Asia Pacific
Linguistics Olympiad

Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad (APLO) is a regional linguistics olympiad with the aim of escalating attention to language and linguistics in the Asia Pacific region. It is similar to the International Linguistics Olympiad in spirit, and the nature and style of the problems. The APLO will be held on the first Sunday of May every year, beginning in 2019. APLO is not a contest where students from different countries physically meet in one place to participate in the competitions. Instead, all contestants will compete in their home country on the same day.

Upcoming Contest


October 2019

Application for accreditation

January 31, 2020

Deadline for accreditation

March 2020

Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad 2020 (contest day)

How To Participate


You must find the local organizer that represent the country or region you are in. You cannot participate in the APLO as an individual.

Local Organizer

Invitation letter has been sent out to the countries and regions from Asia Pacific region that have participated in the past IOL. Any country or region from the Asia Pacific region that has no experience of participating in the IOL will also be welcomed to take part in APLO

APLO in Pictures