2022 editions

Albania, Indonesia, Mexico

Important update, 10 November 2021

With the closure of applications to Pictet 37 (Mexico, February 2022) and Pictet 38 (Albania, March 2022) on 8 November, we did not reach our record of applications for one given year, although it may well be the case later on because applications for Pictet 39 (Indonesia, September 2022) are still open until 15 April 2022.
However, with a record number of available seats in a given year, we can still welcome teams interested to attend Pictet in Mexico or Albania. As a result, we decided to extend the applications to Pictet 37 (Anglophone) and 38 (Francophone or Anglophone) until 31 December 2021... or before if all seats are filled before then! Selection of files will be ongoing.

All teams that applied for Pictet 37 (Mexico, February) and/or Pictet 38 (Albania, March) will be informed by 30 November of the decision on their selection, in accordance with the Regulations. The fact that the application period is extended until 31 December does not change anything for them.
For teams applying after 8 November, the file will be examined on an ongoing basis and the selection decision will be communicated as soon as possible, also on an ongoing basis. However, it is best to apply as soon as possible, because if there are no more places available, we will close the applications before 31 December.

Plans for 2021-2022

The Committee for the Jean-Pictet Competition is pleased to announce great plans for the coming months, taking into consideration the current pandemic and seeking to facilitate the participation of teams to the Competition.

Pictet 36 – relocated to Albania

Holding the 36th edition (Anglophone) which was planned in Indonesia in December 2021 is hampered by the fact that Indonesian borders are not open at this stage and may not be open in December, or open with some strong quarantine requirements. As a result, the edition which was to take place in Indonesia will be moved to Albania, from 4 to 11 December 2021. Teams which had applied to Pictet 36 are automatically allowed to attend that edition or have additional choices – see below.

Teams that feel comfortable with having a quite short preparation time can also apply, with a deadline for applications on 15 October 2021.

Pictet 37 and 38 – Mexico and Albania

In 2022, we will hold the 37th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition in Mexico, from 26 February to 5 March, for Anglophone teams. It will be followed by the 38th edition in Albania, from 19 to 26 March, for both Francophone and Anglophone teams. For these two editions, the deadline for applications will be 8 November 2021.

Pictet 39 – Indonesia

Since some teams that had been selected for Pictet 36 and had planned to go to Indonesia may have difficulties to attend an edition in another region, we will hold an Anglophone edition of the Competition from 3 to 10 September 2022 in Indonesia – Pictet 39. Applications will be open for that edition until 15 April 2022.

Teams that had already been selected for Pictet 36 will have the choice of attending the 36th, 37th, 38th or 39th edition, at their convenience. The participation of these teams will not prevent another team from the same University to attend, as an exception to the rule which normally limits the participation to only one team per University for a given year.

Enhancing the participation of Francophone teams

In order to foster the participation of Francophone teams, we will allow one given University to send a Francophone and an Anglophone team per year – be it at the same edition or not.

Increasing diversity

In order to foster the participation of teams from countries that never attended, such teams will automatically benefit from a discount on registration fees.

In order to increase diversity, the number of teams that can benefit from reduced fees and/or subsidized plane tickets will be limited to three per year for a given country.


Applications of teams are open on https://www.concourspictet.org/candien/candien.php. Regulations 2022 and Regulations 2021 are available.

Universities that inform us before 30 September of their intent to send a team get increased chances at the time of the selection.

Applications of volunteers are already open on https://www.concourspictet.org/volontaireen/candien.php To see the profiles of volunteers we seek, go here.

In summary

DatesLocationTeamsApplication deadline
Pictet 364 to 11 December 2021AlbaniaAnglophone15 October 2021
Pictet 3726 February to 5 March 2022MexicoAnglophone8 November 2021
Pictet 3819 to 26 March 2022AlbaniaAnglophone & Francophone8 November 2021
Pictet 393 to 10 September 2022IndonesiaAnglophone15 April 2022


A poster in pdf format is available to inform potentially interested students. To be broadly disseminated!