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Hippo Global!

The Global Hippo Association Olympiad is an international event which promotes English language by challenging students around the globe to compete in English language proficiency, and improves co-operation between teachers. The Olympiad encourages the development of a shared sense of identity and integration among youth, nourishing friendly relationships and an international understanding of sporting competitiveness.

why join?

Besides the fun of participation here are the benefits of a Hippo English Competition.

  1. Winning students and their teacher in each category, qualify for a three-day half-board accommodation FREE OF CHARGE at the World Finals in Italy.​

  2. All candidates get discounts for the US high school dual diploma program.􀀤􀁏􀁏􀀃􀁆􀁄􀁑􀁇􀁌􀁇􀁄􀁗􀁈􀁖􀀃􀁊􀁈􀁗􀀃􀁇􀁌􀁖􀁆􀁒􀁘􀁑􀁗􀁈􀁇􀀃􀁓􀁕􀁌􀁆􀁈􀁖􀀃􀁉􀁒􀁕 􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃􀀸􀀶􀀃􀀫􀁌􀁊􀁋􀀃􀀶􀁆􀁋􀁒􀁒􀁏􀀃􀀧􀁘􀁄􀁏􀀃􀀧􀁌􀁓􀁏􀁒􀁐􀁄􀀃􀀳􀁕􀁒􀁊􀁕􀁄􀁐􀀑􀀤􀁏􀁏􀀃􀁆􀁄􀁑􀁇􀁌􀁇􀁄􀁗􀁈􀁖􀀃􀁊􀁈􀁗􀀃􀁇􀁌􀁖􀁆􀁒􀁘􀁑􀁗􀁈􀁇􀀃􀁓􀁕􀁌􀁆􀁈􀁖􀀃􀁉􀁒􀁕 􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃􀀸􀀶􀀃􀀫􀁌􀁊􀁋􀀃􀀶􀁆􀁋􀁒􀁒􀁏􀀃􀀧􀁘􀁄􀁏􀀃􀀧􀁌􀁓􀁏􀁒

  3. All succeeding finalists gain a Gatehouse Awards certificate.

  4. Schools & coordinators receive a certificate of participation. 

  5. Winners in each category receive a Mizzou K-12 online high school course for free. 

Gatehouse Awards is an industry leading Awarding Organization  recognized by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Qfqual) and other recognition bodies worldwide, including Malta, Italy and Greece.

Mizzou Academy, the parent program of the University of Missouri College of Education, traces its roots back to 1857 as a lab school, evolving through Extension in 1913 to offer correspondence courses for high school credit to students without access to education.

The Dual Diploma® offers you the possibility to obtain an additional American High School diploma, which accelerates your admissions to international universities and schools. It is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes immersive education in English, training in technology and the personal development of students.

step by step

Move between the numbers below to understand the registration process based on what describes you better and preview competition rules.

schools & teachers


Send out one of our parent communication letters (click here to download) to consider how many students are looking to register for the competition and pay the participation fee. If the school/department will be covering the participation fee, feel free to start filling the registration form immediately, by adding the info on this excel sheet.


Submit the excel form via email on to include all the information required for each student: full name, email address, exact date of birth, school name, mobile phone number. 


Check the previous exams and practice with your students.


An invoice will be released to your school which can be settled in-cash/cheque via a courier upon your request, or by bank transfer.

parents & students


Revise the previous'. If you're already registered for the competition at your school you don't have to register again. 


Submit the registration form by clicking here


Your will receive an email with the details on where your exam will be, unless you chose the online option.


Pay your registration through the courier service we send your way.

levels & fees

There are 6 levels available for registration this 2020-21 season for students between 7 and 18 years of age.

The competition takes on 2 rounds before the finals in Italy. If you're looking to register make sure you can make it to each of the rounds below:

  1. Preliminary rounds were all registered participate on April 1 or 2, 2021. The top 10% qualify to the semi-finals. 

  2. Semi-final round on May 1 or 2, 2021. The top 2 students in this round qualify to the world championship in Italy. 

Date of Birth

2011 - 2013

2009 - 2010


2006 - 2007

2004 - 2005

2002 - 2003


Little Hippo

Preliminary Round Level


Semi-final & Final Round Level


Hippo 1



Hippo 2

Hippo 3





Hippo 4



Hippo 5



price per student.

LL 120,000

price per student.

LL 110,000

price per student.

LL 95,000