New Zealand International Biology Olympiad

The Entrance Exam for the 2022-23 programme will be sat on Wednesday August 24th.

Registration closes on Thursday August 11th and NO late registrations can be accepted. The host country for the 34th International Biology Olympiad has yet to be confirmed.

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!

Important Dates

  •  Term 2 ends on 8th Jul 2022
  •  33rd International Biology Olympiad, Yerevan, Armenia on 10th Jul 2022
  •  Term 3 starts on 25th Jul 2022
  •  Online registration CLOSES on 11th Aug 2022
  •  National Entrance Exam on 24th Aug 2022
  •  2022-23 Tutorial Programme begins on 25th Sep 2022
  •  Term 4 starts on 30th Sep 2022
  •  Term 4 begins on 17th Oct 2022
  •  School year ends on 20th Dec 2022
  •  2023 school year begins on 30th Jan 2023
  •  Practical training camp selection exam on 8th Mar 2023
  •  Practical training camp – dates to be confirmed on 7th Apr 2023