As a leading, student-centred, global educational association COBIS coordinates and delivers, with the generous support of host schools, a growing number of inter-school student competitions, awards and activities.

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

Click here to read the March 2018 Student Engagement Newsletter.

Student Engagement Calendar 2017/18


Autumn Term 2017:

COBIS Student Leadership Weekend Spain 6-8 October 2017
COBIS / Mangahigh Maths Challenge Online Entry 20 November - 3 December 2017


Spring Term 2018:

COBIS Student World Debate Competition Dubai 1-3 February 2018
COBIS Poetry Competition Online Entry Closes 9 February 2018
COBIS Medical Review Conference Qatar 24 February 2018
COBIS Primary Creative Challenge Online Entry Closes 7 March 2018
COBIS Model UN Conference Romania 22-25 March 2018
COBIS Art Competition Online Entry Closes 28 March 2018
COBIS Young Scientist Film Awards Online Entry Closes 28 March 2018

Summer Term 2018:

COBIS Student Achievement Awards Online Entry 18 April 2018
COBIS Global Social Leaders Competition Online Entry 27 April 2018
COBIS Games UK 18-20 May 2018
COBIS Senior School Music Festival Spain 8-10 June 2018






For 2017/2018 COBIS is inviting schools to submit footage of their students, either individually or in small groups, answering at least one of the questions listed below.

  1. Of all the things you are currently learning at school, what do you think will be the most useful to you later in life?
  2. In 200 years, what do you most want to be remembered for?
  3. If you could make one rule for everyone in the world to follow, what would it be?
  4. What do you most want from your teachers?

The clips will then be compiled to form a short film to be shown at the COBIS Annual Conference 2018 and will be hosted on the COBIS website and YouTube page.

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