UWC is the one of the only global educational NGOs that bring students together from all walks of life, selected from within their own countries, on merit and regardless of race, religion, politics, and their financial strength these students join hands at one of thirteen UWC schools and colleges that aim to foster international understanding and peace.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
UWC is open to all international students who are looking for either a pre-university education or a tertiary agricultural course in a multi-cultural, values-based environment.
UWC schools and colleges currently follow one of three models:
• Colleges that offer a two-year pre-university diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB).
• Schools that offer the IB Diploma within the context of a larger school, providing students of other ages the opportunity to gain a UWC experience.
• A three-year tertiary level agricultural and training program taught at Simón Bolívar UWC of Agriculture in Venezuela.
Colleges teaching a two-year pre-university diploma
Students who seek to pursue a pre-university diploma should normally be aged between 15 and 17 years old at the application stage and have already completed 10 or 11 years of formal education. Students should normally be 16 or 17 when they start at a UWC college. Academic requirements vary from country to country.
The teaching language of these colleges is English, with the exception of UWC Costa Rica which is bilingual Spanish and English. Previous knowledge of the teaching language is not usually necessary. The colleges will offer support if you do not have previous language knowledge.
UWC South East Asia – (Ages 4-18)
Waterford Kamhlaba UWC – (Ages 11-18)
UWC Maastricht – (Ages 2-18)
The teaching language at these three schools is English.
Simon Bolívar UWC is a tertiary agricultural college and in order to be eligible to apply students are normally between the ages of 17-18 and are already high school graduates. The teaching language at Simon Bolívar UWC is Spanish.