Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
Model United Nation is an educational and academic simulation of the United Nations which helps students to learn more about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN is a very effective conference which contributes to participants’ researching, lobbying, negotiation, and writing skills.

What is ITUMUN?
Istanbul Technical University Model United Nations Conference (ITUMUN) is a Model United Nations conference held in Istanbul Technical University since 2014.

Is there a dress code in ITUMUN 2018?
The dress code for ITUMUN 2018 is formal business attire throughout the Conference during formal sessions, coffee breaks, workshops, and ceremonies. Business attire would be appropriate for female participants. Suits, ties and jackets would be appropriate for male participants. It is absolutely not allowed to wear casual clothes. Special dress codes for social events will be announced beforehand.

Where and when will ITUMUN 2018 be held?
ITUMUN 2018 will be held at Istanbul Technical University Ayazağa campus, Istanbul from August 14 to August 17, 2018.

Academic

What is the official language of the conference?
Official languages of ITUMUN 2018 are French, English and Turkish (based on the Conference’s Turkish and French committees. However, this does not mean that participants are allowed to speak more than one language in their committees. Official languages for every committee will be declared in the Rules of Procedure of ITUMUN 2018.

Do I need previous experience to participate?
Yes, you need to have at least one MUN experience before attending ITUMUN 2018.

How can I get prepared for the conference?
You can get prepared by reading your committee’s study guide and doing some research about your country and committee. Study guides will be published on our website.

How many delegates will represent a country in each committee?
Just one delegate will be representing their allocated country in a committee.

Is it compulsory to attend all sessions?
The limit of absence is 2 sessions. Delegates who miss more than 2 sessions will not be able to receive their Certificate of Participation.

Are there any workshops for participants?
Yes, there will be workshops for delegates. The content and the date will be announced soon.

Logistic

Does the conference fee cover meals?
Yes, it covers lunch also there will be some treats in the morning and evening.

Does the conference fee cover accommodation?
The conference fee including accommodation is available on our website. If you don’t wish to receive accommodation during the Conference, you may choose to pay the fee which does not include accommodation.

Is the transportation from the airport or terminal going to be provided?
The transportation may be provided for delegations coming from abroad provided that enough and timely information about their logistics is given to the Organisation Team of ITUMUN 2018.

Organizational

Who can apply?
High school and university students are eligible to apply to ITUMUN 2018.

What is the deadline for early registration?
The early registration period will come to an end on June 1, 2018.

Does ITUMUN 2018 provide scholarship?
Unfortunately, ITUMUN 2018 does not provide any kind of scholarship to participants.

Are there any limits for delegations?
There is no limitation for the maximum number of delegates in a delegation. However, there is a limitation for the minimum number of delegates in a delegation. The minimum number of delegates for delegations is 3 in ITUMUN 2018.

Are the social events included in the fee?
No, social events are not included. Fees of social events will be announced and fees of these events will be collected in the conference from participants willing to join.