“Is there an age restriction at HamMUN?”
The participation is open for everyone between the age of 18 and 35. Our age restriction policy is strict, we are sorry that there can be no exceptions.
“Is there a minimun or maximum amount of delegates per delegation?”
The word delegation suggests that at least two people collaborate and work together, but there is of course also the option to register as a single delegate.
As countries and positions are assigned individually, there is also no maximum amount of delegates. In short: Everyone is welcome.
The only limit is the total number of available assignments at the HamMUN.
“Is previous experience required to apply as a chair?”
To apply as a chair, previous experience at least as a delegate is required. As the complexity of a committee advances, so does, however, the level of experience required from the chair.
“Is previous experience required to apply as a delegate?”
To apply as a delegate no previous experience is required, apart from speaking English. Please keep in mind that you may not be accepted for more advanced committees if you don't have any previous experience.
For your preparation we, however, recommend you to get in touch with your local MUN society before the conference in order to practice. It is also helpful to meet for mock sessions if you register as a delegation.
“Are there stipends or financial support for delegates?”
Unfortunately there is no stipend or financial support for delegates. Our budget does not allow us to support delegates’ travel and/or accommodation expenses or to waive their standard fee.
“What is the dress code at the HamMUN?”
The dress code during the conference is formal western business attire.
Male participants must wear a business suite with a tie. Female participants must wear flat shoes or moderately high heels; skirts must reach the knees.
“Which places of prayer are there in Hamburg?”
Originally, Hamburg traditionally is a Lutheran evangelic town. But because it is a multicultural and very diverse city, there are many faiths represented here. These are, though there are many more, the main places of worship:
- Synagoge Hamburg, situated in the traditionally Jewish Grindel neighbourhood;
- Christianskirche, baroque church in Ottensen;
- Dreieinigkeitskirche St. Georg, post-war church with Baroque steeple in Sankt Georg;
- St.-Marien-Dom St. Georg, since 1995, this neo-romanesque church is the cathedral of the youngest Roman Catholic archbishop of Germany. Though the church has not the splendor one might expect, next to it you may find the first statue world wide of the late pope, John-Paul II.
- Flussschifferkirche, Germany’s only floating church next to the Speicherstadt.
- Imam-Ali-Mosque, biggest of all mosques in Hamburg. Centre of the religious and cultural life of the huge Iranian community. The Imams of Hamburg happen to have played important roles in Iran’s religious and political everyday life since their installation in the 1950s.
- International Baptist Church (IBC-Hamburg), biggest English-speaking church in Hamburg.
- St. Thomas Becket Anglican Church, first non-Lutheran parish permitted in Hamburg after reformation. The classical building from 1831 is close to St. Michaeliskirche.