Counsellor Applications

Covid-19 Update

PROMYS Europe 2021

Following cancellation of PROMYS Europe 2020, we are working on reviewing programme options for PROMYS Europe 2021 and will update this website as plans become more definite.

As ever, we hope all the friends of PROMYS Europe remain healthy, and please stay in touch. 

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Application Process:

PROMYS Europe seeks to attract applications from undergraduate mathematicians of the highest quality and potential, regardless of background. Counsellors are required to work full time for the entire duration of the programme and will also need to spend some time beforehand helping with the preparation and undertaking necessary training (such as on safeguarding young people).  One or more of the counsellors will be selected to act as Head Counsellor or Deputy Head Counsellor. Counsellors will be provided with a stipend as well as accommodation and food at Wadham College, Oxford throughout the programme. 

Working at PROMYS Europe is fun and rewarding but is also intensive and demanding, the hours are full-time, including weekends and evenings, and the rate of remuneration reflects these expectations.

Applications usually open in January each year, when a job description, detailing responsibilities and selection criteria, will be posted here. Applicants will then be required to complete an application form and to obtain recommendations from two individuals who are familiar with their background in university-level mathematics.

Counsellors for PROMYS Europe must be aged at least 18 at the start of the programme. They are employed by the University of Oxford, therefore need to have the right to work in the UK (for example through being European Union, European Economic Area, or Swiss nationals). Employment is also subject to the successful completion of DBS checks.

If you have any questions, please contact the PROMYS Europe office at



If you wish to make us aware of a disability for which you may need support, then you may do so by writing to 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.