Model United Nations Course
The deadline to submit an online application for the Winter 2021 Model UN Course is 4pm on October 12, 2020.
The uOttawa Winter 2021 Course will be held every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30. Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, the April New York Model UN Conference will be held at a distance.
Model UN conferences bring together students from across the world to simulate sessions of United Nations bodies, such as the Security Council and General Assembly committees. Students represent different countries and advance their foreign policies, as they debate the issues and crises that face the world today.
The Model United Nations course will cover a variety of subject matter, from development to environment to international security. Students will learn about the UN system, a country’s domestic and foreign policy interests, and multilateral diplomacy. They will develop their research, analytic, public speaking, as well as diplomatic skills.
The course FSS3295 is sanctioned by six units. Through participation in the in-class activities, students will gain understanding and experience of international diplomacy, familiarity with current issues, and confidence in their communication skills.
To cap off the course, students will participate in the prestigious National Model United Nations conference, held in New York City in the spring. Due to the COVD19 pandemic, this conference will be held at a distance. During this five-day simulation, delegates get the opportunity to meet students from around the world.
Contact information: fssinternational@uOttawa.ca
Application Process for the Model United Nations Course
1. Eligibility Criteria
When applying, candidates must meet certain requirements:
- Must be registered in an Honours Bachelor offered at the University of Ottawa
- Have completed a minimum of 54 credits in their program at the time they submit their candidacy
- Be able to speak fluently in English
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6.0
- Have an in-depth knowledge of international relations or international law
- Be able to defend ideas in public
- Be able to participate in a 6 hour preparatory meeting in November if necessary
- Be able to participate, at a distance, in a preparatory conference (Quebec Model United Nations) and at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City
2. Application Process for FSS 3295
Interested students are required to submit their candidacy no later than October 12, 2020 BEFORE 4 p.m. Candidates will be selected according to their experiences and knowledge that could be deemed useful to Model United Nations conferences.
If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email by October 23, 2020. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Due to the high number of applications, we won't be able to give feedback on applications.
- You must apply to FSS 3195 by completing the online application form.
3. Documents to be Completed Before Beginning of Course
- Code of Conduct
4. FSS 3295 A - Model United Nations Course Registration
If selected for the course, we will provide the registration form by email in November 2020. The completed form must be returned by email to fssinter@uOttawa.ca if the form is scanned (if you choose the last method, please make sure that the information is legible). Registration for this course is not possible through uOcampus.
Fee associated with the course and the National Model United Nations-NY
Since the New York Conference will be held at a distance, there are no fees associated with the course.
Please note that some dates may change.
|ZOOM Information Meeting||September 21 from noon to 1 p.m.|
|Deadline to submit application form||October 12, 2020 at 4 p.m.|
|Course registration (if admitted)||November 2020 (to be confirmed)|
|Code of conduct||First day of class|
|QMUN - (at a distance)||Dates to be determined|
|NMUN in New York City (at a distance)||April 5 to April 9, 2021|