New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

Our tutorial students are getting ready for the practical training camp selection exam on the 8th of March.

The 34th International Biology Olympiad will be held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from 3 - 12 July 2023.

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.

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Congratulations again to Sarah Ellis (St Peter’s School, Cambridge), Janet Guo (Hillcrest High School, Hamilton), Jacob Miller (Mount Albert Grammar School, Auckland), & Richard Li (Rangitoto College, Auckland) who have successfully earned their spots to represent New Zealand in Armenia at the 33rd IBO this July, following their outstanding performance at our recent NZIBO Team …

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Congratulations Anneke

Anneke Cummack (3rd from the left below) represented NZ at the IBO in Hungary in 2019, winning a Silver medal. At the recent prize for Diocesan School for Girls she was awarded top in Physics, top in English, top in Biology and Dux. Congratulations Anneke. Anneke also receives a University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship. …

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Important Dates

  •  Term 2 ends on 30th Jun 2023
  •  34th IBO in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates on 3rd Jul 2023
  •  Term 3 begins on 17th Jul 2023
  •  Final day for Entrance exam registration on 9th Aug 2023
  •  NZIBO Entrance Exam on 16th Aug 2023
  •  Term 3 ends on 22nd Sep 2023
  •  2023-24 Tutorial Programme begins on 24th Sep 2023
  •  Term 4 begins on 9th Oct 2023
  •  Scholarship Biology exam on 13th Nov 2023 2:00:pm
  •  NCEA Level 2 Biology exam on 23rd Nov 2023 9:30:am