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Math Major Opportunities

Students should refer to The American Mathematical Society site for undergraduate opportunities of all kinds—graduate school and employment information, summer programs, semester programs in the US and abroad, clubs, conferences and competitions.

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Summer Programs

MIT Mathematics Majors have a number of math-centric summer activities available.

  • SPUR - MIT Mathematics Department Summer Program on Undergraduate Research
  • There is a wide range of other "Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Research Programs," many supported by the NSF, and of summer internships with mathematical content. See the American Mathematical Society site for a listing.
  • PROMYS - work as a counselor for a high school mathematics program at BU
  • UROP - Summer is also a good time to think about doing a UROP

Math Undergraduate Clubs

Competitions

International Study

Math majors can go abroad for international study. Please browse our list of programs and their appication deadlines.

Scholarships

Deadlines vary by program. The Global Education Office has information on its scholarship website and offers advice on applications. Although not listed on the website, the Global Education Office carries a list of fellowship programs that are available for foreign nationals too.

Departmental Travel Funds

There are limited department funds available to support travel expenses of math majors. These are primarily intended for travel to conferences in which the student is participating actively (such as, presenting a paper). To apply, email Debbie Bower (debbie@math.mit.edu). The application should include a paragraph explaining the details of the request (as a minimum, the conference name and location, expected cost of trip, and nature of the student's participation). Support from a faculty member is essential for a successful request.