Feb 28, 2019

Korean Biology Olympiad (KBO / IBO)

  • Crimson Education
  • Korea National University of Education, Korea
Multiple Competition


The Korean Biology Olympiad has as its main goal to encourage students to use and develop their knowledge in biology, 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

High schoool students (17-18, seniors excluded)



2018 year: apply for regular education (Feb - Mar), 1st regular education(April - May, 5 weeks), ones who pass the test for 1st regular education attends 2nd Regular Education (June - July), ones who pass the test for 2nd test attends 3rd Regular Education(July - Aug), the ones who pass the 3rd test are considered for 1st potential representatives training session (1st, 2nd, 3rd test grade combined, 80 spots, 10 weeks) (Sep - Dec), The ones who pass the 1st training attend winter school in Dec, 2018. The ones who pass 2nd test (30 spots) can attend winter school during Feb 2019. The 3rd test(final test) chooses 4 people (combining all grades).

The selected 4 representatives are trained from March to July, 2019.

Participation Cost


There is no application fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Need great amount of knowledge in biology to be selected as a candidate and participate in international round. It is not unusual for university level biology 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. recommendation from school principal or biology/science teacher