Feb 14, 2019

The UK Chemistry Olympiad

  • Crimson Education
  • Worldwide, China
Multiple Competition


The UK Chemistry Olympiad (UKChO) is hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The RSC, with headquarters in London and Cambridge, is one of the world's most influential chemistry organisations. With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business, they are the UK's professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing their members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

The problems in the UK Chemistry Olympiad often stimulate a lot of debate, raising awareness of what chemistry is all about. It provides a great opportunity for the students to develop and showcase some of the skills they'll need in university and beyond.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




(Grade boundaries for each award are set according to performance by students from UK. Typically, 60-65% of entrants in the UK gain at least a Bronze certificate, with the top 7-8% of UK entrants achieving Gold. Scores from competitors in China will receive awards according to these grade boundaries. In 2018, more than 20% of participants from China received a Gold award, and over 80% received at least a Bronze award.)

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Chemistry knowledge

Time Commitment


Approximately 5 analysis problems, each problem consists of 3-10 question parts in 120 minutes

Application Deadline

Applications for 2020 have closed. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Online registration