Brain Bee



The International Brain Bee (IBB) is a competition for teenagers with the primary goal to motivate students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience.

It was founded in the US in 1998 and has grown to over 175 local Brain Bee competitions in almost 50 countries around the world.

The culmination of this program is the World Championship held every year in conjunction with major scientific conferences. The IBB was established in 2018 as non-profit educational organization.  Its governing body consists of the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Dana Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Main sponsors of the Hungarian Brain Bee competition are: the Hungarian Neuroscience Society and the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Pécs.


Important dates of the third Hungarian Brain Bee:


Registration period starts: 15 December, 2023

Registration period: closed

Written round: 21 March, 2024

Final (oral) round: 6 April, 2024



The finalists of the Hungarian Brain Bee 2024 can use the following extra points when applying to the Medical School, University of Pécs:

3rd place: 5 points

2nd place: 10 points

1st place: 15 points



Downloadable documents:

Application form

Competition rules

Sample test


The 2024 IBB World Championship is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the annual congress "Neuroscience 2024", October 5-9, 2024, in online form.


For further information please visit our website: 

If you have questions please contact with the local organizers:


IBB Hungary supporting partners: