You can sign up here to be notified by email when the application for 2021 becomes available.

At this time, it is likely that PROMYS 2021 will run as an online program. A decision whether or not we can operate the program in person will be made in spring 2021. As additional information becomes available, we will update this page and contact prospective students.

PROMYS is a program for pre-college students; there are participants from across the United States and also international students.

To be eligible, students must, by the first day of the program, have completed at least 9th grade (or its equivalent) and be at least 14 years old. (Unfortunately, there is no flexibility on these requirements).  Students can attend during the summer between high school and college (or during a gap year). Students who already attend university are not eligible to apply to be students, though they may be eligible to apply for a counselor position.

Admissions decisions will be based on the following criteria: an applicant’s solutions to a set of challenging problems, teacher recommendation, high school transcript, and responses regarding interest in the program. 

Application Process

There are four required components to the first-year student application plus a financial aid form for families applying for financial assistance.

1) Problem Set Solutions.
2) School Transcript (or report card).
3) Application: You will be asked to upload your problem set solutions and school transcript with your application.
4) Teacher Recommendation Form - to be submitted by the applicant's mathematics teacher or mentor.
5) Financial Aid Application for students applying for financial aid - to be submitted by the applicant's parent or guardian. The form will ask for the upload of a supporting financial document. 

Yongren (永仁) Fellowships to PROMYS for eligible students in China 

Students from China are invited to apply for a Yongren (永仁) Fellowship if they would be unable to attend PROMYS without financial assistance. Yongren Fellowships provide a full scholarship to PROMYS (tuition, room and board) plus round-trip travel from China, visa application fees, and any required books. For more details, visit the Yongren Fellowships page HERE.

PROMYS India for Students in India

PROMYS is excited to announce the establishment of PROMYS India, an offshoot PROMYS program for mathematically talented students from across India. Very sadly, the launch of PROMYS India has had to be postponed from 2020 to 2021 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. PROMYS India 2021 will run at Ashoka University, Sonepat, Haryana.

All PROMYS India students in 2021 will receive full scholarships thanks to anchor funding from sponsors: the Nash family, Indira Foundation and The brainchild of the same sponsors, the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS program (2015-2019) was the pilot program for PROMYS India. 

Please note that students may apply to either PROMYS or to PROMYS India but not both for the same summer.  

Visit the PROMYS India website for details. 

PROMYS Europe for Students in Europe

Pre-university students who are 16 or older and ordinarily resident in Europe are eligible to apply to PROMYS Europe at the University of Oxford in England. PROMYS Europe is a partnership between PROMYS and the Mathematical Institute and Wadham College at the University of Oxford, and the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI).  Students may apply to either PROMYS or to PROMYS Europe but not both for the same summer.

Please click HERE to visit the PROMYS Europe site.  


Policy of Nondiscrimination

PROMYS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or national origin in the operation of its program or in its admissions, hiring, or financial aid decisions.  


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