Frequently Asked Questions

How does the visa process work?

Once you have registered and paid for the conference, you can request a visa letter via our ticketing system or by email to delegates@zumun.ch. We will then send you a digital version of our invitation letter within a week. Once received, you can print the letter and send it to your country’s embassy. For more information on the application process for a swiss visa or whether you require a visa to enter Switzerland, visit the visa page on our website: zumun.ch/visa

What is the cost of attendance?

The cost of attendance for university and high school delegates is CHF 100 per delegate. The fee includes the conference fee and the social packet fee. Faculty advisors pay CHF 60 per faculty advisor. The early-bird discount for delegates and faculty advisors registering and paying before November 1st 2018 is CHF 10 per person.

Costs for accommodation, food and transportation are not included in the conference fees.

Refer to zumun.ch/conference-fees for additional information.

 

What about accommodation?

We do not offer accomodation during as part of the conference, so it is very important that you arrange it yourself for your stay in Zurich. In any case, please be reminded that it is important that you stay in the city. Consequently, you should make sure that you do not need more than 30 minutes to reach the center of Zurich from your accommodation. You can also refer to our Accomodation page zumun.ch/accommodation for further information and tips.

 

Do I already need to have previous experience?

If you consider yourself a beginner in MUN, you are of course still welcome to attend committee sessions at ZuMUN. For delegates with no or little previous knowledge about MUN, we do however recommend visiting one of the workshops we offer at the conference or doing some reading up on MUN procedures beforehand, as the experience is usually more fun and fruitful if you know how MUN works. We also send out a study guide some weeks before the conference which should provide you with all the necessary information about the topic you will be discussing in your committee, however you are still recommended to do your own research on the matter and your country’s position in particular.

 

Are there scholarships to attend the conference?

Unfortunately, we are unable to award scholarships to delegates or faculty advisors.

 

What is the dress code?

The dress code at ZuMUN is Western Business Attire for the formal part of the conference (sessions and ceremonies). This does exclude socials.

 

Is there an age restriction?

The minimum age requirement for ZuMUN is 14.

 

Can I attend as a single high school delegate?

As long as you are underage, we require that you are accompanied by a faculty advisor, in which case it is not possible for you to register as a single delegate. However, if you are of age and a high school student, feel free to register as a single delegate via the university delegate form. Though, please note that you are a high school delegate and indicate your preference in the form’s Miscellaneous comments box.

 

What is a faculty advisor?

A delegate who is still a minor is required to be accompanied by a faculty advisor for the entire duration of the conference. A faculty advisor is a person of age (usually a teacher or parent/ legal guardian) who is thought to assist with all of the logistics of attending the conference. Although recommended, he or she does not need prior Model United Nations experience.

 

Who can become a faculty advisor?

The faculty advisor acts as our first point of contact during the conference and is responsible for you as a delegate. Therefore, the faculty advisor has to be over the age of 18 and has to be present in Zurich during the whole conference. This faculty advisor is also responsible for the students’ online registration, paying the delegate fees, presenting themselves at the registration office on the first day to confirm the arrival of their delegation, as well as for the well-being of their delegation members for the duration of the conference. ZuMUN does not take on any responsibility for supervising minors.

 

What is the refund policy?

We offer a 50% refund for delegates that cancel their participation before January 1st 2019.  Participants that cannot attend ZuMUN due to a visa rejection can still apply for a refund after the deadline. Please note however that due to our payment system, refunds after 90 days from payment are not possible in either case.

 

When are the study guides published?

The study guides are due to be published in early march. Once online, you can find them on zumun.ch/preparation.

 

How can I contact the ZuMUN team?

ZuMUN Organising Team Members can be contacted via the online contact form (zumun.ch/tickets) or via e-mail to registration@zumun.ch.