FAQ

Delegates are accommodated either in a hotel in town or at private hosts’ places – mostly students of the university. 

Generally, there is no previous experience required to participate in the conference. As the whole conference including the debates will be held in English, we only expect sufficient knowledge of said language.

Please note that for the advanced committees we reserve the right to decline an application lacking previous experience. In any case, we encourage you to attend debates before applying to the SGMUN conference, particularly in your local MUN society.

The SGMUN conference is targeted specifically at university students. Therefore, and for legal reasons, the minimum age requirement is 18 years.

Keep it business formal.

We are very sorry to hear that you cannot join us at the conference. The following refund policy applies:

  • 100% during the first 72 hours after you registered.
  • 75% refund for cancellations > 2 months before the conference
  • 50% refund for cancellations 1 – 2 months before the conference
  • No refund for cancellations < 1 month before the conference

Position papers are required for this conference.

St. Gallen is a small city in eastern Switzerland. It is known particularly as the home of the University of St. Gallen, which is one of the top business schools in Europe as well as the main location of the conference.

In most cases, the easiest way to reach St. Gallen is to first book a flight to the airport Zürich Kloten. From there, we advise you to take one of the direct trains from the airport in Zurich to the main station in St. Gallen. These trains run relatively frequently every 30 minutes, however, we still advise you to inform yourself. You can buy a ticket online or at the airport train station.

At the main station in St. Gallen, you will see members of the organizing team ready to welcome you.

Before booking your flight, please make sure to check whether you need a visa to travel to Switzerland. You can do so here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/publiservice/weisungen-kreisschreiben/visa/liste1_staatsangehoerigkeit.html

If you need a visa, we will provide you with an invitation letter upon request and after you have payed the registration fee. Please send us an email to delegates@sgmun.org with your details.

We kindly ask you to independently take care of the issue after receiving your letter, as the SGMUN conference is not responsible for any complications regarding travel restrictions.

One of the main advantages of the city is that most places are easily reachable by foot.

Depending on the location of your accommodation and your personal preferences, you might want to buy a ticket for public transport. Students who live far from University tend to particularly use the bus. If you want to purchase a ticket, we recommend getting it directly at the main station or at one of the machines of the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB). They are located at any bus or train station. A one-day ticket costs 6.40 CHF, one-way ticket 2.30 CHF and a group ticket (10 or more people) comes at 5.20 CHF. For more information we kindly refer you to the ticket page of OSTWIND, the official public transport provider for eastern Switzerland:

http://www.ostwind.ch/abos-tickets/billette

In case there are any other uncertainties or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We will try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

Yes, you can find them here.

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