The Hague Global Round

About the Global Round

the Hague (Amsterdam)More than 5,000 scholars from over 50 countries: six times a year we invite qualifying teams from all over the world to join us for Global Rounds that bring together our entire international community.

The Global Round at the Hague (July 21-26) will take place at the World Forum in one of the Netherland's most beautiful and historic cities. Last year's European Global Round (in Barcelona) was the most diverse Global Round in program history, and the Hague will be even larger and more vibrant: we expect over 2500 participants from 50 countries.

You’ll experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, our signature Cultural Fair, the Scholar’s Ball, and, of course, all the competitive and community-building events that drew you to the World Scholar’s Cup in the first place, from the Debate Showcase to the Scholar’s Bowl.

Just as at our other two Global Rounds, many of the top teams will earn invitations to our annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Discounted Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels. Special negotiated rates include WiFi, breakfast and city tax. These rate conditions are valid for groups requiring five or more rooms. All rates mentioned below are for double rooms. The rates for single rooms are lower.

Hotel Brochure
Please click here to view the hotel brochure.

Official Hotels:
Hotels Within Easy Walking Distance
Novotel - World Forum | From €175
Marriott - The Hague | From €175

Other Hotels
Hilton - The Hague | From €195
Novotel Suites - The Hague City Centre | From €159
Novotel - The Hague City Centre | From €155
Mercure Hotel - The Hague Central | From €149
Holiday Inn Express - The Hague Parliament | From €136
NH Hotel - The Hague City Centre | From €135
The Student Hotel | From €126
Ibis Hotel - The Hague City Centre | From €125

Online Reservation System for Hotels

Online reservation system for official hotels.
Online reservation system for other hotels at the Hague

Please email our official ground partners, Kuoni Congress, at [email protected] in case you require assistance.

Ground Transportation

The World Forum is well connected by public transport - trams and city buses. Please note that seats on the optional shuttle bus from official hotels to and from the World Forum are available for advance booking at a nominal fee of $90 per person; please reserve seats through our online reservation system. Transportation is provided at no charge from all hotels to the debate schools and from the Scholar's Social to all hotels. Last date for shuttle bus reservations is 30th June.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are being offered by Kuoni Congress, our official ground partner.
Online Reservation System

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions include a city tour of Amsterdam with a canal cruise, a visit to Efteling theme park, and a tour of Rotterdam with Delft. Excursions will be offered for the senior division students on July 21 and July 25, and for junior division students on July 24 and July 26. Please click here for details and pricing for the optional excursions.
Online Reservation System

Invitation Letters

If you qualified for the Global Round at a regional round and now need an official letter of invitation to show your school, potential sponsors, or a consulate (for visa purposes), please refer to your delegation leader for a global round invitation letter. This person is the contact person listed in your registration form, and the letters are emailed out after each regional event.

If your embassy requires a more specific visa letter, we would be happy to issue one after registering for the Global Round. Please email us at [email protected] to do so. Note that parents who are not AIAs or DAAs will not be included in these letters, and they should use their child's invitation letters in support of their visa applications.

Global Round Alternatives

Can't make it to the Hague? Learn more about our Beijing and Sydney Global Rounds, as well as our lower-cost and more accessible Astana, Manila, and Durban Mini-Global Rounds! Held in June, August and September, all rounds offer the same events and Tournament of Champions qualification opportunities as in The Hague.

Teams From New Countries

Are you from a country looking to join us for the first time? Email us to request a special exceptional berth and other assistance.