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 17 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 26 high schools from across Qatar participating in the conference. 

 

Conference Dates

Conference 2019: February 21st to 24th, 2019

Application deadline: November 1, 2018

Notification of decision:  November 7, 2018

 

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 2019 MUN Conference will be hosted at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha, Qatar from Thursday, February 21st to Sunday, February 24th. Applications will be considered from school delegations only.                                                                            


The 2019 program will include:
• Opening and Closing Ceremonies
• Nine Committee Sessions chaired by Georgetown University in Qatar students
• Cultural Night / Visit to the Georgetown University in Qatar campus

 

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 November 15th, 2018 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 15th, 2018.

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

Individual school trainings

Based on demand and availability, Georgetown offers individual trainings for local schools.  These trainings take place on the second and third Saturdays in November at Georgetown University in Education City.  While Georgetown cannot hold an individual training for each local school, we encourage local schools to attend at least one of these training sessions in November.  

Local Schools Training Day

We offer a Local Schools Training Day on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at the Georgetown Building in Education City.  All local schools are highly encouraged to attend this mock MUN! The training day is free of cost for all schools and usually occurs from 9am-4pm. 

 

Contact Us

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