Experience the Owlypia spirit globally!

Owlypia Globals are exciting international competitions for students aged 9-11 (Owlins), 12-14 (Owlets) and 15-18 (Owlys). At Owlypia Globals, students come together at prestigious institutions to participate in a series of team and individual challenges revolving around a central theme. Owlypia Globals are held onsite in London-UK, Boston-USA, Cambridge-UK, Dubai-UAE and online as Global Virtual.

This year

  • Global Cambridge Round is going to be held on 19-22 June 2023,
  • Global Boston Round is going to be held on 20-23 July  2023,
  • Global Dubai Round is going to be held on 7-10 August 2023 and
  • Global Virtual Round is going to be held on 19-21 August 2023.

The main prerequisite for applying to an Owlypia Global is to receive a medal from either an Online Round or a Local Round.


Global Rounds Competition Dates Registration Deadlines
Global London 17-19 October 2022 10 October 2022
Global Cambridge 19-22 June 2023  10 June 2023
Global Boston 20-23 July 2023  5 July 2023
Global Dubai 7-10 August 2023 1 August 2023
Global Virtual 19-21 August 2023 10 August 2023



Owlypia Global Dubai

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, the city is home to more than 200 nationalities and offers an unforgettable experience to all visitors. Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation. And with an unparalleled coastline, beautiful desert and magnificent cityscapes, memories are just waiting to be made here. We are very happy to host our Global in the fastest growing city in the world, Dubai.

Owlypia Global Dubai (7-10 August 2023)

Participation fees:

  • Standard Price: 500 GBP

Registration Deadline: 1 August 2023

Participation fee includes:
+ Welcome Pack (Programme Guide, T-shirt, Cap, Notepad, Pen, etc.)
+ All materials used during the contest
+ Attending the event and keynote speeches
+ Lunch on the first and second competition days
+ Certificates of participation and achievement
+ Medals and Owly mascots
+ A full day city tour programme in Dubai
+ Invitation letter for visa application (if requested)

Not included: Visa, Insurance, Transfers, Accommodation, Meals (except for lunch on two competition days)


We are also organising a fantastic Earth Explorer Trip after the competition in Dubai. The trip (5 days/4 nights) includes sightseeing tours and fun activities in Dubai and other cities. You can join this optional trip after the competition and extend your United Arab Emirates journey with an unforgettable experience.

Price on request (only for groups)


  • A group of three students form a team and work cooperatively to complete all the challenges successfully.
  • All students compete in team challenges in three age categories; Owlins (ages 9-11), Owlets (ages 12-14) and Owlys (ages 15-18).
  • All students register their teams online and prepare themselves for the challenges studying the recommended resources.
  • The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen their knowledge.
  • All team members must compete in all 5 team challenges. For more information, click on each challenge please.


Young intellectuals are expected to select their favourite subject and focus on it. The study resources contain several films and videos to watch, alongside a range of books and articles to read. Some thought-provoking questions provided with each subject should be used to guide one’s research.


  • In Individual Challenges, students submit their work in one of the four challenges below. Then, if they qualify for the Owlypia Globals, they need to present their work in front of a jury.
  • Students can participate in different Owlypia Globals but they cannot use the same project for each one.
  • All entries must be received by the deadlines written on each Owlypia Global page.
  • All individual challenge participants must take three challenges below:
    • Project Presentation: A five-minute presentation in front of a judging committee.
    • Knowledge Challenge: All questions are taken from their favourite subjects.
    • Team Spirit Challenge: Teams of two or three are formed by the Owlypia Team.
  • The categories below are open to individual participants; however, up to three individuals may participate in Short Film Challenge as a group. 


Are You Ready For The Challenge?

Register now and be part of an exciting global event in Dubai!