The first round for this year's Geography Olympiad takes place from 3-16 May 2023. The exam window has closed. Be sure to check back next year.
How it works
The national competition and qualification for the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) involves two qualification rounds and a summer camp: 1. Preliminary round, 2. Swiss final.
First Round: Online Exam
is conducted online and independently by each school. The examination lasts 30 minutes and consist of 30 to 40 English multiple-choice questions from all areas of geography.
Supervision during the preliminary round is organized by the schools themselves. Participants need an internet-capable device (i.e. desktop computer, tablet, smartphone) for this.
Summer Camp and Swiss Final
The best 20 students of the first online exam who meet the conditions for participation will be invited to a camp week and the Swiss final, where the best four students representing Switzerland at the iGeo2024 will be chosen.
The camp week will take place from 28th August to 1st September 2023.
Who can participate?
The qualification is open for pupils that:
• are at least 15 years old but not older than 18 years on the 30th of June 2023 and
• attend a school (not higher than secondary level) in Switzerland until the summer 2024 throughout the whole period from the preliminary round (May 2023) to the iGeo in August 2024
• and have not taken part two times at an iGeo
Do you need specific assistance for your participation due to a physical or psychological impairment, handicap or chronic illness? Find out more about how we can support your participation here and get in touch with us. We will do our best to ensure that everyone can participate fairly.
We are open to participants and volunteers who are looking for advice. We take your complaints and reports seriously and treat them confidentially.