Dear Colleague,
We have the honor of being the host of the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2019, which will take place on July 7-15, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The IPhO 2019 is organized in collaboration with the Israeli Minister of Education and Tel Aviv University and we would like to thank you for confirming participation in IPhO 2019.
Towards this important event, we are happy to share with you the logistic information that will help you to plan your trip.

Download First Circular IPhO Here

Preliminary Program

Date Time Leaders & Observers


Saturday, July 6th PM Arrival of early birds delegations, welcome at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to hotels
Sunday, July 7th AM Arrival of delegations, welcome at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to hotels and lunch
PM Opening Ceremony and dinner
Monday, July 8th All day Discussion and translation of theoretical exam (hotel) Tour & fun
Tuesday, July 9th AM Full day tour

Theoretical Exams

(Exams location)

PM Tour & fun
Wednesday, July 10th All day Review of experimental exams and discussion on medals threshold (hotel)

Tour & fun


Thursday, July 11th AM

Full day tour


Experimental Exams

(Exams location)

PM Tour & fun
Friday, July 12th All day Review of experimental exams and discussion on medals threshold (hotel) Tour & fun
Saturday, July 13th All day

Moderation day Evening: announcement of the winners

Group activities & fun

(Hotel area)

Sunday, July 14th AM Closing ceremony
PM Farewell party
Monday, July 15th All day Departure

Each participating country may send a delegation, normally consisting of five students (contestants) and two accompanying persons (delegation leaders) at most.
The contestants should be students of general or technical secondary schools in 2019. The age of the contestants should not exceed twenty years on June 30th, 2019.
The delegation leaders must be specialists in physics or physics teachers, capable of solving the problems of the competition. Each of them should be able to speak English.
Observers and visitors are welcome.

The organizer will provide and cover meals, accommodation, excursions and transportation during the Olympiad official dates.

Transportation. Ground transportation will be provided during the official events and include pick-up and drop-off at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

Accommodation for leaders, observers and visitors is based on two people per room. Should any of leaders, observers or visitors wish to have single occupancy accommodation; it will be subject to additional charge.
Accommodation for the students team is either one room with three students (same gender), or one room with two students (same gender).

The organizers will not cover personal medical travel insurance. Each delegation has to take care of insurance for the entire group.

2019 Olympiad website:
We are happy to share the official Olympiad website
The registration site will be available during March 2019. A Special note will be sent to all.

Visa: Visa application may be required depend on traveler’s origin. In case a visa is required, we recommend submitting the application ASAP. Please check for an Israel guide at
Organizer, upon request and registration, can provide an invitation letter.

Participation fee
As with previous Olympiads, a participation fee is required as follows:
Team, that includes up to 5 students and 2 leaders – 3500 EUR
Observers 1800 EUR per person
Visitors 2000 EUR per person
Staying in a separate room – 750 EUR

Payment Methods:
The preferably payment methods is to be made via bank transfer. All bank transfer payments must be completed before June 20, 2019.
Cash – payment by cash can be accepted upon arrival. A special desk will be available at the hotel.
You are kindly requested to bring accurate amount. A receipt will be provided on site.
Please note that all banking charges and commissions are to be borne by the participating delegations.

Bank transfer:
Beneficiary: Ministry of education – IPhO Israel 2019
Bank Name: Israel Postal Bank
Account Number (IBAN): IL350090010000000027939
EURO Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank Frankfurt
EURO Correspondent Bank Swift code: DEUTDEFF
Please indicate “IPhO2019 + name of country”

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
We look forward to your participation, and hope that you enjoy your stay in Tel Aviv.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Alexander Palevski
Chair of the Academic Committee

Dr. Eli Raz
Chair of the Organizing Committee