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Student Applications

PROMYS Europe 2023: Student Applications

Sign up to be added to our mailing list to be kept informed about future PROMYS Europe programmes. We correspond by email and typically send 3-4 communications per year. (Clicking this link will redirect you to a form on the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute website).

Applications will open in January 2023

Sign up to be notified when applications for first year students open in January. (Clicking this link will redirect you to a form on the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute website)

Application Process:

PROMYS Europe is a programme for pre-university students who will be at least 16 years old by the start of the programme. Applicants may be in any year of secondary school or sixth form college including their final year or a gap year. Students attending state-funded schools, independent or private schools, home schools, and other types of schools are all eligible to apply. PROMYS Europe is open to students ordinarily resident in Europe; this includes all countries adjacent to the Mediterranean.

Lectures, discussions, and problem sets are in English. Applicants should possess English language skills which are strong enough to enable full participation.

The application process, which usually opens in January each year, includes a challenging problem set, a teacher recommendation form, and an application form which includes short essay questions about interest in attending PROMYS Europe.

PROMYS Europe seeks to attract applicants of the hightest ability and potential, regardless of background. Decisions on the admission of students will be based solely on individual merit, assessed by the application components outlined above.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are eligible for PROMYS Europe may apply either to PROMYS Europe or to PROMYS at Boston University. They may not apply to both for the same summer.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@promys-europe.org.

Application for pre-university students applying to attend a PROMYS Europe programme for the first time:

Applications are now closed
Closing date is 13 March 2022

Please note that by clicking any of the links below, you will open a new tab containing the online application material on the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute website.

To be submitted by the applicant

  1. Problem set solutions. The application problem set is available in two formats: as a pdf that you can download, and as a webpage where the mathematical notation is rendered using MathJax, so you can choose whichever format is preferable for you. Please upload your solutions (as a single PDF no larger than 10MB) with your online application. If you are handwriting your solutions, please use black ink and then scan to pdf, ensuring that the work is clear and visible.

  2. Online application form.  The student application form must be submitted with your problem set solutions. You will be asked to upload your solutions within the application form. The deadline for receipt of first year application materials is shown on the form.

To be submitted by the applicant's teacher

  3. Online teacher recommendation form. Please ask one of your mathematics teachers to complete the teacher recommendation form (this could be your maths teacher in school, a maths tutor/coach or a maths professor). This does NOT need to be submitted at the same time as the student application; it can be submitted at ANY time before or after the student application, but it must be submitted by the application deadline.
Please note: it is the applicant's responsibility to ask one of their mathematics teachers to complete this form. We strongly encourage you to follow up with your teacher to ensure the recommendation is submitted by the application deadline, shown on the application form. Students are permitted only one teacher recommendation. If more than one recommendation is submitted PROMYS Europe will only consider the first one.

Returning students

Pre-university students who attended PROMYS Europe in one year and who wish to return in a subsequent year follow a different application process; they are required to complete a brief application form. Applications normally open in January each year.

Returning students

Applications are OPEN
Closing date is 30 January 2022

Online application form for returning students. Pre-university students who attended PROMYS Europe in one year and who wish to return in a subsequent year follow a different application process to first year students; they are required to complete a brief application form only. Applications are now open.

Equality Monitoring

In addition, for all applicants there is an optional form for equality monitoring purposes which will be sent to you once you have submitted your application. This form is completely anonymised and will not affect your application or the selection process.


If you wish to make us aware of a disability for which you may need support, then you may do so by writing to admin@promys-europe.org either when you submit your application or when you receive an offer. Successful applicants with a disability will be given the opportunity to discuss their needs, and we will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled participants and applicants.