Important Information for Local Schools

General Information

Georgetown University in Qatar is dedicated to creating a conference that is diverse and composed of students representing a variety of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.  Every year the conference host schools Qatar and across the world.  Annually the GUQ Model UN campus has schools that participate from almost every continent.  Last year’s conference included schools from 12 different countries and 4 continents.  

The GUQ MUN conference is dedicated to being inclusive of all local schools in Qatar.  Every year independent and private high schools participate in the conference, with 32 high schools from across Qatar participating in the conference. 

Conference Dates

Conference 2020: February 20-23, 2020

Application deadline: November 14, 2019

Notification of decision:  November 21, 2019

Conference Details

Our annual MUN conference is a forum for high school delegations of up to six students to debate current global issues and gain insight into the world of international politics and decision-making.        

The 2020 MUN Conference will be hosted at Georgetown University in Qatar from Thursday, February 20th to Sunday, February 23rd. Applications will be considered from school delegations only.                                                                            

The 2020 program will include:• Opening and Closing Ceremonies• Nine Committee Sessions chaired by Georgetown University in Qatar students• Cultural Night at Marriot Marquis Hotel

Conference Fee

The fee for a local school is 2600 QR

The participation fee for local schools is 2600 QR for a team of six students and one adult advisor. Payment of the participation fee must be received in full by wire transfer, cash or check by December 5th, 2019 in order to secure your delegation’s participation. Committee positions will only be distributed to your delegation after receipt of payment.

The participation fee covers all conference activities, lunch for all conference days, and the Cultural Night activity. 

Please Note: 

• The participation fee is non-refundable, even if a member of the delegation drops out or your delegation cancels.

• Name changes / substitutions will not be accepted after November 28th, 2019.

Financial assistance can be granted only in a partial waiver of the participation fee. Please detail the amount and circumstances of the request in the local schools application. A limited amount of funding is available at the discretion of Georgetown University in Qatar.

Training Opportunities

NEW Fall MUN 2019 Conference

Through the Fall MUN 2019 conference from Oct 31- Nov 2, we offer an exact simulation of our GMUN conference in 2020 at the Georgetown Building in Education City.  All local schools are highly encouraged to attend the Fall MUN! The conference is free of cost for all schools. Food will be provided. To learn more about the Fall MUN, click HERE 

Individual school trainings

Based on demand and availability, Georgetown offers individual trainings for local schools. The training dates for this academic year are 16 November 2019 and 18 January 2020. Please email us at if you would like to sign up for any of these trainings.

Contact Us

Questions?  Please contact our Georgetown Qatar MUN staff by emailing us here.