Feb 28, 2019

Korean Chemistry Olympiad (KChO / IChO)

  • Crimson Education
  • Konkuk University, Korea
Multiple Competition


The Korean Chemistry Olympiad is a competitive event that happens once a year. Students awarded First places in the competition will receive a trophy and top 10 best students will be offered a Further Development and Excellence course in Chemistry, taught by post graduate teachers from the best universities in the country. Students who take part in this competition will also have the chance to develop their chemistry knowledge and be encouraged to maybe pursue an undergraduate degree in this field, as well as have the chance to qualify for international competitions.

For more information please visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

Korean high school students (seniors excluded)



There is two types of selection process: Summer and Winter school. There is three rounds of regular education where anyone who applies can participate. After the education, applicants register online and take a test. The ones who qualify have the opportunity to register for summer or winter school. International round selection process is taken sometime around winter school. 


Participation Cost


Application fee: 40,000 WON

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


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

Time Commitment


The whole process is a year (a year and a half if participate in international rounds)

Application Process Includes

1. online registration

2. fee payment