Massachusetts
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, merit scholarships of up to $500 will be granted to all PROMYS students who are residents of Massachusetts.  

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

2015 Breakout and Mehta Fellows
2015 Fellows. Left to right: Shubham Aggarwal (Mehta Fellow), Professor Glenn Stevens, Sabir Shaik (Mehta Fellow), Kushagr Ahuja (Breakout Fellow), and Dr. Henry Cohn

PROMYS Welcomes its First Breakout Fellow!

The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to announce in May 2015 that the inaugural Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS had been awarded to Kushagr Mohan Ahuja from India. 

We are very grateful to Richard Taylor, Terry Tao, Jacob Lurie and the PROMYS alum community for their creation of the fully endowed Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS. 

2015 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships Awarded

Two very talented students were awarded the inaugural Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS for low-income students from India. The Fellowships cover tuition, room and board, books, and round-trip airfare. Fellowship Finalists were selected from the very strong applicant pool and were interviewed by alums Abhinav Kumar (MIT) and Ila Varma (Princeton).

The Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS were conceived by Nicholas Nash as part of the Ramanujan Project which he leads and which is generously funded by Morph.org and The Indira Foundation. Nicholas Nash is co-chair of Morph.org, a foundation formed "to build social projects to help address the biggest challenges."  The Ramanujan Project is a scholarship program for exceptionally talented young mathematicians in India. 

The 2015 Mehta Fellows were Shubham Aggarwal of New Delhi and Sabir Shaik of Andhra Pradesh.

PROMYS Breakout Fellowship Endowment Fully Funded

Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, very generously created the Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS. The Breakout Fellowship is a full scholarship to PROMYS for a mathematically talented student who might not otherwise be able to attend.  

The PROMYS Foundation is delighted to report that the PROMYS community has now fully matched the very generous donation of the Breakthrough mathematicians. Thanks to the generosity and vision of all the donors, the future of the Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS is assured: there will be a Breakout Fellow in every PROMYS cohort from this year on. 

We are very grateful to Richard Taylor, Terry Tao, Jacob Lurie and the PROMYS alum community for their powerful achievement in making PROMYS accessible to talented young people far into the future. 


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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.

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

PROMYS for Teachers

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. Most of the footage for the video was filmed during the 2013 summer session of PROMYS for Teachers. 

PROMYS Europe Program for European Students

Professor Sir Andrew Wiles with PROMYS Europe participants
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles after his Guest Lecture at PROMYS Europe 2015

PROMYS Europe, a PROMYS offshoot, ran a very successful first summer at Wadham College, Oxford University from July 12 to August 22, 2015. There were twelve first-year students and four returning students, who were CMI-PROMYS Scholars from 2014. There were five European counselors.

PROMYS Europe is a partnership of PROMYS; the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute; the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); and Wadham College, Oxford University. Participants were selected from among the very strong pool of PROMYS Europe applicants from 27 European countries.

PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. Thanks to the generosity of independent sponsors 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. Over time, PROMYS Europe will create its own traditions to augment those it inherits from PROMYS at BU.

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site

PROMYS Foundation Trustee Scholarships

The PROMYS Foundation was delighted to fund two full Trustee Scholarships to PROMYS in 2014. These were awarded to two talented returning students. Both young women were returning for their third summer at PROMYS.

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"