Useful links

Check out our step-by-step guides on the registration process

Registering for the NZPMC Platform (Students): Here

Registering for an NZPMC Event (Students): Here

Registering for the NZPMC Platform (Teachers): Here 

Discord Invite Link: Student community for NZPMC/NZPhO ex-participants, current participants, and future participants!

EQI Discounted Fee: Information on how the EQI discount system works. See if you can get a discount on the registration fee.

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The NZPMC is open to any Physics and Mathematics students from Year 9 to Year 13 of any high school curriculum. There are two separate papers for Junior division (Years 9-11) and Senior division (Years 12-13). To make the competition experience more exciting, we have decided to introduce a two-round system. Round 1 will take place online, and Round 2 will take place at a venue in the North Island and South Island. The competition will be a perfect opportunity for passionate students who wish to be challenged and learn about physics and maths at the same time.

Our competition is sponsored and endorsed by the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury. Quality assurance on questions is done by our Education Team and by the university professors.  Staff with extensive experience in teaching the NZQA curriculum will also take part in quality checks to ensure the difficulty level matches students' abilities.

If you are a student, teacher, parent or caregiver interested in the competition, please register yourself on our platform for future updates.

For more information about NZPMC, please refer to About NZPMC

Vison: Enlightening Future Kiwi Scientists

The NZPMC is a nationwide standardised Physics and Mathematics organisation for High School students of all year levels throughout New Zealand. Our goal is to help young Kiwi Scientists extend their interest in Physics and Mathematics by providing a standardised national competition. The NZPMC is a competition created to test candidates' ability to use their Physics and Mathematics knowledge to tackle a wide range of problems based on Physical and Mathematical theory that matches competitions provided overseas.

Students from all over the country

Every year, hundreds of students participate in the NZPMC nationwide, including from Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Whangarei, Queenstown, and many other cities (even from Waiheke island!). We encourage all high school students of any ability and year level to participate in our competition. This includes intermediate students who can participate in the Junior category. In 2023, we had ~850 registrations from 101 schools.

For answers to frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ. Alternatively, you can email for further queries.