Sometimes it feels like we are on the verge of a new era of science. Breakthrough after breakthrough. Surrounded by you. The bright young bright minds wanting to make a difference, that are ready to take the leap and jump in.

What will research uncover next, what will we unravel and what will we conquer? Who knows? Our actions are our voice. Dare to imagine, dare to take the leap. Shall we take the next step? Welcome to Leiden2022, welcome to EUCYS2022.

In 2022, Leiden will host the 33rd edition of the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Leiden welcomes 132 Bright Young Minds, selected from over 65.000 participants from all over the world. These young finalists from 33 countries will take part in the big European finale: the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS).  

During the week of 13 to 18 September 2022, the city will be swamped with young international talents (14-20 years old). A week full of activities like an opening ceremony, a science fair, dinners, lunches, cultural activities, visits to leading organisations in science and many more.

We invite you, the bright young minds, the contestants of EUCYS2022, to be curious and to explore Leiden and EUCYS2022. Visit the programme to learn more about what to expect.


Download the Pocket Guide of EUCYS2022 here 

Download the Contest Catalog of EUCYS2022 here

School visits & visits by general public
EUCYS2022 will open her doors on September 15 & 16 2022 for students between the age of 10-18 years old. Registration for schoolvisits is closed due to many applicants. All spots have been filled.

EUCYS2022 also welcomes other interested visitors. Registation is closed due to high interest. It is no longer possible to register. All spots have been taken. It is not possible to enter the Hooglandse Kerk without registration.

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