Application Process


Application Overview

HMUN is committed to serve the future leaders of the world. We are looking for student leaders who are ready to tackle some of the world's most plaguing issues and bring about innovative solutions to the conference. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and interests. We welcome and encourage all students to apply for this educational experience.

Applications for HMUN 2020 opened on May 17th, 2019. Click here to apply through our online database.

Please note that due to the competitive nature of HMUN applications, acceptance to the conference is not guaranteed. We strongly discourage schools from making travel arrangements prior to receiving a confirmation of their acceptance and country assignment.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for HMUN 2020, applicants must be 13 years of age or older and enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a high school during the period of January 24 to January 27, 2019. College students are not eligible to apply for HMUN 2020.

We understand that some high schools may culminate before the dates of the conference. You are eligible to apply to HMUN 2019 as long as you will not be matriculated in a college during the period of January 30th to February 2nd, 2020. 

HMUN 2020 is open to students who are:

  • Of any nationality or citizenship

  • Of any gender, race, or ethnicity

  • At least 13 years old

  • Currently enrolled in high school or recent graduates of high school

  • Will not be matriculated in a college during the period of January 30th to February 2nd, 2020. 

Once accepted, students must be accompanied by a faculty advisor. Teachers, university students, parents, administrators, and other adults 18 years of age or older are eligible to serve as faculty advisors. Any individual who is eligible to participate at HMUN as a delegate is ineligible to serve as a faculty advisor.


Registration Deadlines

Priority Registration Deadline I: June 15th, 2019

Priority Registration Deadline II: August 30th, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: October 4th, 2019


Application Instructions

Students interested in applying to the conference may apply through a school or as an individual delegate.

As such, applicants may apply through three different channels:

  • Large Delegations: Schools with more than 8 students are considered large delegations. Students in large delegations may find themselves in all three committee types - the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies, and the Specialized Agencies. Please keep in mind that schools may receive no more than two General Assembly assignments. Additional students under a large delegation may also apply via the Specialized Application. 

  • Small Delegations: Schools with 8 or fewer students are considered small delegations. Students in small delegations may find themselves in the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies, and the Specialized Agencies. Additional students under a small delegation may also apply via the Specialized Application.

  • Individual Delegates: Indiviudals not applying as a delegation through their school may also apply to HMUN through MUNBase. Note that applicants applying as individual delegates must also be accompanied by a faculty advisor. 

Specialized Application: HMUN holds a separate additional application process for all committees in the Specialized Agencies except for Security Council and Historical Security Council. All delegates wishing to apply as part of the specialized agency must first submit a general application on MUNBase. The Specialized Application will later become available to students applying as individual delegates or as a part of a delegation. Specialized Applications will open later in the month

Prior to applying, please take a look at our country assignment information below.

Please locate our possible country assignments being offered at HMUN 2020 here.

Due to the large number of schools interested in HMUN, we will assign no more than two General Assembly delegations or one General Assembly and one Economic and Social Council delegation to any single school. Schools that apply for two Economic and Social Council delegations may be assigned one General Assembly delegation instead. Please note that a delegation in the General Assembly may also include seats on the Security Council and Historical Security Council. Positions on the Regional Bodies committees are also assigned as part of the General Assembly country delegations, although the Regional Bodies committees are part of the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies organ.

Country assignments are determined by a variety of factors, including model United Nations experience, number of delegates requested, and country preferences. If you are not assigned one of the countries you requested, it may be to ensure that you receive the number of spots requested.

Application Decisions

Each year, HMUN receives a large number of applications and the selection process is highly competitive. Each application is carefully reviewed by the Secretariat of HMUN and evaluated holistically based on previous model United Nations experience, delegate performance, attendance at past HMUN conferences, and the students' motivation and commitment.

Please note that a submitted application does not necessarily mean acceptance to the conference. HMUN reserves the right to administer acceptances to the conference.

Dates and Timeline

HMUN applications are highly competitive; therefore, we greatly encourage delegations to apply by the two priority application deadlines in order to increase their chances of acceptance. The application decisions will be released according to the schedule found below:

  • Applications received before June 15th (our First Priority Application Deadline): mid to late July

  • Applications received between June 15th and August 30 (our Second Priority Application Deadline): early September

  • Applications received on August 30 or later: reviewed on a rolling basis

  • Specialized Application received before October 4th, 2019: mid-late October

Please note that the Regular Registration Deadline is October 4th, 2019.

You may also find this information in the application portal.

Upon Acceptance

 Conference Costs:

  • 80 USD per school

  • 80 USD per delegate

  • 65 USD per faculty advisor

After You Apply

  • Please do not make arrangements surrounding travel, room and board, and scheduling prior to acceptance.

  • Check in to the application portal MUNbase for application decisions. Application decisions will be released according to the schedule found below. 

  • Please do not hesitate to reach out to our administration team anytime via email at info@harvardmun.org.