Feb 28, 2019

Korean Mathematical Olympiad (KMO / IMO)

  • Crimson Education
  • Regional round: Seoul National University, Korea International Round: Bath, United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


The Korean Mathematical Olympiad has as its main goal to encourage students to use and develop their knowledge in mathematics, identify young talents, encourage teachers to improve their classes, integrate students from different schools, and promote social equality throughout knowledge. Students compete for medals with other young people in their same age group from around the nation. Those that qualify for top medals can go on and compete in regional and international competitions, representing Korea.

For more information please visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

(1) Euler Division: high school students (2) Gauss Division: anyone under 20(western age) that didn't receive university education



After online registration, applicants take a test composed of 20 questions. Selected students take the second round of test composed of 8 frq. The selected students attend the winter education session. Final KMO test is taken among who have qualified for second test or attended winter school. International round representatives are selected after two tests. For a month, potential representatives receive education. After selecting the six representative, they are given intense training and attend the international mathematical olympiad.

Each division is awarded gold, silver, bronze, participant award.

Participation Cost


Application fee: 50,000 WON (Costs for summer school, winter school, extra tests may be excluded)

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Need great amount of knowledge in mathematics to be selected as a candidate and participate in international round. It is not unusual for university level mathematics to be part of the test.

Time Commitment


The main process is four months. (But differs whether one is willing to pariticpate in all process or only some of them)

Application Deadline

TBA for 2020 due to postponement

Application Process Includes

1. online registration

2. fee payment