New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

ENTRANCE EXAM CHANGE OF DATE - as a result of the current COVID-19 alert levels the Entrance Exam will now be sat on the 2nd of September

Registration yesterday and NO late registrations can be accepted. In 2021 we will be competing at the 32nd International Biology Olympiad in Lisbon, Portugal.

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


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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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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