2021 PROMYS Europe Connect - Counsellor Application

PROMYS Europe: Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists


Deadline for receipt of applications: Sunday 7 February 2021 23:59 GMT

Late applications will not be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview during the week commencing 1 March 2021.

Selection decisions will be notified by: Monday 8 March 2021

When completing this application please be prepared to:

1) Upload a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)
2) Upload a copy of your university transcript (it does not need to be an official copy)

PLEASE NOTE that you will be unable to save this application before it is submitted.

3) 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. It should be submitted by the application deadline.

Please contact us at admin@promys-europe.org if you have any questions or difficulties.

Applicant name
If different from first name.
Please enter the name of the university where you are studying.
Please enter the name of the degree programme you are following (e.g. BSc. Mathematics, MMath in Mathematics and Computer Science)
Year in university that will be completed by June 2021
If you selected 'Other' please enter more information here.
Year of Graduation (planned)
If you selected 'Other' please enter more information here.
Please include the country code.
Please include the country code.
Address at University
Permanent address
If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an online interview which will take place during the week commencing 1 March.
If necessary, please enter more information here.
Right to Work

Counsellor applicants must have the right to work in their country of residence, that is the country in which they will be resident for the duration of PROMYS Europe Connect (for example, but not limited to, if resident in the European Union through being a European Union national, if resident in the UK through having UK citizenship). Before completing an application, you should check your local requirements and make sure that you have the appropriate right to work.


Please explain the local requirement and how you meet it
If you do NOT yet have the right to work, please explain how you expect to obtain it.
Criminal Convictions
We need to ask if you have any criminal convictions. We will not necessarily discount an applicant because of an unspent criminal conviction; the nature of the conviction and its relevance to the post will be considered.

If you have answered YES to either question, please supply the following details in a sealed envelope marked 'strictly confidential' to the PROMYS Europe Administrator: nature of offence(s), date of conviction(s), penalty. This information will be held on a strictly confidential basis, in compliance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, and only discussed with the selection panel where it is relevant to the post for which you have applied.


Please ask two individuals who are familiar with your mathematical background to complete the PROMYS Europe Connect referee recommendation form.

Please be aware that you are responsible for requesting the recommendations yourself and should communicate directly with your referees about this. PROMYS Europe staff will NOT be sending a recommendation request to your referees.

Recommendations must be submitted by the application deadline: Sunday 7 February 2021

Recommender 1
Please give their official university email address.
Recommender 2
Please give their official university email address.

Please answer the questions below in the space provided. In drafting your responses, you should keep in mind all the selection criteria. It is helpful if you can give specific information, for example, about relevant experience or qualifications. N.B. The boxes will grow as you enter more information.

Please tell us about your mathematical interests. Why would you like to be a PROMYS Europe Connect counsellor? What do you understand of the aims of PROMYS Europe Connect? How do you see yourself contributing to them?
What mathematical activities have you engaged in beyond the requirements of your school and university courses?
Please tell us about the courses you have taken in university-level mathematics. We are particularly interested in your background in Number Theory and Abstract Algebra.
Please tell us about any experience you have of interactive learning online. What have you learnt about this way of studying? What worked well, what did not? What challenges are you aware of with this way of studying? What challenges, if any, have you personally faced with online learning?
Please tell us about any experience you have of working with young people. Why do you want to work with young people?
Please tell us about something you have achieved during 2020 of which you are particularly proud.
We will review your application against the selection criteria. Is there anything else you would like to add, whether from your university experience or other extra-curricular activities, to show how you meet the selection criteria?
Upload Files
Please upload your curriculum vitae here. To upload, please 'Choose File' then click 'Upload'.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please upload your transcript here. Unofficial copies are acceptable. To upload, please 'Choose File' then click 'Upload'.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

If you are a first-year undergraduate who has not yet received a transcript, please upload a list of the courses you have taken and any grades/scores received.

We are not able to process transcripts which are labelled "Secure". If your transcript is in this encrypted format, please send us a scan or screen shot as a PDF. Thank you.

For example: from a mailing; from a tutor; from the University of Oxford or another university site; from a maths Olympiad/contest; from a PROMYS alumnus; etc. Please be specific.

I confirm that the information I have given is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate.

I understand and give my consent that the data collected from PROMYS Europe Connect application materials, from the selection process and over the course of the programme, is used to enable my participation in the PROMYS Europe Connect programme, and is held securely by the PROMYS Europe partnership, in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. The data will be retained only for as long as is necessary to facilitate these purposes, except where I give consent to keep it for longer. The data may also be used as the basis for the publication of fully anonymised statistics or reports.

PROMYS Europe is a partnership between the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI); the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute; Wadham College, University of Oxford; and PROMYS Europe's parent programme: PROMYS at Boston University, USA.

Enter name.

After clicking the "Submit" button, you will see a confirmation page. If you do not, please check for error messages in your application (such as a required field which has not been completed). If an error message is generated, it may also be necessary to re-upload your CV and transcript.  After making any necessary adjustments, please click the "Submit" button again.

After submission, you will automatically be sent a confirmation email with a copy of your responses. If you do not receive this email within an hour, please contact admin@promys-europe.org .

Please note that an application will not be considered until we have received all parts: application (including CV and transcript) and two letters of recommendation.

We look forward to reviewing your application to PROMYS Europe Connect.