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Application Process

The United World Colleges is an international organisation dedicated to providing a superior education
in an environment which promotes international co-operation and community service. Schools are based
in Southern Africa, North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

A limited number of full scholarships include the full cost of 2 years of tuition, accommodation, meals and may include travel/pocket money. Partial scholarships may include up to 75% of school fees where the remainder will have to be funded by the applicant. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • South African resident who is  16-18 years old and in Grade 11   (preferably) or Grade 12 in August 2018.
  • Achieve at least a B aggregate in their most recent exams and preferably be in   the top 10% of their year.
  • Have an active commitment to achieving positive change towards a more   equitable world.
  • Display enthusiasm and the ability to interact with people from different     cultures while representing South Africa abroad.

The two year course of study is the International Baccalaureate which is recognised for entry into tertiary institutions around the world, including South Africa.

Selection is solely on the basis of merit. Scholarship support means that students can be selected regardless of their financial means. Colleges, National Committees and the International Organisation raise scholarship funds from UWC graduates, friends, foundations, non-governmental organisations, companies, individual benefactors and governments. The number of places available to the UWC Scholarship Trust of South Africa in any year depends on the allocation by each College and the scholarship funds available. Given the South African socio economic realities, parents may be requested to contribute to scholarships awarded to
their child.

Deadline for full applications : Wednesday, 14 February 2018


CLICK Below to download a copy of the APPLICATION form.