The national competition and qualification for the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) involves two qualification rounds:


1. Preliminary round

2. Swiss final

Preliminary round

is conducted online and independently by each school. The examination lasts 20 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.

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 iGeo2022 will be chosen.

Conditions for participation

The qualification is open for pupils that:

•    are at least 15 years old but not older than 18 years on the 30th of June 2021 and
•    attend a school (not higher than secondary level) in Switzerland until the summer 2022 throughout the whole period from the preliminary round (May 2021) to the iGeo in August 2022
•    and have not taken part two times at an iGeo


The national prequalification will take place between the 6th and 12th May 2021, online as usual. Further information on the registration procedure will be available in April 2021 latest.