In institutions of general secondary, out-of-school, professional (vocational-technical), and professional higher education, selection for the stage I of the competition may be held in the form of conferences of student scientific societies, if such societies exist in these institutions.
The procedure for organizing and holding a conference of the student scientific society is determined by the order of the head of the educational institution or the governing body of the scientific society.
The results of the conference are approved by the order of the head of the educational institution. Based on this order, a list of students who will participate in the stage I of the competition is determined.
To participate in the stage I of the competition, the heads of educational institutions where the future participants study shall submit the following documents for each participant to the organizing committees of the stage I according to the terms determined by the relevant orders:
To participate in the stage II of the competition, the organizers of the stage I shall submit the following documents to the organizing committee of the stage II according to the terms specified by the relevant orders:
Based on the results of the stage II of the competition, teams are formed to participate in the stage III.
Rules establish the list of documents for participation in each stage of the competition. The Ministry of Education and Science (stage III) or relevant departments of education (stages I and II) determine the deadline for submitting documents each year. To participate in the stage III of the competition, one must prepare the following documents:
The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the relevant bodies in education management determine the terms of the competition every year.
(https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z0441-21#n7 Chapter V. Terms, place and conditions of the competition)
The competition is held in the following scientific departments: