The participants compete for a number of core prizes on the basis of a written description of their work, their exhibited material and the interviews with the Contest Jury. In addition to this, a limited number of special donated prizes are awarded by the Jury, to offer some winners the opportunity to benefit from the specific experiences linked to these prizes. It is up to the Jury to decide whether a prize-winner can receive both a core prize and a special donated prize.

Core Prizes

The Core Prizes are the principal prizes awarded at the contest. These are cash prizes. In the case of a team winning such a prize, the amount is shared equally between the members of the team.

There are three categories of Core Prizes:

  • Four First Prizes worth €7,000 each
  • Four Second Prizes worth €5,000 each
  • Four Third Prizes worth €3,500 each

Honorary prizes associated with the first prizes

Special donated prizes

The Special Donated Prizes are offered to contestants who, according to the EUCYS Jury, would benefit from the specific experience that these prizes offer. The European Commission is very grateful to the organisations that offer these special prizes to the contestants,

The EIROforum Prizes
EIROforum award the following prizes:

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) Prizes
The JRC kindly offers a two day stay at its Ispra site in Italy for 3 projects (up to nine students).

EuChemS Prize
The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences is pleased to offer a prize of €1000 to the best Chemistry project.

WOLFRAM are pleased to offer all contestants submitting projects in Mathematics a free one year licence to Wolfram Mathematica and WolframAlphaPro.

International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF)
ISTF kindly awards the winning project the opportunity to take part at The International Swiss Talent Forum – February 5th – 8th 2020.

Expo-Sciences Luxembourg
The Expo-Sciences Luxembourg is an international, non-competitive science fair that welcomes young laureates from all over the world. Young scientists get the possibility to present their scientific projects alongside our national participants.

International Students of History Association (ISHA)
ISHA will invite one person with interests in the field of Historical sciences to parcipate in a relevant conference and present their results.

The EUCYS bioeconomy prizes

The European Food and Drink Industry prize, awarded by FoodDrinkEurope

FoodDrinkEurope, on behalf of Europe’s Food and Drink Industry, is very pleased to award the winner/each member of the winning team with a check for 2,000 euros, to help the young scientists in their research pursuits and provide support for their future academic or professional plans.

The EUCYS Bioeconomy Bio-based Industries Prize

The prize will be awarded by BBI JU who will provide a paid 5-day trip to Brussels for the winning project including travel to/from, accommodation and daily allowance in Brussels and participating in a tailor-made experience related to the science behind the BBI JU programme.

The PepsiCo Prize
PepsiCo is once again delighted to support EUCYS 2019, and to invite the winning team to spend a day at our Beaumont Park R&D centre in the UK, following a range of different activities with our R&D team.

The Unilever Prize
Unilever is pleased to welcome three students to its brand-new Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen (Netherlands), also known as “the Silicon Valley of Foods”. During a two-day mini-internship, they get to experience how products from brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s and Lipton are being developed.

Host country prizes

National Workshop on Coding Theory “Proffessor Stefan Dodunekov” Prize
Two EUCYS contestants will be awarded to parcipate in the next edition of NWCT (November 2019, Chiflika, Bulgaria).

Bulgarian Summer Research School Award
The award offers one student, who will not have finished his secondary education by August 2019 the opportunity to participate in the Summer Research School of the Bulgarian High School Students Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.