Dear friends, 

National School of Physics and Mathematics and the Republican Scientific-Practical Center “Daryn”, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, is pleased to invite you to participate in the 14th International Zhautykov Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IZhO). IZhO has been taking place annually since 2005 and has become one of the premiere international team olympiads in the world. Our mission is to develop international friendships among olympiad enthusiasts, promote the importance of STEM among school students and serve as a forum for cooperation and collaboration among specialized science, technology, physics-mathematics, and other magnet schools. 

Our next Olympiad will take place between 10-16 January, 2018 in the beautiful city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Students and teachers from specialized physics-mathematics schools, lyceums, gymnasiums and other STEM schools from around the world are invited to participate. The Olympiad involves team competition. Each team should consist of no more than 7 participants: 3 participants in Mathematics, 2 participants in Physics and 2 participants in Computer Science and 1 or 2 team leaders (a teacher of Math, Physics and Computer Science). A team leader should be able to speak any of the three official languages of the Olympiad: Kazakh, Russian or English. Each contestant is allowed to do the tasks in his/her native language. A fewer number of participants in each team as well as participation of several school teams from one particular country is acceptable. The Organizing Committee of the Olympiad has a right to limit the number of school teams representing one country or city. 

The results of the Olympiad are summed up in personal credit in each subject area and in team credit by total number of scores. The team’s rating is defined by individual results of the participants. The best school is awarded by diplomas and valuable presents. The participation fee for each participant and group leader is $100. The Organizing Committee bears the team expenditure on food and accommodation during the Olympiad period in Almaty. Travel expenditure is due to a guest country. 

We would ask you to send your application forms (pl. see the table attached) to the Organizing Committee not later than December 20, 2017 (in case you need a visa) and not later than December 28, 2017 (in case you do not need a visa).

Program of the Olympiad:

January 10 – arrival and registration of the participants

January 11 – till 2 p.m – arrival and registration

    4 p.m.  — Opening Ceremony

January 12 – 1-st Tour of the Olympiad

January 13 – 2-nd Tour of the Olympiad

January 14 – Coordination

January 15 – 4 p.m. Closing Ceremony

January 16 – departure

The Olympiad Organizing Committee:

The Republic of Kazakhstan, 050040, Almaty, Bukhar Zhyrau 36, National Physics Mathematics School

Tel/fax: +7-727-395-01-77,

Tel. +7-727-395-01-85, +7-727-395-01-83.

The school web-site:

The Olympiad web-site:

E-mail address:

The Olympiad Organizing Committee