South Korea

„Korean Biology Olympiad“

South Korea
  • Established since: 1997
  • Website: Official website
  • Website language: Korean (Korea, South)

Contact data

Country coordinator

Prof. Jae Geun Kim

Hosting institution

Korea Biology Olympiad
1 Gwanak-ro, Building 13, Rm 221
08826, Seoul
South Korea


Appointing institution

Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity

602 Seonreung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06097, South Korea

Organization & structure

Korea Biology Olympiad(KBO) is the organizer of 3 rounds of Korea Biology Olympiad competition. Only students enrolled in regular high schools are eligible to participate the competition. In February and March, official letters are sent to schools across the country to guide students to participate it. KBO conducts education and evaluation at the same time. Participants must complete four distance education sessions in April to May, June to July, August, and September to November. Distance education is conducted online. Students listen to college-level biology in a video and solve the given problems and submit them as an assignment. Students who do not faithfully submit assignments for each distance education session are left out. There are 3 rounds of selection tests: in August, December, and February of the following year. Students solve multiple-choice problems each time. Experimental evaluation is added to the 3rd selection test.

Number of students in first round

About 200.


The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounds are all evaluated as multiple choice questions. The 3rd round also contains practical test.


Students take extra study and training at the university for about a week.

Study materials

University text books such as Campbell Biology or Life.

Awards & prizes

We give NBO winners only certificates.


Type of students

Regular high school students.

School year


Biology hours/week

1-2 hours/week

Hours of Classes/week

about 30 hours/week

Public Relations


Letters, posters, homepages

Promotion contact

Korea Biology Olympiad

Statistics over the years
  • 2022: 186 students from 41 schools (100% of eligible schools)
Media coverage

Mostly newspapers


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