As a student-centred association, COBIS coordinates and delivers, with the generous support of host schools, Supporting Members and partner organisations, a number of student events, competitions, and awards. 

Celebrating student achievement and success is a key feature of COBIS membership and all these events, competitions, and awards are designed for the benefit of students across the global COBIS network, and are available to all in COBIS schools. 

read our latest Student Engagement Newsletter

COBIS are inviting Supporting Members and other organisations to submit proposals for student programmes that bring expertise and new opportunities to COBIS schools through meaningful partnerships. If you are interested in working with COBIS to develop and deliver a student event or competition, please read our Student Engagement Partnership Guide, using the link below.  

 Student Engagement Partnership Guide


Student Engagement Calendar 2018/2019

Autumn Term 2018:

COBIS Student Leadership Weekend       Spain 16-18 November 2018
COBIS / Mangahigh Maths Challenge Online Entry 19-30 November 2018

Spring Term 2019:

COBIS Student World Debate Competition Romania  7-9 February 2019
COBIS Poetry Competition Online Entry Closed 8 February 2019
COBIS Medical Review Conference Qatar 23 February 2019
COBIS Art Competition Online Entry Closed 1 March 2019
COBIS Games  Thailand 8-10 March 2019
COBIS Young Scientist Film Awards Online Entry Closed 15 March 2019

Summer Term 2019:

COBIS Student Achievement Awards             Online Entry Closed 10 April 2019
COBIS / A Tale Unfolds LitFilmFest Online Entry Closed 30 April 2019
COBIS Senior School Music Festival The Netherlands 3-5 May 2019
COBIS Student Road Safety Campaign Online Entry 6-12 May 2019

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Teachers and staff in schools can click here to register for the service. Once signed up, you can read the FT on school premises and create individual accounts to access it online and by app from home and on mobile devices. Free access to can help students with relevant and fresh ideas for essays, exams, extra-curricular activities and in interviews.