International Mathematics Competition
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IMC 2018
  Arrival & Departure Details

UCL, London

25th IMC 2018

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

22nd July - 28th July 2018

*24th IMC 2017 Poster*


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AUBG tour, Blagoevgrad
This year's competition is being organized by University College London and hosted by the American University in Bulgaria. It will take place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, from the 22nd of July to the 28th of July, 2018. Every participating university sends several students and one or more Team Leaders. Individual students without a Team Leader are welcome. Each Team Leader is expected to hold an academic position in a Faculty of the Intitution that they represent.

The competition is planned for students completing their first, second, third or fourth year of university education with a maximum age of participants being 23 years of age at the time of the competition. There is no mimimum age limit. Problems are from the fields of Algebra, Analysis (Real and Complex), Geometry and Combinatorics. The working language is English.

This is a residential competition and a condition of participation is that all participating students stay in the Hall of Residence provided by the organisers. Over the past twenty four competitions we have had participants from over two hundred institutions from over fifty countries.

24th IMC 2017 Poster

Selection of the Problems

The problems are chosen at the Meeting of the Jury from those received in advance by the President of the Jury, Professor John Jayne.


The students' work is evaluated by Team Leaders and other Professors and Assistant Professors using criteria provided by the Jury.


Although this is an individual event, the Universities traditionally divide their participants into groups of four each. The number of students in the teams is, however, not fixed.