The Korean Astronomy and Astronautics Olympiad tests students abilities in these fields, according to grade level. It's main goal is to encourage students to use and develop their knowledge in the study of astronomy and astronautics, identify young talents, encourage teachers to improve their classes, integrate students from different schools. Top medalists can go on to compete in regional and international competitions, representing Korea.
For more information please visit the official website here.
The applicants are first evaluated online (Feb - April, 2018). The ones who have been selected (300 spots) are educated from (April - July). The selected students are invited for interview to pick 80 students who will be attending the second education session and winter school. The final representative process is evaluated by combining all grades. The ones who qualify are trained from April, 2019 - Oct, 2019.
There is no application fee (there is no announcement related to fee)
Need great amount of knowledge in astronomy to be selected as a candidate and participate in international round. It is not unusual for university level astronomy to be part of the test. Can participate in regular education as that does not have any selection process. Anyone who registered can participate.
The whole process is a year (a year and a half if participate in international rounds)
1. online registration
2. filling out required forms online
3. sending certain forms by printing them out and mailing