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What are the Australian Science Olympiads?

The ultimate challenge for science students

The Australian Science Olympiads are a national program for top performing secondary science students that culminate in the International Science Olympiads.

The program is a rewarding opportunity for year 10 and 11 students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating residential programs and international competitions.

There are three stages to the Australian Science Olympiads.

Stage 1: Australian Science Olympiad Exams

The Australian Science Olympiad Exams are designed to select the top students to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School and are the first step in being selected to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiads.

Stage 2: Australian Science Olympiads Summer School

Based on their performance in the Australian Science Olympiad Exams, around 100 students are invited to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School.

Stage 3: International Science Olympiads

Based on their performance at the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School, 17 students are invited to represent Australia at one of the International Science Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Physics.