Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC)

is a two-week residential program held annually in the Mediterranean capital which involves 132 young scientists aged between 16 and 18 years old from all over the world. The program was founded with the aim to stimulate scientific talent among high school students and encourage their enthusiasm to pursue scientific research and careers in science.

BIYSC will be held in Barcelona from July 5th to 16th 2021.

BIYSC covers a broad range of subjects across STEM fields. Different scientific and technological challenges are posed by international research centers based in Catalonia. Therefore, our participants will have the chance to choose a project that suits their interests and conduct hands-on and cutting-edge research.

A total of 5 challenges are outlined during all the BIYSC development.

Personal autonomy, self-confidence, and inspiration are some of the skills that students gain once the program ends, resulting in a life-changing experience. BIYSC also offers its participants new knowledge and abilities, which provide connections with a broader perspective.

BIYSC main objectives are to:

  • Inspire bright young scientists to apply their minds to multi-disciplinary research.
  • Engage young researchers to like-minded peers and eminent scientific leaders through close and personal interactive sessions.
  • Empower participants to pursue their research passions.
  • Challenge future scientists to drive their passion with attitude.

Apart from being an intellectually stimulating course, BIYSC is committed to provide the participants with a social program that will break continental and language barriers and allow friendships to be formed. 

BIYSC program highlights: 

  • Attending the Opening Ceremony in the UNESCO World Heritage Site La Pedrera (Casa Milà).
  • Working hands-on in a project within a research center of their choice.
  • Attending scientific lectures from leading scientists and participating in debates and discussions on the challenges scientists face today.
  • Visiting some of the top international research centers in Catalonia.
  • Doing sightseeing in Barcelona and surroundings, and taking part in social and networking activities.
  • Presenting their project’s results in the Closing Ceremony in La Pedrera (Casa Milà)


Download here the BIYSC 2021 flyer!

Download here the BIYSC 2021 poster!