Group photo of students, counselors, and faculty at PROMYS 2019
Two students from 2018
Phil Engel Guest Lecture
At 2018 ice cream party
Student at chalkboard
Two at whiteboard
2018 Counselors
Group hug


PROMYS 2019 will run from Sunday, June 30 to Saturday, August 10.

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


Student Application: Information and sign-up for 2020 notification HERE

Mehta Fellowship Application for students in India: Information HERE

Yongren Fellowship Application for students in China: Information HERE

Counselor Application: Information and sign-up for 2020 notification HERE.

PROMYS for Teachers Application: Information and sign-up for 2020 notification 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 Scholarships
With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Epsilon Fund, PROMYS is delighted to offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship: a substantial or full scholarship for a talented high school student. 

PROMYS is also grateful to have AMS support of its need-based financial aid awards.

Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships
Full scholarships to PROMYS 2019 for students from India
who would not otherwise be able to attend. 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) Fellowships to PROMYS for Students from China
Two full scholarships to PROMYS 2019 (plus roundtrip airfare and books) for low-income students in China. The Yongren Fellowships were established thanks to the generosity of a family foundation. Details HERE.

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

Learn more about Scholarships 

Please click here for student and counselor testimonials. 

PROMYS 30th Anniversary Weekend!

PROMYS 30th Anniversary

Alumni and friends of PROMYS gathered in Boston July 26-28 to celebrate thirty years of the program! Alumni from the past three decades enjoyed talks given by fellow alumni on both mathematical and non-mathematical topics, challenged each other in a Frisbee match, participated in a career mixer, enjoyed a celebratory Banquet and much more. Visit the 30th Anniversary page for the schedule, abstracts and bios.   

2019 Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

Breakout Fellow at PROMYS 2019
Yi Fan Lin with Professors Lim, Stevens and Baruch

PROMYS is delighted to award the 2019 Breakout Fellowship to Yi Fan Lin from Montreal where she is a high school senior.

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. 2019 is the fifth year of the Breakout Fellowships.

Fifteen Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS awarded in 2019!

Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2019
Mehta Fellows with Professors Lim, Stevens and Baruch at PROMYS 2019

PROMYS is excited to award fifteen 2019 Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships for talented young mathematicians in India: six first-year Mehta Fellows, four Returning Mehta Fellows, one Mehta Junior Counselor, and four Mehta Counselors. The new Fellows were selected from an exceptionally large and impressive pool of Mehta Fellowship applicants. Finalists were interviewed by alumni Dr. Abhinav Kumar and Professor Ila Varma. 

The participation of these students, all exceptionally talented in mathematics, is thanks to the generosity of the Nash Family, 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.

2019 First-Year Yongren Fellowship to PROMYS

Yongren Fellow in 2019
Qianyun Zhou with Professors Lim, Stevens and Baruch

PROMYS is delighted to award the first-year 2019 Yongren (永仁) Fellowship to Qianyun Zhou. Qianyun is a high school junior from Shenzhen Middle School in Guangdong, China.

Funded by a generous family foundation, the Yongren Fellowships were established to enable the participation in PROMYS of mathematically talented low-income students from China. The Fellowship includes a full scholarship to PROMYS (including all tuition, room and board) plus roundtrip travel from China, visa application fees, and any required books. Please visit the Yongren Fellowships page for further details.

2018 American Mathematical Society Scholarship

We are pleased to award the Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship, funded by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Awards, to Kevin Gonzalez of Boston, MA.  Kevin just completed his junior year at Boston Latin Academy, where he participates in his school’s PROMYS Math Circle. Kevin came to PROMYS for the first time last summer, and says of his experience, “PROMYS has given me confidence in my capabilities and given me the courage to take on difficult tasks.” He says one of the reasons he decided to return to PROMYS this summer was to give back to the PROMYS community: “I’d like to…make sure people can have the great experience I had my first year at PROMYS.” 

We are delighted to be able to award Kevin this scholarship and are grateful to the AMS for the support. 


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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.

Two returning students presenting research in 2017
Returning students present their research at PROMYS 2017

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

PROMYS Math Circle (PMC)

PROMYS Math Circle (PMC) was launched in 2016, as a part of enhanced efforts to reach out to mathematically talented students in Massachusetts, particularly those from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. Under the guidance of mentors (PfT alumni and graduate students in mathematics), PMC students engage in weekly exploration-based math circles, working collaboratively on specially-designed problem sets. Four of the 2017-2018 PMC students participated in PROMYS during the summer of 2018, on full or partial scholarships. PMC is supported by a generous Massachusetts family foundation.


Andrew Wiles at PROMYS Europe 2016
Professor Sir Andrew Wiles after his Guest Lecture 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. PROMYS Europe is open to pre-university students aged 16 and up who are ordinarily resident in Europe. 

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

Henry Cohn giving Number Theory lecture in 2017
Henry Cohn giving one of the daily Number Theory lectures in 2017 


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. 

David Miller (Google) was among the fascinating alum speakers at the PROMYS 30th Anniversary, July 26 – 28, 2019. David was a counselor at PROMYS in 1990 and Head Counselor in 1991 and 1992. His talk, titled is “Natural Language Understanding, Deep Learning and the BERT Revolution.”  

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