Physics Unlimited Explorer Competition


An open-ended exploration organized by Physics Unlimited

Contents are related to forefront of modern research

Improve students' logical thinking skills

An international competition with global ranking

Beneficial for applying science majors in top universities

Date:June. 2024 (TBD)


Physics Unlimited Explorer Competition (PUEC) is an physics explorer competition for all high school students, organized by Physics Unlimited. Every year, thousands of high school students worldwide form teams and compete by responding to an open-ended research-based assignment containing questions inspired by groundbreaking discoveries in physics, and submit their research works in the form of a report within a four-week period. Offcial website:





June. 2024 (TBD)


2 weeks


High school students


2-6 persons / per team (one team could consist of students from different schools)


Students participating in the competition may only correspond with members of their team. Absolutely and unequivocally, no other form of human correspondence is allowed. Participating students are barred from posting content or asking questions related to the exam on the internet,and moreover, they are unequivocally barred from seeking the solution to any of the exams’ parts from the internet or another resource.Students are allowed to use Computational Software, e.g. Mathematica ,Matlab, Python, whenever they deem it appropriate.Of course, teams must clearly indicate that they have used such software. Additionally, the judges reserve to right to deduct points for the use of computational software where the solution may be obtained simply otherwise.


All submissions, regardless of formatting, should include a cover page listing the title of the work, the date, and electronic or scanned signatures of all team participants.The work must be submitted as a single PDF document with the “.pdf” extension.we recommend that teams use a typesetting language (e.g. LATEX) or a wordprocessing program . Handwritten solutions are allowed, but we reserve the right to refuse grading of any portion of a team’s submission in the case that the writing or solution is illegible.All teams must submit their solutions by emailing.


Global Awards (Unified global ranking)

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place
  • Honorable Mention

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship







Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:



Includes the exam,grading, proctor fee, past-papers and certificates etc. (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

Registration Deadline

Subject to notice of Physics Unlimited

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Refund policy
If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.
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