New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

386 registrations for this year's Entrance Exam have been received. We wish you all the best for the exam and look forward to meeting you online in the tutorial programme if you are selected.

CONGRATULATIONS - The NZ team is on the way home. Carlos was Highly Commended, Sophia won a Bronze medal, and Zi Lin and Anneke are bringing home Silver. We are all so proud of them all.

The team is Sophia Bebelman from Sancta Maria College, Anneke Cummack, Diocesan School for Girls, Carlos Mendonca from Onslow College and Zi Lin Wang from Macleans College. I know that they will represent New Zealand with pride and passion. The team leaders are: Michelle Isbister, Hauraki Plains College, Dr Heather Meikle, Palmerston North Girls' High School; and Dr Angela Sharples, Murupara Area School.

In 2020 we will be competing at the 31st International Biology Olympiad in Nagasaki, Japan. Registration for the 2019-20 programme is now open. Click here to register for the 2019-20 Entrance exam.

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.

Latest News


Hungary Happiness

The Medal ceremony has concluded and the team is on its way back to New Zealand. We are all so proud of them. They are phenomenal. All were awarded prizes; Carlos was Highly Commended, Sophia got a Bronze medal and Zi Lin and Anneke won Silver Medals.

IBO 2019 Day 2 video

The Day 2 video of the IBO has been posted. The New Zealand team pop up in this one!

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