Register for the Chemistry Olympiad

Are you fascinated by chemistry? Then show us your skills at the Chemistry Olympiad! You can solve the first round until 27 October 2019.

After the first round at your school or at home, the best 60 students from Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein will meet for an an exciting weekend at the University of Basel and the central examination at the University of Bern. If you make it to the final, you can expect further preparations at EPF Lausanne and the University of Zurich as well as an eventful final round in the laboratories of ETH Zurich. Secure your place there for the International Chemistry Olympiad 2020 in Istanbul!


Solve the Test

You can easily solve the first round of the Chemistry Olympiad online. It lasts 40 minutes and consists of multiple-choice questions. The closing date for entries is 27 October 2019. If you like, you can prepare yourself with old exams from our archive.


Structure and Agenda

Learn more about the structure of the Olympiad and about the important dates.



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Solution Scent Molecules

Cinnamaldehyde (top left), cuminaldehyde (top right), vanillin (bottom left), safranal (bottom right)

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