Over 14,500 global participants with a passion for astronomy, physics and mathematics
Open to high school students from around the world, competing on the same stage
Inspiring Chinese students to explore the universe and giving them an edge in their applications to top universities
Promotion system: Pre-Final Round, Final Round
Winners of the Final Round will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship from the committee
Pre-final round Date：May 2024
Final round Date：June 2024 (TBD)
International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) is organised by the German Edu.Harbour committee and more than 14,500 students worldwide have taken part in this challenge. IAAC is a progressive
challenge: Pre-Final Round → Final Round, where participants can receive awards, certificates, cash prizes and global recognition.
Students do not need a deep knowledge of astronomy, IAAC aims to help students develop an interest in science and encourage them to pursue future careers in scientific fields that are vital to the future of humanity!
In 2023, the German Edu.Harbour Committee and ASDAN China Limited are cooperating to introduce International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) to high-achieving high school students in China.
IAAC (Pre-Final Round) Rules
Grade 10-12 (below 18 years old)
Part A: 5 astronomy problems vary in topic, difficulty, and subject. Each of the problems can give you up to 5 points and there are 25 points in total.
Part B: 6 problems, 2 basic problems (four points), 2 advanced problems (six points), 2 research problems (eight points), 36 points in total.
All participants receive participation certificates. (After advancing to the Final Round, all students will receive Global Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a 1:2:3 ratio)
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IAAC (Final Round) Rules
June 2024 (TBD)
Qualified students from Pre-Final Round
20 multiple-choice questions. Finalists have 60 seconds for each question! To every question there are four possible answers given (only one is correct). A correct answer equals one point.
All students will receive Global Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a 1:2:3 ratio
• 1st Prize: 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
• 2nd Prize: 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
• 3rd Prize: 50 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate
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