FAQ

  • The Think Science World Competition and Think Science World Fair 2020 will be held in the United Arab Emirates, in April 2020.
  • Finalists are youth aged 15 to 25 from public/private schools (Grade 9-12) and universities (undergraduates) from across the world who are invited to participate in the competition
  • Finalists can participate in individual and team projects as per below:
    • A maximum of three finalists can make up each team in the schools category.
    • A maximum of four finalists can make up a team in universities category
  • The World Competition is open for all innovative ideas related to different applied sciences and technology disciplines.
  • Projects must be registered through the national fair or a well-recognized organization / authority/school/university from each country.
  • Each organization/authority/national fair/school/university of each country can register unlimited number of projects (school and university).
  • Each Finalist can participate with one project only.
  • Limited number of projects from across the world will be selected to compete.
  • Please visit link for more information on timeframe of applying to the Think Science World Competition
  • An external committee will be convened to assess the best-presented projects at the Think Science World Competition.
  • Scientists, engineers and professionals from higher education (PhD holders specialized in science and engineering) are invited to apply as judges,volunteering to evaluate the innovative science projects competing at the International Level in the Think Science World Competition in April 2020.
  • Judges volunteer their time and pay their own travel expenses however accommodation & meals are covered during event days for international attending judges.
  • To learn more about becoming a judge please visit link
  • Flights will not be provided by Think Science – Emirates Foundation.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the finalist, adult in charge and head of delegation, and/or well recognized organization/authority/national fair of each country to secure flights to the event for their delegates as per announced dates.
  • Accommodation will be provided as per below (T&C applies):
    • Finalist – shared room basis
    • Head of delegation – 1 single room
    • Adult in charge – 1 single room
  • Each organization/authority/national fair/school/university of each country can register one head of delegation and one adult in charge if participating with more than two projects.
  • In case of participation with one or two project only, accommodation expenses will only be covered for one delegate acting as head of delegation and adult in charge.
  • Accommodation will only be provided during event dates.
  • Deadline for hotel booking needed for delegates during Think Science World Competition and Fair 2020 is February 23, 2020 (T&C Applies)
  • Any cancelation, modification after March 10, or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged
  • The procedure to obtain a visa to the UAE is dependent on the country of the request.
  • For those who are required to obtain a UAE visa:
    • Kindly contact the Embassy or UAE Consulate in your country to obtain details of the documents required to process a visa application.
    • In the case that a UAE embassy or consulate is not available in your country, please contact to the closest UAE consulate to your country.
    • o Finalists will receive an invitation letter to support their visa application as soon as their registration is finalized through the Think Science World Competition online registration system.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the finalist, adult in charge and head of delegation to secure their visa on time and for providing all required documents to obtain it.
  • Think Science will not be responsible if a finalist does not receive their visa in time to travel.