Model United Nations Course

Winter 2022 information will be available in October

The uOttawa Winter 2022 Course will be held every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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Model United Nations Course

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 FSS 3295 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 COVD-19 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:

Application Process for the Model United Nations Course

Administrative Procedures

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.

To apply:

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 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.


Important Dates

Please note that some dates may change.

Event Date
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
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