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 2017: February 23rd to 26th 2017

Application Deadline: November 13th, 2016

Notification of Acceptance to the Conference:  November 20th, 2016


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 2017 MUN Conference will be hosted at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha, Qatar from Thursday, February 23rd to Sunday, February 26th. Applications will be considered from school delegations only.                                                                            

The 2017 program will include:
• Opening and Closing Ceremonies
• Six 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 December 10th, 2016 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 December 3rd, 2016.

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 can occur at Georgetown or at the respective school.  While Georgetown cannot guarantee to hold an individual training for each local school, but we will do our best for schools that would like one.  GUQ can only give one personalized training per school per academic year.

Local Schools Training Day

We offer a Local Schools Training Day on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the Georgetown Building in Education City.  All local schools are highly encouraged to attend! 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.