Feb 26, 2019

World Scholar's Cup

  • Crimson Education
  • Korea International School Seoul Campus, Gaepo-ro, Gaepo-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Multiple Competition Skill Building


The World Scholar's Cup (abbreviated as WSC) is an international team academic program with students participating from over 82 countries. The competition was founded by DemiDec, in particular by Daniel Berdichevsky, DemiDec's president, in 2006. The World Scholar's Cup has attracted what it calls "a global community of future scholars and leaders", and promotes that it allows participants to "discover strengths and skills you never knew you had."

It focuses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today. Each World Scholar's Cup Regional Round consists of four main events: the Scholar's Challenge, Collaborative Writing, The Team Debate, and the Scholar's Bowl. In addition to these four main events, at select tournaments additional activities take place. These activities are both social and academic, and strive to solidify the community aspect of the World Scholar's Cup.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

No age limit (age below 14 participates as junior division, above as senior devision)



They hand out a lot of medals. Top 3 candidates usually end up with 10 or more medals individually from different award categories.

Participation Cost


There is usually a small tournament fee that varies by round to help cover tournament expenses, including bringing staff out to manage the event. Almost always provide meals as part of that fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Teams(of three people) that qualify at regional rounds can participate at their choice of Global Rounds. Teams that qualify as top 10 can advance to the Final Rounds at Yale University.

Time Commitment


One day competition (need to learn the materials beforehand)

Application Process Includes

Application process includes: online registration