Who are we?

SRS is a summer research school for high achieving teenagers, with a pronounced interest in the fields of mathematics, informatics and ICT. It combines the best practices from leading programs for high school students in the field such as RSI (organized by CEE and MIT) with the unique opportunities of a dynamic small-scale learning environment.

High School Students Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

High School Students Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (HSSIMI) identifies school students with inclination for doing research in mathematics and informatics and takes care for their development by organizing every year two conference-type contests (in January and April) and a Summer Research School (in August).

Who is eligible?

High school students aged 15 to 19 who have not yet completed their secondary education may apply for the program.

How to apply?

The online application form is now available and will be open until April 30th, 2019.

Program costs

The complete participation fee is 980 EUR. It covers accommodation, meals, tuition fees for the entire duration of the school. It does not cover travel expenses to and from Bulgaria, medical insurance, out-of-pocket expenses, accommodation for extra nights, etc.

Contact us for financial support options.

Scientific aspects 

The students will work with scientific mentors, traditionally stemming from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and guests from international research universities in the fields of mathematics and informatics.

Each student will focus on a personal research topic, coming from challenging but viable field such as Combinatorics, Number Theory, Algebra, Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Modeling and others.

The program includes lectures on advanced scientific problems and modern technologies, meetings with representatives of the industry and different academic institutions, soft skills training and discussions on important issues such as ethics in science, responsible research and innovation.


During its eighteen years of existence, the High School Student Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (HSSIMI) has formed an extensive alumni network, with numerous young researchers and ICT professionals, currently studying and graduating from the highest ranking research universities (MIT, Princeton, Oxford, MGU, Harvard, etc.). Many of them now return in the capacity of mentors, continuing to support the mission of the institute and other internationally-recognized research programs, such as RSI, SRSI, PROMYS, and others.

9 alumni ranked among the “Top 5” student researchers at RSI

5 alumni with Intel ISEF awards in the last two years

6 alumni with EUCYS awards in the last four years

~15% of the participants accepted in the Ivy League, MIT and “Oxbridge”.


This year the school will be hosted by the American University in Bulgaria, Bagoevgrad, a vibrant student town in the picturesque Southwestern part of Bulgaria. The region abounds in natural beauty and tourist attractions such as the Rila Monastery, the ski resort of Bansko, the spa town of Sandanski, and the Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountain. The town is famous for its 19th century architecture, pedestrian café-lined downtown, and overall welcoming atmosphere. With over 20 per cent of the population being university students, Blagoevgrad is a true university town – youthful and fun.

AUBG offers accommodation in a campus located in a green park area. Residence facilities are equipped with study areas, TV lounges, and fitness equipment. Also on campus is the 10,000 square meter America for Bulgaria Student Center with state–of–the–art kitchen and dining facilities, including a café and terrace overlooking the campus. The center includes a multi–sport arena with adjustable seating, an elevated running track and a modern fitness center with locker room facilities. Students will have free access to Internet in the residence halls and at wireless “hot spots” across campus.

The SRS  program includes several leisure and cultural activities, e.g. barbecue night, talent night, trips.