Global Round

Those 5 days at the Globals were the most memorable days of my life.
— Natasha Backer, OOEHS Dubai

About the Global Round

Ireland3000 scholars from over 40 countries: once a year we invite qualifying teams from all over the world to join us for an extraordinary Global Round.

The 2015 Global Round (June 22-26) returns to Kuala Lumpur for the first time since 2011.

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.

Discounted Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our main hotels, all in easy walking distance of the main venue. Special negotiated rates include WiFi and breakfast and can be booked below. Delegations can reserve a maximum of two rooms under one person's name when using the online links.

Traders by Shangri-La | from 450 MYR | Book Online | Book Offline
Grand Hyatt | special Early Alpaca rates from 480 MYR | Book Online | Book Offline

In addition to the main hotels listed above, we have a secondary group of excellent hotels available, starting at 270 MYR and including options such as two-bedroom apartments. These hotels are not directly adjacent to the KLCC but are still in walking distance. Please book them below:

Additional Hotels | From 270 MYR | Secondary Hotel Booking Form

Optional Excursions

We encourage teams to take optional excursions on the day they are not "in play". These excursions include a complete Pwaala Lumpur City Tour, a trip to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, a Rainforest Experience, and much more! To learn more or sign up, please check out the links below.

Guide to Excursions
Excursion Booking Form

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 complete the form below. You can also request certificates and score reports.

Request a Letter

The Mini-Global Alternative

IrelandCan't make it to Kuala Lumpur? Learn more about our Mini-Global Round, to be held July 21-25 at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. The Mini-Global is open to all scholars, whether or not they have participated at the regional level. Just as at the larger Global Round, in Malaysia, top teams will qualify for the Tournament of Champions at Yale University.