Application procedure for newly incoming in the International Chemistry Olympiad
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.
Requests for a country to come in are considered by the Steering Committee at their January meeting and so must be received by November.
Any country wishing to be considered should read the attached Regulations and Guidelines for Mentors very carefully and complete the IChO questionnaire. The questionnaire should be returned to the Organising 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 organisers 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 in the following year.
During the two observing years it will be necessary for the two observers to pay their travel costs to the IChO, the standard Observer fee set by the Organising Committee of the host country and their medical insurance for the journey to/from the organising country and the stay in the country.