Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What Is Copernicus Olympiad?

A: Copernicus Olympiad stands as a platform based in the United States, fostering global camaraderie amongst students while engaging them in educational competition.

Q2: How Many Disciplines Does The Copernicus Olympiad Have?

A: The Copernicus Olympiad has the following disciplines:  Natural Science Olympiad, Film Festival, Copernicus Entrepreneurship Olympiad, and Mathematics Olympiad.

Q3: How Is The Copernicus Olympiad Structured In Terms Of Rounds?

A: The Copernicus Olympiad unfolds through two pivotal rounds: the Preliminary Round followed by the distinguished Global Round.

Q4: Can Participants Directly Join The Global Round?

A: No, the Preliminary Round is a mandatory prerequisite, serving as the qualifying stage for participation in the prestigious Global Round.

Q5: What Score Is Requisite To Secure Qualification For The Global Round?

A: To attain eligibility for the Global Round, students must achieve a score of 40 points or higher.

Q6: How Many Questions Comprise The Preliminary Round?

A: The Preliminary Round comprises 25 multiple-choice questions.

Q7: What Is The Cost Of The Preliminary Round?

A: The cost of participation in the Preliminary Round is $20 USD.

Q8: “I Don’t Want To Participate In The Global Round. Can I Only Take The Preliminary Round?”

A: Yes! Copernicus Olympiad encourages students to make the choice that aligns with their preferences. Those opting for the Preliminary Round can claim medals and certificates based on their achievements.

Q9: Does The Copernicus Olympiad Provide Scholarship Opportunities?

A: While Copernicus Olympiad generously covers the participation fee for the Global Round winners in each category emerging from the Preliminary Round, it’s important to note that participants are responsible for covering expenses related to international flight tickets and visa fees.

Q10: Can Parents Accompany Participants To The Global Round?

A: Copernicus Olympiad extends a warm welcome to guests of contestants. It is essential, however, for these guests to provide their details in advance, ensuring proper arrangements can be thoughtfully made.

Q11: Can I Obtain A Refund If I Registered For The Preliminary Round But No Longer Wish To Take The Exam?

A: Once payment has been made for the application, it cannot be canceled, and refunds will not be provided.

Q12: What If I Miss The Registration Deadline; Is There Any Recourse For Taking The Exam?

A: The specific dates and deadlines for each Olympiad must be adhered to. No applications beyond the registration deadline will be accepted.

Q13: In Cases Where Candidates Achieve Identical Scores, How Is Priority Determined?

A: When two or more students achieve the same score, priority is accorded to the younger contestants. If the ages are identical, the time taken to complete the test becomes a factor for consideration.

Q14: Can I Take The Exam In A Language Other Than English If I’m Not Proficient In English?

A: The Copernicus Olympiad does not assess English language proficiency, allowing students to take the exam in languages other than English. Presently, exams are available in English, Azerbaijani, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If the participant count surpasses 300, applications for exams in additional languages may be entertained.

Q15: Are Certificates Awarded By The Copernicus Olympiad?

A: Yes, all participating students receive a Certificate of Participation, and a Certificate of Achievement is granted based on individual accomplishments.

Q16: How Are Gold, Silver, And Bronze Medals Distributed In Terms Of Percentages?

A: Gold Medals are awarded to the top 10%, Silver Medals to the following 11-30%, Bronze Medals to the succeeding 31-60%, and an Honorable Mention Certificate to those in the subsequent 61-75% range.

Q17: Does Copernicus Olympiad Offer Additional Tours Following The Competition?

A: Copernicus Olympiad provides Optional Tours for individuals desiring to extend their stay in the United States. Upon obtaining visas, students and guests must promptly inform the organization of their interest in the tour. Seats are limited, and priority is given on a first-applied, first-served basis.

Q18: Is It Possible To Apply For The Olympiad If There Is No Representative In Our Country?

A: Even in the absence of a partner organization in the applicant’s country of residence, students can directly register on the Copernicus Olympiad website, as the organization is committed to facilitating the process for all contestants.

Q19: What Is The Refund Policy If Our Visa Application Is Rejected?

A: While Copernicus Olympiad refunds the majority of the amount, a non-refundable fee of $150 USD per person is retained. Students and guests seeking a refund must complete the refund form and forward it to support@copernicusolympiad.us.

Q20: How Can We Reach The Copernicus Olympiad For Inquiries?

A: The preferred mode of communication at Copernicus Olympiad is email, guaranteeing responses to your queries within 48 hours of receiving your email.