IX International Natural Sciences Tournament

February 1–6, 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

Every year bright young scientists gather at the International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) to generate new scientific ideas and stand up for their own ideas during dynamic scientific polemics. The Tournament helps to form collaborations between participants, scientific experts and industry. 


INST is a team competition for current undergraduate students and students getting Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma in 2018. Students should be studying one of the following specializations: Chemistry, Material Science, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering or related areas. The team should be supported by a coach, a person with a completed Master’s degree, or higher. The main goal of the competition is teaching students how to apply their knowledge to solve current practical scientific and industrial problems.

Please, check our framework documents to know more about our Tournament

Rules &Regulations

What is a challenge? Who is a Speaker, an Opponent and
the Reviewer? How we play the polemics? This and more 
you are able to know from our 'Rules&Regulations'

The Challenge

The Challenge ab ovo: watch the rules and typical mistakes!

Intramural Round Problems

Ten interdisciplinary problems, played throughout
the Intramural round, which could help you to see beyond
the world! 

Extramural Round Problems Here we present three problems to start the competition!
Extramural Round Grading System

At first complicated, at second fair. Published in 2015
the approach still can help you improve your solutions.


The team, selected for the intramural round, is obligatory to pay the fee which covers accomodation and coffee-breaks throughout the Tournament's days. Please, pay your attention that participation fee is not refunded. 

You can find detailed information about INST2019 on the webpage or by writing to participants@scitourn.com.

Visit our group in Facebook, follow our Instagram to see emotions of participants of the last year: Instagram of INST

Watch the video from INST2014.



Please, visit INST2018, INST2016INST2015, INST2014 and INST2013 pages to see information about past tournaments.

Sponsors and Partners