Join the Program

Welcome to the World Scholar’s Cup. There are a few different ways to get started.

If you’re a teacher, you’ll want to invite students at your school to form teams. If you’re a student, you’ll need to find at least two teammates. The more teams that participate at your school, the richer your experience will be.

You may want to form a club at your school, or you may choose to participate independently. Alternately, if you’re already part of an existing debate society, quiz team, or MUN club, you’ll find that World Scholar’s Cup can fit neatly into your existing schedule of activities.

Once you’ve formed teams, everyone should sign up to receive all our updates. Then, explore the World Scholar’s Cup topics for the current tournament season. You’ll research, discuss, and debate science, art, music, history, literature, and more. Most teams prepare for anywhere from two to eight weeks.

To ensure a place at an upcoming regional round, indicate your intent to participate as soon as possible. Then, register all your teams by the deadline. If you do well at a regional round, you’ll qualify for the next Global Round. And if you excel at the Global Round, you’ll pre-qualify for the annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

Join the World Scholar's Cup and discover strengths and skills you never knew you had.