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The Summer Math Program for Young Scholars Program at NYU’s Center for Mathematical Talent is an intensive 3-week long summer course for high school students, grades 9-11. The program provides a mathematically rich environment to students interested in math, and is designed to help them explore and navigate academic and professional careers in the mathematical sciences. 

Through classes and collaborative and independent course work, students explore college-level mathematical concepts, including number theory, graph theory, topology and computer science. Accelerate your math skills this summer, prepare for college, and connect with students from around the world at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be high school students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have a demonstrated interest in mathematics and a good academic standing (math grades B- or higher). 

To apply, fill out the online Summer Math Program for Young Scholars Application Creation Form. On this form, you will be asked to provide some basic information such as name, date of birth, and email, in order to create their account in our application system.

Once you submit the application form, you will receive an email with a temporary PIN and instructions for finalizing your account setup. Once your account is set up, you will login to complete the application, which includes a short essay response, and uploads of your high school transcript and a letter of recommendation.

Who You'll Study With

Areas of Study

  • Number Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Topology
  • Computer Science

Student Life

Students attend lectures led by Courant faculty and graduate students, followed by problem sessions during which students work collaboratively in groups to tackle math problems related to the lecture. 

Each week, students participate in a mathematical games and puzzle-solving session, during which they can apply the theories they’ve learned and develop their skills in problem solving. At the end of each day, faculty and guest speakers give talks on topics that focus on how math is used in a wide range of scientific and other professional fields. Topics also include the college admissions process and transitioning to college life to help students prepare for the next big step on their academic journey.

Students also spend a day on a group field trip to the  National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

The Summer Math Program for Young Scholars is a commuter program and does not offer on-campus housing to students.


Program Dates
August 9 - 27

$1300 (financial aid and scholarships are available)


Application Deadline
June 24

Summer 2023 Application Coming Soon