Global Rounds

Every year, we invite qualifying teams from all of our regional rounds to their choice of up to six Global Rounds, distributed around the world to make them more accessible to scholars in more places. Some are extra large, some not quite small; all have in common great diversity, unabashed awkwardness, and the enduring sense of community at the heart of our program.


At every Global Round, teams will have the chance to earn invitations to our annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University, which is returning in 2022 after a two-year hiatus. Summer 2022 Global Rounds will include Dubai in June, Shanghai in August, and Bangkok in September, with others in the works (including a possible return to Cape Town, also in September).

Dubai Global Round

June 23-28, 2022

Our first flagship summer Global Round since 2019 returns to Dubai. Most events will take place at the epic Sheikh Rashid Auditorium in Oud Metha, but you’ll also scavenge and socialize in one of the largest malls in Dubai and dine in a larger-than-life wedding tent. (Wedding not included, though we do have one planned in July.)



The registration form for the Dubai Global Round can be found here.

It’s June in the Gulf, so drink lots of water, but check your thermometer at the door; sometimes it’s better not to know. Plus, all of our venues are air-conditioned, even the tent. (Sorry, Earth.)

If you find Team Debate or the Scholar’s Challenge stressful, just head to the Dubai Mall and stress out over the infinite number of stores instead. Then come back to the main venue to discover our community’s great diversity of potential gastronomical distress at the Cultural Fair (and its great-adjacent dancing at the wonky swanky Scholar’s Ball).

Top teams in Dubai, like those at all of our Global Rounds, will have the chance to qualify for our relaunched 2022 Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Recommended Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our official hotels. The specially negotiated rates mentioned below include breakfast, internet and all taxes. Rates are valid till 31st May. Best available rates will be offered post 31st May.

Please download this booking form to reserve hotels (except the Rove) and transfers. A booking link for the Rove-Healthcare City is available below.

Three Star Hotels
- Ibis-Deira City Centre | Single Rooms - AED 180 | Double Rooms - AED 210
- Rove-Healthcare City | Single Rooms - AED 217 | Double Rooms - AED 252
Please click here to reserve rooms at the Rove, Healthcare City

Four Star Hotels
- Novotel-Deira City Centre | Single Rooms - AED 230 | Double Rooms - AED 260
- Holiday Inn-Festival City | Single Rooms - AED 385 | Double Rooms - AED 415

Five Star Hotels
- Pullman-Deira City Centre | Single Rooms - AED 315 | Double Rooms - AED 345
- Crowne Plaza-Festival City | Single Rooms - AED 440 | Double Rooms - AED 490
- Intercontinental-Festival City | Single Rooms - AED 550 | Double Rooms - AED 610

Ground Transportation

Please note that seats on the optional shuttle bus from official hotels to and from the main venues of the event are available for advance booking with a fee of $80 per person. On the day of the debates, transportation is provided at no charge from all hotels to the debate schools. Last date for shuttle bus reservations is 10th June. Please click here to reserve seats on the shuttle bus.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are being offered by DNATA, our official ground partner. Please download this booking form to view the rates and request a reservation.

Optional Excursions

Optional excursions will be offered on the days teams are not in play by our tours partner, Arabian Explorers. Tour options include a City Tour of Dubai with a visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the Museum of the Future, La Perle Show and IMG Worlds of Adventure. Please download the tour brochure for more details. Booking form coming soon.

Prague Global Round

August 19-24, 2022

The European Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup returns to Prague this year. The main venue of the Prague Global Round will be the Dlabacov Theater in Praha 6.

The Cultural Fair and Scholar's Ball will be hosted by the adjacent Orea Hotel Pyramida. The registration form for the Prague Global Round can be found here and the preview schedule can be found here.

Recommended Hotel

We encourage all participants to stay at our official hotels. The specially negotiated rates mentioned below include breakfast, internet and all taxes. Rates are valid till 23rd July. Best available rates will be offered post 23rd July.

  • Orea Hotel Pyramida | Single Rooms - CZK 2125 | Double Rooms - CZK 2275
    Please click here to reserve individual rooms. For group bookings, please email Mrs. Tereza Stankova ([email protected]).

Optional Excursions

Information will be posted soon.

Optional Excursions

Information will be posted soon.

Bangkok Global Round

September 2-7, 2022

Details will be posted here soon!

Nha Trang Global Round

September 16-20, 2022

Details will be posted here soon!