Melbourne Global Round


More than 5,000 scholars from over 50 countries: three times a year we invite qualifying teams from all over the world to join us for Global Rounds that bring together our entire international community.

The Global Round in Melbourne (August 17-21) will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in the beautiful South Wharf area, just minutes from the center of one of Australia's most global cities.

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.

Melbourne Just as at our other two Global Rounds, many of the top teams will earn invitations to our annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University, and participants will learn, debate, and build new friendships among fellow scholars from all over the world. In Melbourne, they will also have the chance to meet penguins, koalas, and kangaroos.


Recommended Hotels

We encourage all participants to stay at one of our recommended hotels, which will include the Pan Pacific at the Convention Centre and many other options within walking distance. Booking details will be available 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 email us at [email protected].

Global Round Alternatives

Can't make it to Melbourne? Learn more about our Kuala Lumpur and Barcelona Global Rounds! Held in June and July, the other Global Rounds offer the same events and Tournament of Champions qualification opportunities as in Melbourne.

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.