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What is UWC?

The United World Colleges are a group of fourteen colleges across the world where young people come together to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and to start conversations about how to make the world a more peaceful and sustainable place.

Is UWC for you?

Do you want to expand your horizons? Are you passionate about working towards a better world? At a UWC, you will live with people from all over the globe, study a rigorous academic programme, and engage in community service activities. If this sounds appealing, UWC may be for you. 

What is a National Committee?

Applicants to UWC do not apply to a specific college - rather they apply to a National Committee in their country of residence or citizenship. The UWC Great Britain National Committee select from students aged 15-16 who have lived in the UK for the past three years, or those with a British passport who live abroad, and sends successful applicants to any of the 14 colleges worldwide. Find out more about eligibility criteria.

Is there financial aid available?

There are a limited number of scholarships available for British applicants, and they are awarded for both need and merit. While we aim to make sure that no-one is prevented from attending a UWC for financial reasons, our funds are limited and we can not guarantee a scholarship for every student.

What is the applications process like?

The initial stage involves answering some written questions and providing references. Applicants who are successful at this stage will be invited to interview in December 2014 at the United World College of the Atlantic in South Wales (please see here for exact dates). Those who are successful at interview will be allocated to one of the fourteen colleges. The college allocation is based on the preferences and interests of the applicant, their personal attributes, and any relevant personal circumstances.

This sounds great - where do I sign up?

Eligible students can apply through our dedicated applications website. For September 2015 entry, applications close on October 27th 2014, and interviews will take place in December 2014. All the key dates are available here.
Don't want to apply straight away?

Sign up to our newsletter! Check the box identifying yourself as a Zero Year, which is our term for people who are interested but are not yet studying at a UWC.

I'm not sure yet - I want to find out more!

If you prefer, you can send an email to selections@uwcgb.org.
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