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Algorithm and Code Training School 2024

Camp in Romania

July 30 – August 9, 2024

What is ACTS?

Eleven days of intense competitions with programming champions from around the world, a field trip, and expert feedback all await you at the ACTS Camp in Romania this summer.

Designed by Constructor University and JetBrains for high school students, this camp is tailored to those with a track record in coding competitions and olympiads who aim to excel internationally.

Why join?

Improve your results in international informatics contests and olympiads.

Learn from the best – world-class experts and masters in their fields.

Train and make friends with top-performing students from around the globe.

Experience the beauty and culture of Romania firsthand.

Key details

  • Duration of the camp: July 30 – August 9, 2024
  • Registration deadline: May 11, 2024 (11:59 pm UTC)
  • Entrance contest: May 6–12, 2024
  • Language of instructions: English
  • Location: Romania (we will announce the address of the venue shortly)
  • Camp fee: 100 EUR (see below for more details). Accommodation and meals are covered by the organizers.

Who can join?


High school students aged 16–20 who:

Are participants in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), European Junior Olympiad in Informatics (EJOI), or similar international competitions.

Are preparing for national and international competitions in informatics.

Have demonstrated prowess in competitive programming.

Camp program


Every day at the camp is packed with engaging activities, including:

  • Exciting contests.
  • Daily task analysis with world-renowned experts.
  • Lectures and workshops led by experts in competitive programming.
  • Social events offering the opportunity to network with top students from around the globe.

Our schedule is designed for maximum learning and enjoyment. The camp schedule is as follows (but is subject to change as necessary):

July 30: Arrival day

July 31 – August 3: Classes

August 4: Field trip day

August 5–8: Classes

August 9: Departure day


The camp fee of 100 EUR, which is non-refundable, signifies your commitment to attending the camp. Constructor University and JetBrains cover:

  • The academic program
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transportation during the program
  • The field trip

Please note that travel/visa costs, health insurance, and spending money are not included. Payment methods will be communicated via email to invited participants.


Our camp in Romania promises a comfortable stay for all participants. You will stay in designated 2- or 3-bedroom apartments, which will foster an ideal environment for both learning and socializing. Meals will be served in the cafeteria, which offers a wide range of international cuisines to suit all tastes! Details about the city and the venue will be announced shortly.

Social events

We have plenty of recreational activities prepared for the afternoons and exciting social events planned for the evenings to help you unwind after a day of learning.

Field trip

Explore Romania's rich cultural heritage and natural wonders with our guided field trip. Immerse yourself in the local community and soak up the sights and sounds of the city.

Meet our experts

Pavel Mavrin

ICPC World Champion 2004, IOI Silver Medalist 2002 and instructor with JetBrains Academy.

Niyaz Nigmatullin

ICPC World Champion 2012 and 2013, coach of the Neapolis University Pafos and Constructor University ICPC teams, and researcher at JetBrains.

Vladimir Sharich

Chief Learning Officer, Constructor Talent School.

How to participate

Step 1: Register

To participate, you must register before 11:59 PM (UTC) on May 11, 2024 and fill out this short survey before May 11, 2024 so we can refine our topic list to best match participants’ skill levels.

Please note that applicants who have not completed the survey cannot qualify to participate in the camp.

Step 2: Participate in the entrance contest

You will receive a link to the entrance contest. You can begin solving the contest problems anytime between May 6 and May 12, however you must submit your answers before 11:59 PM (UTC) on May 12, 2024. Please be aware that you must meet the minimum knowledge requirement in order to qualify for the camp.

Step 3: Receive an invitation to the camp

Depending on your performance in the entrance contest and your personal profile, you may be invited to participate in the ACTS Camp in Romania.

Step 4: Secure your spot

Secure your spot by paying the camp fee before June 30, 2024.

Step 5: Prepare for your trip

Plan your trip and make your travel arrangements. Please check the entry requirements to Romania, as you might need a visa.

Step 6: Give it your all and have fun!

Take the opportunity to spend your summer in Romania with Constructor University and JetBrains!

Have any questions?

Get in touch with us via or – we’re always happy to help!


Organized by Constructor University

Constructor University is a private English-speaking campus university in Bremen, Germany. It adheres to the highest standards in interdisciplinary research and teaching, aiming to strengthen people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs

Supported by JetBrains Foundation

At JetBrains, code is our passion. Ever since we started, back in 2000, we have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. Over 15.9 million developers already use our products, and 90 Fortune Global Top 100 companies are JetBrains customers.

Organizing Committee

Andrey Ivanov
SVP of Investments, Research and Education at JetBrains
Stanislav Protasov
President of Constructor University Bremen
Öznur Bell
Chancellor of Constructor University
Dinar Gumirov
Project Coordinator at JetBrains
Ekaterina Artamonova
Project Coordinator at JetBrains
Olga Kornienko
Head of Student Talent Recruitment, Constructor Knowledge and Constructor University
Dameli Assalauova
Student Recruitment Officer
Talent Recruitment & Scholarships, Constructor University
Alena Gupaisova
Marketing Manager at JetBrains
Maria Zyryanova
Project Coordinator at JetBrains


How do I prepare for the entrance contest?

We recommend watching this video.

Which programming languages can be used?

You can use any language that is supported on the Codeforces platform.

What is the selection process?

Following registration, you will receive a link to the entrance contest. You can begin solving the tasks anytime between May 6 and May 12, 2024. Submissions are due by 11:59 PM (UTC) on May 12, 2024. The decision on whether to invite a student to the ACTS Camp in Romania will be made based on their performance in the entrance contest.

How do I obtain a visa?

Once you have been accepted and have confirmed your participation in the camp, please review the visitor visa requirements on the relevant page of the website of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We will provide you with an admission letter inviting you to the ACTS Camp, which you can include in your visa application. Please note that participants are responsible for obtaining their own visas.

Do I have to stay at the camp venue?

All camp participants are expected to remain at the venue throughout the program, with exceptions made for the scheduled field trip. Three meals a day will also be provided for you. The full address of the venue will be announced shortly.

Will any certifications or awards be provided to participants?

Yes, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Can I arrive at the venue earlier and/or depart later from the venue?

If you wish to arrive earlier or depart later from the location, please contact us via email as soon as possible to discuss your request.

What is the camp fee and what does it cover?

The camp fee of 100 EUR, which is non-refundable, confirms your commitment to attending the camp and must be paid before June 30, 2024. Payment methods will be communicated via email to invited participants before the camp begins. The academic program, accommodation, meal plan, and transportation are covered by Constructor University and JetBrains. Please note that students are responsible for expenses such as visa fees, travel costs, health insurance, and spending money.

Do I need a visa to attend the ACTS Camp in Romania?

To determine whether you require a visa, please refer to the Romanian entry requirements.