Feb 23, 2019

International Young Physicists Tournament - Final

  • Crimson Education
  • Warsaw, Poland for the final, but globally entered
Competition Skill Building


The International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT), also referred to as “Physics World Cup”, is a team-oriented scientific competition among teams of three to five secondary school students. The participants present their solutions to scientific problems they have prepared over several months and then discuss their solutions with other teams. The roles of Reporter (Presentation), Opponent and Reviewer are graded by a jury consisting of international experts.

The Tournament has grown since its establishment in 1988, from a Soviet-based Russian-language competition, into one of the World’s largest and most prestigious international physics contests with nations from all regions of the World competing annually.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Students first compete in national rounds to form national teams, after which the tournament is very competitive

Participation Cost


Application cost, plus travel costs

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


A strong knowledge of physics is required

Time Commitment


The 17 problems are published a year before the competition so teams have this time to study, research, complete experiments, consult experts and so on to gain a broad understanding and prepare a structured report

Application Deadline

Deadline for 2nd round of registration: April 30 2020

Application Process Includes

In countries who currently compete, participants must succeed in a local or regional competition that selects the national team in order to attend the international IYPT event


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