New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

Good luck for the Camp Selection Exam on Wednesday 28th February.

The 2017 NZIBO team performed outstandingly. Ben Zhang (Macleans College) won a Gold medal and Bianca Craill (Avondale College), Jim Li (St Peter’s College, Auckland), and Elinor Wang (Macleans College) all won Bronze medals. "We couldn't be prouder of them" said team leaders Dr Heather Meikle (Palmerston North Girls’ High School) and Dr Angela Sharples (NZIBO Chairperson, Murupara Area School). This could be you next year so remember the deadline for registration is 7th August 2017.

NZIBO fosters interest, participation, and excellence in biology through participation of secondary school students in the New Zealand Biology Olympiad Programme. The programme provides University level education in Biology to those students selected to participate in the online tutorial programme.

NZIBO ensures that the students who participate have the necessary knowledge to compete successfully at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) should they be selected to represent New Zealand at this prestigious international competition.

For more information, visit our Programme page.

To register for the 2018/19 programme, visit our NZIBO Registration page .

Latest News

Herald article about Science OlympiaNZ

A lovely article about Science OlympiaNZ which highlights the success of students in all the member organisations including NZIBO. A lovely photo of our gold medallist – Ben. Click here to read

Teacher scholar Michelle Isbister

What an experience! Before I applied for the scholarship, I did not really know anything about NZIBO. The camp let me learn so much and surrounded me with some fantastic people. During the camp I met such awesome people! Students who are going to be New Zealand’s shining biologists and doctors in the near future! …

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Important Dates

  •  29th IBO on 15th Jul 2018
  •  Registration for Entrance Exam CLOSES on 3rd Aug 2018
  •  National Entrance Exam for the 2018-19 NZIBO programme on 22nd Aug 2018
  •  Tutorial Programme begins on 26th Sep 2018
  •  Camp Selection Exam on 27th Feb 2019