SIT & JUB
STAR Contest 2022

Shape the future through programming competition


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Thank you for your interest in the SIT & JUB STAR Contest! 
The results will be announced next week.

What is SIT & JUB STAR Contest?

The SIT & JUB STAR Contest is an online competition organized by the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and Jacobs University Bremen (JUB) to promote interest in computer science and software engineering.

In this contest, you get to solve real-world programming challenges against the clock.

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What is SIT & JUB STAR contest?

Put your knowledge and skills to the test in this 4-hour competition and get a chance to be entered into the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering program with a full scholarship!

The contest welcomes participants of all skill levels (and ages!).

All you need is a passion for coding.


Fast-track your career in tech and science and get a unique opportunity to study in Switzerland and Germany with the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Discover our other Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs that offer you the qualifications required to work and excel in the most needed global careers of our digitalized world.

Apply to study in Switzerland and Germany with the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Why join the SIT & JUB STAR contest?

Solve algorithmic problems efficiently and fast

Get admitted to the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Get recognized by top-level science and tech leaders

Who Can Participate?

The SIT & JUB STAR Contest is open to all.  Last year, 741 participants from over 42 countries participated in the Contest!

If you are aiming for the full scholarship prize for the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering, you should:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in computer science or any other STEM field, or be in your final year of study.
  • Speak English to a level sufficient to pursue graduate studies.
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Competition Prizes

Full scholarships for the Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Other scholarship prizes are available

Exciting surprise gifts from Switzerland and Germany

SIT & JUB STAR Contest Timetable

April 16-24
2022
Practice

Get familiar with the testing environment during the practice round. We strongly recommend this optional step. Do not worry, it will not impact your final score!

April 26
2022
SIT & JUB STAR Contest

You will have four hours to complete the tasks on April 26, 2022, at 8 am, UTC time. Remember that registration closes one hour before the contest begins.

Results
Interview Round and Winner Announcements

Winners of the SIT & JUB STAR Contest will be notified by email and will receive a notice of interview with professors from SIT and Jacobs University Bremen.

Join the SIT & JUB STAR Contest

What Participants are Saying

When I read about the SIT STAR contest, I'd just got a bachelor's degree at MIPT. So I realized that it was my chance to continue with a master's in Europe. I hadn't participated in contests since the 2nd year but decided to try. There were about 12 tasks with increasing difficulty. The first ones were quite easy, but then I had to think more and more and finally didn't solve the last two. I got about 70th place, but fortunately, not everybody above me wanted to join the master's degree and I got in!

Michael Martinson, SIT student

After a few years in the industry, my competitive programming skills were a bit rusty. However, I managed to solve some interesting problems in the contest, and I enjoyed it a fair bit. You won't feel the time passing as it is immensely interesting. SIT Star contest shares the same style with ICPC and regular Codeforces rounds.

Jafar Badour

I have been doing Olympiad programming for a long time and I follow various contests. When I saw the SIT STAR Contest, I was pleasantly surprised and decided to try to participate. The tasks at the contest were diverse and interesting, and I liked the challenge. This context helped me to get a full scholarship in the master's program. This master's degree provides knowledge in programming and in management, which corresponds to my future goals in my career.

Viktoryia Kananchuk, Student
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About SIT and Jacobs University Bremen

SIT is a global institution dedicated to promoting science, education and technology. The growing ecosystem comprises education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services and investment funds.

Jacobs University Bremen offers a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs and the academic and research excellence that grant students the qualifications that are required to work and excel in the most needed global careers of our digitalized world.