The IMC 2023 competition was organized
by University College
London and was hosted by the American University in Bulgaria. It took
place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 31 July - 6 August 2023.
Traditionally every participating university sends several
students and one or more Team Leaders. Individual students and
teams of students, with or without a Team Leader, that do not
represent any university are also welcome. Each Team Leader is
expected to hold an academic position in some university level
institution and participate in the marking of the work of all
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, although some exceptions can be made. There is no
minimum 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 competitions we have had participants from over two hundred
institutions from over fifty countries.
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
The students' work is evaluated by Team Leaders and other
Professors and Assistant Professors using criteria provided by the
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.
The International Mathematics Competition (IMC) is dedicated
to offering university-aged mathematics students a unique
opportunity. It fosters an inclusive, safe, and supportive
environment where participants can engage in challenging
competitions, forge friendships with fellow mathematicians
worldwide, and explore global employment prospects for those with
The IMC extends a warm welcome to all university-level
mathematics students and their respective
institutions. Independent of any governmental support or
influence, the IMC maintains a neutral stance on national and
international political conflicts and wars.
Committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, the IMC does
not discriminate based on factors such as skin colour, ethnicity,
nationality, religious beliefs, or political affiliations. We
uphold a code of conduct that emphasises mutual respect and
encourages a collaborative and friendly learning atmosphere.
AUBG Tour, Blagoevgrad