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General Information

Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in national and international science olympiads.

About the Program

The National Science Olympiads are organized in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology to encourage students attending high school (except for seniors) and 8th grade middle schoolers to engage in basic sciences, direct their studies, and contribute to their development in these fields.


8th grade middle schoolers can participate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology categories. National Middle School Science Olympiads are also organized for middle school students who want to take the exam in Mathematics and Computer Science sections. Students who achieve a certain level from the first stage exams are invited to the second stage exams held in Ankara by TÜBİTAK BİDEB. Moreover, in the summer months subsequent to the first stage exams, a Summer School Organization is arranged to prepare students for the second stage exams, where they will be trained by academics who are experts in their fields.


High School

Except for senior classes

Middle School

Students attending 8th grade

How Can I Apply?


How Can I Apply?

TÜBİTAK conducts the 2202 - Science Olympiads Program in accordance with the needs and priorities of our country, in order to create critically important and qualified human resources in basic and computer sciences. It is intended to encourage students to conduct work in these fields, to direct their studies, and to prepare them for the national and international olympiads. In this context, the Science Olympiad First Stage Exam is held in 81 cities, and in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Nicosia), in Computer Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Middle School Computer Science, and Middle School Mathematics.


Rules to be Followed

Students are obliged to follow the rules announced on our website before exams and training camps.


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You can apply from the website below.


Committee Chairs

Computer Science Branch Committee Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Tolga Can

Middle East Technical University
Faculty of Engineering


Biology Branch Committee Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Leyla Açık

Gazi University
Faculty of Sciences


Physics Branch Committee Chairperson

Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Hacı Ahmet Yıldırım

Sakarya University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Chemistry Branch Committee Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Arif Daştan

Atatürk University
Faculty of Sciences


Mathematics Branch Committee Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Azer Kerimov

İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University
Faculty of Sciences


Astronomy-Astrophysics Branch Committee Chairperson

Doç. Dr. Sinan Kaan Yerli

Middle East Technical University
Faculty of Science


Rules to be Followed


General Rules

Students are obliged to follow the rules announced on our website before exams and training camps.


Our students who represent our country with pride

certificate of honour

Our students have won 56 gold, 193 silver, 265 bronze medals and 50 honorary certificates since 1985 while representing Turkey in International Science Olympiads. We are proud of our students who gave pride to their country through the success they achieved in science.


Detailed statistics on Turkey's achievements at the International Science Olympiads

Frequently Asked Questions




Letters from you

My scientific research at Utah and Koç Universities are the most important factor in my accomplishment as the ranking first in biology in Turkey under the list of the world's most influential scientists published in PLOS Biology magazine in 2019 and 2020 — and in being the only scientist from Turkey to be included in this list in ecology and ornithology. Winning Turkey's first biology silver medal at the Utrech Biology Olympiads in 1993, which I went to thanks to the support of TÜBİTAK, was one of the most important motivations to start my biology career. I would like to thank TÜBİTAK and my country for supporting my scientific career since high school. I wish many more science olympiad medals for our youth.

Prof. Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu1993 International Biology Olympiad (IBO) - Silver Medal

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