All countries are eligible to apply! Nevertheless, only V4 and Western Balkan countries finalists are financed to come to Budapest for the finals. The rest can join the final on their own costs.
You can apply as a team that consists of 3 students + 1 coach. There are no restrictions on the qualifications and experience of team members or the composition of the team. However, the organisers draw attention to the fact that in addition to the decision-making simulation during the competition, Capture the Flag (CTF) type Blue Team tasks must also be solved. Accordingly, it is recommended that at least one team member should be able to perform such tasks.
Each team must provide a team coach (preferably selected from the sending institutions). The coach cannot be a member of the team or any other team. Although the coach’s participation in the live round of the competition is not mandatory, their personal presence may be necessary for the team to receive all the help they need to perform successfully.
For applying the students need: Active status in higher education (Vocational Training, BSc, MSc, BA, MA, Ph.D.)