OLGENAS International geolympiad



Yogyakarta as venue

OLGENAS International Geolympiad 2023 will be held in the Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta has been known as a home for students. More than 20% of Yogyakarta’s population is a student who comes from various cities in Indonesia. There are more than 130 universities in this city with a very good education system quality across the country.  Universitas Gadjah Mada is one of the oldest and the top university in Indonesia. It’s also well-known that Yogyakarta is a city of culture and tourism. There are a lot of tourist destinations that you shouldn’t be missed when you come to Yogyakarta. It has a long coastline start from Gunungkidul, Bantul, and Kulon Progo.The sandy beach with a clear blue ocean such as Pantai Sundak, Pantai Wedi Ombo, and Pantai Watu Kodok should be on your destination list. Also, you can’t miss the beauty of Queen Of The South, Pantai Parangtritis and it’s famous sand dunes. If you like something more extreme, you can visit Pantai Timang and try the gondola across the sea under your feet.

As a city of culture, you can find so many cultural and historical sites in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta, historically, was nodal for a lot of great empires such as Mataram Kuno and Mataram Islam. You can still see the remains until today. One of the most well-known historical sites in Yogyakarta is Candi Prambanan, the most glorious Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. You can also visit Keraton Yogyakarta which is a palace for the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat empire that was built in 1755. It’s located in the center of the city and near the famous road Malioboro. Not only cultural and historical site visiting, you can also attend a lot of art festivals such as Sendratari Ramayana, Museum Affandi, and Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta. There are a lot of reasons why you should come to Yogyakarta once in your life. And we’re ready to welcome you in OLGENAS International Geolympiad 2023.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)


  • Is it allowed for students in grade 12th and 19th to join the competition?

Yes, with approval from the school

  • Will this year’s OLGENAS be carried out in full offline?

Yes, OLGENAS 2023 activities will be held offline.

  • What to prepare for OLGENAS Offline?

Participants come in good condition and already read the Guidebook.

  • For how long will OLGENAS 2023 be held? 

Olgenas International Geolympiad 2023 for Junior High School will be held on 16th – 17th of January 2023  and will be followed by the Senior High School level on 18th – 20th January 2023.

  • What are the activities of OLGENAS International Geolympiad 2023?

There will be various sub-test for each educational level. Further details of the sub-olympiad are already well-written on our guidebook which can be accessed on our website.

  • What language will be used throughout the olympiad?

All activities for Senior High school level are expected to be delivered in English. Whereas the language that will be used for Junior High School level is bilingual (Bahasa – English).

  • Is it allowed to join the competition if I already joined last year’s OLGENAS?

Yes, but kindly pay attention since there might be several changes in regulation for OLGENAS 2023 which will be held offline.

  • Is it okay for a school to send more than two teams?

Each school can only send a maximum of two teams for SHS and there are no limit teams for JHS.

  • Is it okay for the composition of one team to come from different schools?

As it inline with our guideline, team members must be from the same school.

  • How can I register my team for OLGENAS 2023?

Please kindly check our website on https://https://olgenas.geo.ugm.ac.id/. Make sure to thoroughly read all the recruitment on the guidebook.

  • Are there any specific requirements in OLGENAS 2023?

Please kindly check our website on https://olgenas.geo.ugm.ac.id and read OLGENAS 2023 Guidebook

  • Are teachers required to participate in the OLGENAS International Geolympiad 2023?

Yes, because there will be activities that MUST be attended by accompanying teachers in the OLGENAS 2023. The guidebook for supervising teacher will be released soon!

  • How much is the registration fee for the international team?

The registration fee for International Senior High School level is USD 70. The payment can be done via PayPal at lukmandaputriindira@gmail.com or at link https://www.paypal.me/LukmandaIndiraPutri

  • How much is the registration fee for the local team?

The registration fee for each team is 745.000.00 IDR for Indonesian Senior High School level and 630.000,00 IDR for Indonesian Junior High School. The payment can be done through bank transfer with Bank Account Number: 1464763558 (Bank BNI) on behalf of Bank BNI a.n. Lukmanda Indira Putri.

  • Is the accommodation fee separate from the registration fee?

The registration fee does not include accommodation fee. Yet, we facilitate/provide participant the hotel accommodation (optional)

  • Is there any kind of accommodation package we can choose?

We only provide one package of accomodation. However, this accomodation package are not mandatory for the participant (optional)

  • How much is the accommodation fee?

The information about prices and accommodation can be check on https://ungu.in/AkomodasiTransportasiOLGENAS for local team and https://ungu.in/AkomodasiTransportasiOLGENAS23 for international team

  • Is it allowed for a team to submit two papers with different topics?

One team is only allowed to submit one paper. In case you are interested in submitting two different papers then you have to be in two different teams. Note that you are allowed to be the captain only for one team.

  • What language is used for the OLGENAS Scientific Paper Competition 2023?

Abstract and full paper must be submitted in Bahasa Indonesia only.

  • Who can join the OLGENAS Scientific Paper Competition 2023?

Scientific Paper Competition 2023 is open for all active Diploma (D3/D4) and Undergraduate (S1) students in Indonesia.

  • How do I know if my abstract was submitted properly?

You are required to confirm your abstract submission to the contact person mentioned in the Guidebook. As for the full paper submission, you don’t need to do any confirmation related to the submission.

  • I am a postgraduate student; can I enter this competition?

Unfortunately, no. Only entries from active Diploma (D3/D4) and Undergraduate (S1) students in Indonesia are accepted.

  • Will you check for plagiarism?

All submissions will be checked for plagiarism. Your submission should be your original work that has not been published before and is not currently being submitted into another competition.


Gadjah Mada University

Sekip Utara, Sinduadi, Mlati, Sleman,
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia