Constructor Open Cup 2023

Constructor Open Cup 2023

Constructor Open Cup 2023
Contest has already finished, winners will be announced soon

Learn more about the program
What is the Constructor Open Cup about?

Constructor Open Cup is an online contest organized by Constructor University & JetBrains to promote interest in computer science, data science, software development, and software engineering. It offers a unique opportunity to showcase your skills, challenge yourself and be recognized by top leaders in science and technology.

You'll have to race against the clock, in this 4-hour competition, to solve real-life programming challenges. Whether you are a seasoned programmer or just starting out, you can participate and test your algorithmic problem-solving abilities against competitors from all over the world.

Put your knowledge and skills to the test and stand a chance to walk away with a fully-funded scholarship for a Bachelor’s in Data Science and Software Development (DSSD) program, designed with the global leading tool provider for developers JetBrains.

The contest welcomes participants of all skill levels - and ages! All you need is a passion for coding.

Why join the Constructor Open Cup?
  • Get recognized by top science and technology leaders
  • Pit your algorithmic problem-solving skills against competitors from other countries
  • Get admitted to the BSc program in Data Science and Software Development

Don't miss this chance to take your coding journey to the next level. Sign up for the Constructor Open Cup today and be a part of the revolution in science and technology.

Competition prizes
  • Chance to get a fully-funded scholarship for the Bachelor’s program in Data Science and Software Development at Constructor University
  • Exciting memorable gifts from Constructor University and JetBrains
  • March 23 - 29 - Practice

Get familiar with the testing environment during this practice round. We highly recommend this optional step. Don’t worry: it won’t affect your final score!

  • March 30 - Main round

You will have 4 hours to complete the challenge on March 30, 2023, at 2 PM (UTC).

Registration closes 1 hour before the start of the contest.

  • To be confirmed - Winner announcement

The winners who applied to the BSc program in Data Science and Software Development will receive an email to schedule the interview with Constructor University professors and JetBrains.

Constructor Open Cup 2023 prizes
Who can participate?

Previously known as ‘STAR Contest’, the competition attracted more than 1,600 contestants across 82 countries over the past three years. Renamed to ‘Constructor Open Cup’ in 2023, all participants are welcome to join regardless of age, qualifications, or skill levels.

Constructor Open Cup 2023

If you are aiming for the Bachelor program scholarship prize, you should:

  • have graduated from high school (or equivalent) or
  • currently being in your senior year of high school or
  • currently attending another university, having received university-level credit but not completed at least two semesters of full-time studies
  • have a proficiency in English sufficient to pursue graduate studies
What the participants are saying
When I read about the STAR contest, I'd just obtained a Bachelor's degree at MIPT and I realized that this was my chance to continue with a Master's in Europe. I decided to try since I hadn't participated in contests since my 2nd year. There were about 12 tasks with increasing difficulty. The first ones were quite easy, but then I had to think more and more and ended up not solving the last two challenges. I got about 70th place, but fortunately, not everybody above me wanted to join the Master's degree, and I got in!
Michael Martinson
I have been doing Olympiad programming for a long time and I follow various contests. When I saw the STAR Contest, I was pleasantly surprised and decided to give it a shot. The tasks at the contest were diverse and exciting, and I liked the challenge. This contest helped me get a full scholarship in the Master program, which provides knowledge in programming as well as management, giving me an edge in pursuing my career goals.
Viktoryia Kananchuk

About the BSc Data Science and Software Development program


Are you a computer science and technology-focused student with excellent math and physics skills, interested in machine learning, data analysis, and software development? Then the JetBrains & Constructor University's Data Science and Software Development (DSSD) program is for you. 


This program prepares talents to become tomorrow’s elites in software development, programming languages, data analysis, and machine learning. You will benefit from the latest insights and knowledge from top industry partners and get the right skills needed for these rapidly changing industries.

It will also provide you with a strong foundation in mathematics and programming, allowing you to master new programming methods and technologies, and transition to other areas of the IT industry. Through real-world projects, the practice of the latest technologies, and the close mentoring of industry experts, you will gain a unique experience that sets you up for successful career opportunities.

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Constructor University offers a comprehensive range of BSc, MSc, and PhD programs that grant the qualifications required to work in any country in the much-needed careers of our digitalized world. Each student benefits from a well-organized campus life and synergies with the entire Constructor group research and business ecosystem.

Founded in 2001 as a private, English-language campus university, it repeatedly achieves top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from over 110 countries, and around 80 percent have moved to Germany to study. Research projects at the University are funded by the German Research Foundation, the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, and global leading companies.

JetBrains logo JetBrains creates intelligent software development tools used by over 15.9 million professionals and 90 Fortune Global Top100 companies.

Its lineup of more than 30 products includes IDEs for most programming languages and technologies, such as IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and others, as well as products for team collaboration, like JetBrains Space. JetBrains is also known for creating the Kotlin programming language, recognized by Google as the preferred language for Android development.

The company is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and has offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit