Fees and Registration


The participation fees cover the hospitality expenses of the delegations (food, accommodation, excursions, and IPhO transports) from Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 16:00 UTC+1 to Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 10:00 UTC+1


The IPhO 2018 Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 22, 2018, in the morning. The Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in the afternoon, and will be followed by a farewell dinner. 


Delegations are expected to arrive at Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon (IATA code: LIS, ICAO code: LPPT). This will be the only official port of arrival. Transportation from/to the airport to/from the hotels will be provided by the IPhO 2018 organisation. Delegations entering Portugal at any other point of entry will have to take care of their own transportation to the official hotels or to the official airport. 


The Leaders of the participating countries must ensure that their government/sponsor covers the cost of return travel to the location of the competition for the entire delegation and the Health & Travel insurance for the period of the competition.


All fees are due in Euro (EUR) and should be paid preferably by bank transfer. The fees for delegations completing the registration before March 15, 2018 are:


  • Regular delegation (5 students, 2 leaders): EUR 3500
  • Smaller size delegation (<5 students and/or <2 leaders): EUR 500 per participant
  • Observer: EUR 1800
  • Visitor: EUR 2000
  • A few single rooms will be available on request for an additional fee of EUR 750 per person


Please note that these rates are our early-bird-fees, available for all who register their delegation until March 15, 2018. The registration platform will be online on February 1, 2018. In the meanwhile, we will send formal invitation letters to all delegations that have pre-registered. By March 15, 2018, we will need the number of persons participating in IPhO 2018. On this date the number of students, leaders, observers and visitors that the delegation has introduced will be stored and the platform will be changed to late-registration mode. Registrations after March 15, 2018, as well as any changes to this number of participating persons will result in an extra fee of EUR 100 per person. The amount of your fees depends on the date of registration, not on the date of payment. Names and further information can be introduced later with no penalty.