The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is an association that organizes a yearly Biology competition for secondary school students, who are winners of their respective National Biology Olympiad.
Skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested. A large interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary.
In bringing together gifted students, the IBO competition seeks to challenge and stimulate these students to expand their talents and further their career as scientists.
Young people under the age of 20 gather from over the world in an open and friendly environment; there are currently more than 70 participating countries across five continents. All participating countries are represented by four winners from their own National Biology Olympiad to the IBO, usually accompanied by two adults who also act as members of the international jury for the duration of the competition.
For more information visit the official website here.
Highly competitive selection process.
Students are typically top biology students and chosen via multiple rounds of competitions to represent their country in national teams.
Travel and accommodation to the hosting country for the international final competition.
Comprehensive knowledge in biology and science required.
Significant time commitments to study Biology and train for practicals.
Teachers can register students online here