Feb 28, 2019

Korean Earth Science Olympiad (KESO)

  • Crimson Education
  • (1) Second: Chungnam National University, Korea (2) Third, Final: Korea National University of Education, Korea
Multiple Competition


The KESO (Korean Earth Science Olympiad) tests students abilities in these fields, according to grade level and above. It's main goal is to encourage students to use and develop their knowledge in the study of earth science, identify young talents, encourage teachers to improve their classes, integrate students from different schools. Top qualifiers can go on to 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) Middle School division: Middle school student 3rd grade (2) High school division A: Normal high school students (1st, 2nd grade, senior excluded) (3) High school division B: Science high schools (1, 2nd grade, senior excluded)



First, the applicants are evaluated through their school transcript (90% of applicants are selected). Among the selected students, they take a test related to earth science (80 spots). Those who passed the second evaluation and attended education sessions take another test to select 30 people. The final selection process include a test and interview to pick 4 representatives. They attend the international rounds.

Participation Cost


There is no application fee (Everything is funded)

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Need great amount of knowledge in Earth Science to be selected as a candidate and participate in international round. It is not unusual for university level earth science 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. submitting application form(on website), school transcript (either online or mail)