Program for Students

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.

Each year, PROMYS and the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) offer advanced seminars for returning PROMYS students. Returning students also engage in original research under the mentorship of professional mathematicians.  Counselors and returning students will also organize their own seminars.

Costs and Financial Aid

PROMYS asks families to contribute $3,300 toward the educational and living costs of participation (the full sponsor-supported cost per student is around $6,500). Books may cost an additional $100.

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.  Please click here for more information about financial aid.

Merit Scholarships

Please click here for more information about merit scholarships to PROMYS.

Dates of the Program

PROMYS 2014 will run from June 29 to August 9.  


PROMYS is a nationwide program for pre-college students who will be at least 14 years old by the move-in date. Students throughout the United States participate as well as many international students. Admissions decisions will be based on the following criteria: applicants' solutions to a set of challenging problems included with the application packet; teacher recommendations; high school transcripts; and student essays explaining their interest in the program.

Requests for Applications

Applications for PROMYS 2014 will be available for download here. Alternatively, you can contact the PROMYS office and have an application sent by mail. 

Department of Mathematics
Boston University
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215
Tel:  (617)-353-2563


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