Feb 26, 2019

Korean Young Physicists' Tournament (KYPT)

  • Crimson Education
  • DGIST - Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
General Advice from Admissions Experts Competition


The International Young Physicists’ Tournament is an annual physics competition where students respond to open-ended research problems that are published yearly in late July.

Students create and present solutions to their chosen experimental questions before defending their answers through "Physics Fights," sessions where three to four teams debate their proposed solutions at the national competition. IYPT Korea is the national edition of the competition for high school students that will determine who will be the students forming Korea's team attending the international stage of IYPT.

The competition aims to stimulate students' interest in physics as well as develop their autonomous and critical thinking, and encourages team work and investigative research.

For more information please visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

High School Students



Only 4 teams advance to the final rounds. The best team is awarded gold medal and the rest three teams are awarded silver medal. Those who advanced to the finals are qualified to register international round selection process. National representatives are selected after few assessments.

Participation Cost


There is no application fee (Students are provided dormitory and food during the competition)

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students must solve 14 of 17 problems given by IYPT. Qualifying phases.

Time Commitment


3 day event. Students have to prepare for the questions beforehand.

Application Process Includes

1. assembling a team

2. filling out and submitting forms

3. making a team introduction video in english (5 min video)