- Established since: 2005
- Website: Official website
- Website language: Spanish
Dr. Javier Fernández-Portal Díaz del Río
Asociación Olimpiada Española de Biología
Departamento de Biología. UPGC. Edificio ciencias básicas. Campus Tarife.
35017, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Olympiad is organized by the Asociación Olimpiada Española de Biología, under the support of the Ministry of education.
We have a regional round and a national round.
The first round is held separately in each of the Spanish regions (Comunidades Autónomas). Altogether the number of students that participate is estimated around 20000.
There is a theoretical test of around 50 to 100 questions, and in some regions like Madrid, Cataluña or Valencia, there is also a practical one.
In the national round there are 2 theory papers and 4 practical.
The 8 winners get a 5 days preparatory course at some Spanish university.
They get an exam of a past IBO, and receive some classes prepared by university professors.
They get a medal and some economic reward. Some universities also offer them free fees in the first year.
Students that finish the baccalaureate the present year.
3 to 5.
There is a webpage. And in every region the promotion works in a different way.
There is media coverage specially in regions but it is very difficult to appear in the news in national newspapers or in main cities.