Our primary goal is to foster students’ enthusiasm for chemistry and to connect like-minded people. We need your help! As a teacher you can help us by motivating, informing and coaching your students. We need you to encourage talented students to participate – either your entire class or individual students.
When can you register?
Registration for the 2023/2024 Olympiad will be open in August 2023.
How to register?
You register yourself and your class online for the competition. The students write the test online or on paper. Registration for the 2023/2024 Olympiad will be open in August 2023.
How long does the test take?
The multiple-choice test takes 40 minutes and can be solved online or on paper. Here you can find old exams for comparision.
Find here some useful content for your lessons: Experiments, exam questions, references, scripts, tips and tricks and much more.
If you would like to take the test in paper form, you can download it here. Answer sheets and teacher's sheets were sent out in the mailing.
Please note that the teacher's sheets are personalized and should not be shared within departments. The associated answer sheets are linked with a QR code. Please copy your answer sheets in the required numbers for all participants in your class(es).
If you would like to perform the exam in paper form and have not received any personalized teacher's sheet with answer sheets or have not received enough, please contact us here.
Please send the completed teacher's sheet and answer sheets of your participants to the following address:
Thank you very much for your support!
What are the different steps of the competition?
The competition is divided into three rounds. Details of the individual rounds can be found here.
What are the requirements for participants?
Be enrolled at a Swiss or Liechtenstein school.
Not yet enrolled at university or a university of applied sciences.
There is no age limit for the 1st round. For the 2nd round onwards students must be born no earlier than 1st July 2003
Which level is required to participate in the Chemistry Olympiad?
Participation is recommended for pupils who have already attended 1-2 years of chemistry lessons at secondary level II. However, participation in the Chemistry Olympiad is open to all interested and motivated young people.
How can I prepare my students for the competition?
No preparation is necessary for the first round.
If you wish to get an idea of the level, you can find exams from previous years here.
Can students with an impairment participate?
Our goal is to enable all young people to participate as fairly and barrier-free as possible. Pupils with a physical impairment, disability or chronic illness should also benefit from our educational program and receive the best possible support. We ask you or the affected pupil to contact us in order to work out an individual solution.
How much does it cost to participate?
The participation is free of charge. Throughout the competition, the olympiad covers all necessary expenses for students. This includes travel costs by public transport (2nd class), food, and accommodation.