FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I have a scholarship?

A: For this year’s online conference we decided to organize the “Decade of Action Challenge” instead of scholarships. Click here for further information.

Q: Is the conference open for any participants?

A: Yes, BayernMUN is open to anyone that is interested in Model UN, speaks English, pays the conference fee and has the technical prequisitiones (see below). The conference is especially open for university students, but we also do accept smaller groups of high school students.

Q: Will I be refunded if I have already paid for the in-person conference but can’t make it to the virtual conference?

A: Yes, since the current situation does not allow that the conference takes place in-person you will be fully refunded.

Q: Will I be refunded if I have already paid for the virtual conference but can’t make it? (e.g. due to illness)

A: Unfortunately, we can not provide full refunds after 1st of February since we are paying per user for the accounts of the video conferencing tool and other professional software. However, after this deadline a general administrative charge of 5‎€ will apply in case of cancellations; from 15.01.2021 we will not be able to refund your fees in case of a cancellation of any kind.

Q: How can I pay the conference fee?

A: Our webshop accepts payments via PayPal and credit card.

Q: What do I need to do to participate? Do I need to send a CV?

A: All that is required formally to participate is to complete the online registration, to pay the conference fee and to have the technical prerequisites. In addition, participants should be familiar with the goals and intentions of a Model UN conference and with Rules of Procedure in general (the exact Rules of Procedure for this specific conference are made available to the participants). Also, we expect participants to prepare for the topics on the provisional agenda and to represent their chosen/assigned country realistically. We do not need a CV or other documentation.

Q: How many people can represent a country?

A: Delegations of two are encouraged but not mandatory for the General Assembly and not possible in the Security Council.

Q: Will the conference be in English?

A: Yes. The BayernMUN conference and all information will be run and made available in English.

Q: What are the technical prerequisites?

A: To participate in the virtual BayernMUN2021 conference you have to make sure you have sufficient bandwidth for video-conferencing. Additionally, participants should have a webcam and a headset/ microphone appropriate to make the most out of the virtual event. Please test your settings in due time before the conference. The conference itself will run on Gatherly (www.gatherly.io) which requires the Google Chrome browser. All participants will get more detailed information on how to set up their account for the used web-tools one week in advance of the conference.