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

Hanoi3200 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.

Discounted Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels. Transfers from recommended hotels will be provided by bus to the event venues. Special negotiated rates include WiFi and breakfast.

Our main hotel is the JW Marriott, attached to the Vietnam National Convention Centre. Rates begin at USD 137 + taxes.
Booking Form | Credit Card Authorization Form | Rooming List Format

Other hotels (selected to accommodate a variety of budgets) include:

3 Star
- Eastin Easy GTC | from USD 45 | Booking Form

4 Star
- Lacasa Hanoi | from USD 57 | Booking Form
- Sunway | from USD 61 | Booking Form

5 Star
- Hanoi Daewoo | From USD 90 | Booking Form
- Novotel Suites | From USD 110 |Booking Form
- Pullman Hanoi | From USD 134 | Booking Form
- Crowne Plaza Hanoi | From USD 149 |Booking Form
- Lotte Hanoi | From USD 202 | Booking Form

Airport Transport

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!

Optional Excursions

We encourage teams to take optional excursions on the day they are not "in play". Details and booking forms are coming soon!

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

Athens

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.