The concept of the International STEM Olympiad can be expressed as follows:

It is an international competition for primary, secondary and high school students.

STEM Olympiad provides online exams as well as a physical organization, STEM Olympiad Grand Final program, during the summer months.

There are two alternative dates for online exams. According to their education calendar, schools can announce the exam dates they want to their students.

The Olympiad questions are prepared according to the STEM Curriculum.

The fact that the questions are taken from daily life forms foundation of the concept and the main philosophy of the organization.