Starting as a student initiative in 1997, UNISCA established itself as a sophisticated and high-quality student conference that attracts ambitious participants from across the globe. It prides itself on establishing an intense and rewarding two-week program. Participants not only get to participate in a thrilling Model United Nations but also expand their horizon intellectually by receiving interesting lectures by renowned speakers. Furthermore, UNISCA offers amazing evening activities where participants make friends for a life-time.
In the first week of UNISCA students will receive lectures on subjects that relate to the topics discussed during the second week: the actual conference. Aside from writing a position paper before the first week starts, participants will write a compulsory exam near the end of the first week on the subjects in order to be eligible for the 6 ECTS academic credits. The grade for UNISCA as an official University of Amsterdam subject is determined by an essay, an exam, a participation grade and by a presentation during the conference.
The course load of UNISCA 2021 consists of academic literature that is related to the topics that will be discussed in the different councils and committees during the conference.
In the second week the actual conference will start. Participants will be assigned to their preferred UNISCA track. As a delegate of a country, one will represent that states’ national interests in the debates. As a judge, one will handle inter-state cases in the ICJ moot-court, as a Journalist, one will review, report and comment upon all the developments in the daily newspaper.
On almost all evenings a fun evening activity awaits you. Prepare to get to know Amsterdam like a local!
Three elements of UNISCA
“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth...
these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment.
Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. ”
~ Ban Ki-moon ~
Conference Schedule 2021
*** During the weekend you are free to explore Amsterdam***
Applications will open in a few months! (date TBA). One has to be enrolled in a university and younger than 30 years to be able to participate in UNISCA. Also, a proficiency in English is required. In order to apply successfully, each aspiring participant is expected to deliver:
Once you are accepted into the conference, you will receive further instructions from the Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Due to COVID-19, it is unclear as of today if the conference will be held online or offline. The matter of the conference fee has yet to be discussed, but would the conference take place online, the fee would be lower than the fee paid for attending an in-person conference.
UNISCA is a simulation of the United Nations. As such, we oblige participants to dress accordingly. The dress code is business casual for the first lecture week and formal for the second conference week.
General Terms & Conditions
Please refer to this page for our General Terms and Conditions.