Frequently Asked Questions
# What is MUN?
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students assume the role of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. During the simulation process, student delegates give speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure – all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
#Who can participate?
Anyone who is 15 years and or older can participate in Baux train22.
#How can I participate?
By clicking the ‘Apply’ button you’ll be redirected to the application page, after completing your application form and the payment procedure, we will provide with further details.
#Can I represent my own country/may I choose?
In MarmaraMUN’20 you can’t represent your own country however you may choose which country you want to present, but don’t forget that first come first served!
# Is previous experience required to apply as a chair?
To apply as a chair, previous experience at least as a delegate is required. As the complexity of a committee advances, so does, however, the level of experience required from the chair.
#“Are there scholarships or financial support for delegates?”
Unfortunately, there is no scholarship or financial support for delegates. Our budget does not allow us to support delegates’ travel and/or accommodation expenses or to waive their standard fee.
#What does Participation/Conference Fee cover?
the participation in the conference;
materials, placards, certificates, conference guide;
lunch during the conference;
coffee, tea and cake during the coffee breaks;
beverages (including snacks and water bottles) during the MarmaraMUN 2020.
#Does MarmaraMUN have refund policy?
If any participant wants to cancel their participation at leats two week prior to the commencement of the Conference, Marmara MUN Conference will only refund 50% of the participation fee. If they cancel after the period abovementioned, Marmara MUN Conference will not refund any fees.
Under Force Majeute conditions, the refund policy is as follows:
If any participant wants to cancel their participation and demands a refund, Marmara MUN Conference will only refund the amount of balance which has not yet been used for any expenses whether it is for that specific participant or for the entire organisation.
This means, with the payment of any fees to Marmara MUN Conference, the participants are accepting that the amount refunded can vary due to time differences of expense payments.
For example, if a participant wants to cancel their participation one day before the conference, when all the services and materials for them has already been provided and their expenses covered, they will not be able to get a refund. On the other hand, for example, if they demand a refund five months prior to conference, they will be able to get a considerable amount refunded since most of the payments have not been made.
# What is the dress code at the MarmaraMUN?
The dress code during the conference is formal western business attire and it will be strictly implemented.
#Where will the conference be held?
The conference will be held in Bahçeşehir University.
# What are the differences of MarmaraMUN compared to Turkish MUN System?
We won’t have Under Secretary Generals. Instead, chairs will write the study guide and also direct the committee.
The committees for High School and University level students will be separated.
#How much are the fees for participating in MarmaraMUN?
You can find the related information in the link below:
#What is your refund policy?
MarmaraMUN will not refund any completed payment in any circumstance except a force majuere event or a circumstance derived solely from MarmaraMUN's actions.
#How do I know which country I will represent?
After completing the application and the payment procedure, we will contact you via email providing further details regarding your allocations.
#How can I prepare for the conference?
Study guides for the topics debated in a specific committee will be made available. You are expected not to limit yourself with the Study Guide and make further researches. Usually, online researches are enough for MUNs.
# Will workshops be organized?
Yes, we will organize workshops in order for participants to have a better understanding of the procedures. You can follow our social media accounts to see the topics of the workshops as the date gets closer.
#What is a position paper?
A position paper is a maximum one and a half page document describing a topic, your country’s position, and possible solutions.
#Do we have to write Position Papers in MarmaraMUN? If yes, how many?
Yes, as MarmaraMUN we are requiring Position Papers. Delegates are responsible for having in-depth knowledge about both topics and they are responsible for researching and writing one paper per topic, two papers total. Each delegate must be familiar with the other topic as they must share in the thinking and development of both topics.
#Will the official language at the Conference be English?
Yes, every committee’s official language will be English.
#Where can I evaluate whether I need a visa for my stay in Turkey?
You can check the following site to see whether you need a visa or not: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
# Does MarmaraMUN provide a visa letter of invitation for my school group/for a delegate?
Yes. To request a visa Letter of Invitation from MarmaraMUN, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information entered into a spreadsheet for every registered participant:
Full name as on Passport Country that issued the Passport
Date of birth
Country of Issue
In order to qualify for a Letter of Invitation, you must meet both of the following criteria:
• Be registered as a delegate, chair, or observer;
• Have paid the conference registration and accommodation fee in full.
MarmaraMUN will not, under any circumstances, provide the Visa Letter of Invitation for visa application paperwork to any individual who does not meet the two criteria listed above. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your application to be processed.
Please note that you HAVE TO book an accommodation pack and complete the payment for it in order to receive a Visa Letter. MarmaraMUN is not responsible for late payment of the fee and thus, rejection of the visa for submitting the Visa Letter late.