SIT STAR Contest

SIT STAR Contest 2021

Shape the future through programming and competition

What is SIT STAR contest?

  • SIT STAR Contest is an online contest, organized by the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) to promote interest in Computer Science and Software Engineering. In this contest, you get to solve real-world programming challenges against the clock.

    Put your knowledge and skills to a 4-hour test and get a chance to enter SIT Masters with a scholarship! The contest welcomes participants of all skill levels (and age!). All you need is a passion for coding.

Are you interested in getting a Master's degree in Software Engineering?

Why join the SIT STAR contest?

Solve algorithmic problems efficiently and fast
Get recognized by top-level science and tech leaders
Get admitted to SIT Masters

Competition prizes

  • Several full scholarships for MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Several tuition waivers for MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Surprise gifts from Switzerland
SIT STAR contest timetable
February 1-7, 2021

Get familiar with the testing environment in the practice round. We highly recommend this optional step. Don’t worry, it won’t affect your final score!

February 10, 2021
SIT STAR Contest

You will have 4 hours to complete the tasks on February 10, 2021 at 8am UTC time. Remember that the registration will close 1 hour before the contest start.

To be announced
Interviews and Winner Announcements

We will be announcing the SIT STAR Contest winners and sending out email notifications to interview with the Professors from SIT.

Who can participate?

SIT Star Contest is open to everybody. Last year 416 participants from 42 countries took part in the Contest.

If you are aiming at the scholarship prize for SIT’s MSc program, you should:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or any other STEM field, or be in the final year of your studies.
  • Speak English at a level sufficient to pursue graduate studies.

What the 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

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We hope you got challenged by our programming problems and had fun cracking them. Stay tuned to find out who will be joining our MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering with a scholarship in September 2021. Thanks for participating and see you next year!

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