Hanoi Global Round
Those 5 days at the Globals were the most memorable days of my life.
— Natasha Backer, OOEHS Dubai
About the Global Round
3200 scholars from over 50 countries: once a year we invite qualifying teams from all over the world to join us for an extraordinary Global Round.
The 2017 Global Round (June 26-July 1) will be held for the first time in Hanoi, at the Vietnam National Convention Centre.
You’ll experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, our signature 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.
Every participant will walk away with new friends, new discoveries, and very large alpacas—and all participating teams will be able to apply or even prequalify for spots at the year-end Tournament of Champions at Yale University.
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.
We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels, all in easy walking distance of the main venue. Special negotiated rates include WiFi and breakfast. Details and booking forms are coming soon!
Transfers by coach or van to and from the airport are available through our travel partner in Vietnam. Details and booking forms are coming soon!
We encourage teams to take optional excursions on the day they are not "in play". Details and booking forms are coming soon!
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 complete the form below. You can also request certificates and score reports.
Global Round Alternatives
Can't make it to Hanoi? Learn more about our Athens and Cape Town Global Rounds! Held in July and August respectively, scholars will experience the same events as scholars at the Hanoi Global Round. Just as at the larger Global Round, top teams will qualify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.