44th International Chemistry Olympiad

July 21-30, 2012 • Washington, DC • United States of America


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Application procedure for incoming countries

Requests for a country to participate in the International Chemistry Olympiad are considered by the Steering Committee at their December meeting. Applications must be received by November 30, 2011.

Any country wishing to be considered should read Regulations and Information for Mentors very carefully and complete the New Countries Questionnaire (Application). The questionnaire should be returned to the Organizing Committee of the host country.

Please note that it is most important that your delegation is approved and supported at a national level. The questionnaire must be completed with the official approval of a government or education minister or the organizers of the National Competition.

Once your application has been accepted you will need to send a team of observers for two consecutive years before your students can participate in the competition the following year.

During the two observing years, observers are responsible for:

  • Travel costs to the International Chemistry Olympiad Competition
  • Standard Observer fee set by the Organizing Committee of the host country and their medical insurance for the journey to/from the organizing country
  • Accommodations

Individual participants are not able to take part in the International Chemistry Olympiad, only teams chosen through a National Chemistry Olympiad competition may be invited to compete.

Complete the New Countries Questionnaire (Application)