Information on the conference

You can find some frequently asked questions below. Further information (such as country allocation and study guides) will be distributed once the first day of the conference approaches. If your question is not listed below, please feel free to send an e-mail to our Secretary at

Frequently asked questions

A Model United Nations, more commonly know as a MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations.

Participants are assigned to different countries for the duration of the conference as a delegate of that country. As a participant, you represent the official policies of the country you have been assigned to and defend these policies on different global issues. These issues are discussed within your Committee. In order to defend your country’s stance, you need to research the general policies of the country you are representing. Within the Committees, you employ specific knowledge about policies on given topics. This will also enable you to make sure your countries’ interests are properly represented in the resolutions that you and the other countries in your committee are going to draft.

The lecture days will expand your knowledge of the subjects that will be discussed during the second week: the actual conference week. During the conference, students represent a country during a fully-fledged United Nations Conference simulation. Resolutions are to be written, coalitions will be made or broken and an international court case will be simulated. All these events will be reviewed, reported and commented upon by the Press Department via a daily newspaper.
The Summer Course UNISCA 2017 is a bachelor course and consists of two weeks from the 3rd of July until the 14th of July. The first week you will attend several lectures and workshops that will prepare you for the actual conference week. In the second week the actual conference will take place, which will resemble the regular MUN model.

Please be aware that UNISCA is an academic programme, for which you are obliged to take an exam and hand in an academic position paper several weeks preceding the actual conference weeks.
The UNISCA 2017 Summer Course will take place from the 3rd of July to the 14th of July 2017. Applications close on the 4th of June 2017.
The course load of UNISCA 2017 consists of academic literature that is related to the topics that will be discussed in the different councils and committees of the conference. UNISCA is a subject at the University of Amsterdam that accounts for 6 ECTS. The grade for the subject is determined by an essay, an exam, and by a participation grade and presentation during the conference. Some preparation will be required before the start of the summer school.

Further information on the exact form of the examination will soon be announced.
The admittance fee for students that attend the University of Amsterdam or another university in the Netherlands is €109,-. This fee also applies to international students who are enrolled at a Dutch university.

The admittance fee for international students is €379,-. This consists of €109,- admittance fee and €45,- per EC.
UNISCA is a simulation of the United Nations. As such, the organization has opted for certain requirements concerning suitable attire.

The dresscode for UNISCA 2017 is business casual. Sneakers are not permitted.
More information on accommodation will follow soon.
Please refer to this page for our General Terms and Conditions.