The 7th ICMC

The ICMC aims to be a undergraduate-level mathematics competition for all undergrads arcoss Europe. Each year we run a two-round individual competition. Round One, held on the last Sunday of November, includes 6 problems over 3 hours. The top competitors are then invited to participate in Round Two, held on the last Sunday of February, which features 5 harder problems over 4 hours. Over the past six years we have seen over 900 students from over 15 universities compete.

Round One

  • Start time: Between 07:00–09:30, Sunday 26 November 2023, UTC time (exact time depends on your university).
  • Duration: Three hours
  • Venue: Your university

Round Two

Top contestants qualify from Round One.

  • Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024. 10:00–14:00 if in the UK.
  • Venue: Imperial College London, or if outside the UK, a university near you.

Team Competition

  • Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024, 15:30–18:00
  • Venue: Imperial College London

For more information, see the Team Competition page.

How to register

Unfortunately, registration has closed, but the instructions are still here as an indication of what registration looks like. We hope to see you next year! Subscribe to our one-time mailing list for a notification when ICMC 8 registration opens.

Starting last year, ICMC decentralised the registration process and you will need to register via your own university.

If your university is listed under Partner Universities, then you should contact the email next to it to find out how to register. If your university is not listed, encourage your mathematics society (or mathematics department, if your university does not have a mathematics society) to become a partner, which they can do by contacting us.

If your mathematics society/department has still not been partnered by the 16th of November, you have the option of making invigilating arrangements yourself. If you choose to do this, your invigilator must be an academic staff member. Ask them to contact us and we can send them invigilator instructions.

Partner universities

UniversityContactStart Time (local time)Venue
Durham UniversityEmail26 Nov, 09:30 GMTTLC113
Imperial College LondonEmail26 Nov, 09:30 GMTClore Lecture Theatre, Huxley Building
Scuola Normale SuperioreEmail26 Nov, 09:00 GMT+1Palazzo della Carovana
Università di PadovaEmail26 Nov, 08:30 GMT+1Cittadella dello studente
University of BirminghamEmail26 Nov, 09:30 GMT
University of CambridgeEmail26 Nov, 09:15 GMTBateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College
University of Gothenburg–Chalmers University of TechnologyEmail26 Nov, 09:00 GMT+1Department of Mathematical Sciences, room Euler
University of ManchesterEmail26 Nov, 09:00 GMTMain Library group study space rooms 11, 12, 13
University of OxfordEmail26 Nov, 09:00 GMTMathematics Institute
University of WarwickEmail26 Nov, 09:30 GMTZeeman Building


To be eligible for the competition, you must be an undergraduate or master's student in Europe who has completed less than four years of university education. For the purposes of our competition, undergrads studying in Turkey and Russia are eligible.

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