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The application for the 2017-18 school year is now closed. Applications for the 2018-19 school year will open in the early summer of 2017.


If you thrive on challenge, believe in making a difference, and are ready to work harder than you may have ever worked in your life, the UWC experience might be right for you. The application process is rigorouswe want to know you are serious! Keep in mind:

  • A full submission includes three recommendation letters. Teachers, counselors, and extracurricular supervisors can submit their recommendations here

  • There is no application fee. 

  • 50 U.S. citizens and residents who are accepted to a UWC receive full merit scholarships that cover fees, room, and board for the two-year program.

  • U.S. students may apply only in their sophomore or junior year. You cannot be older than 18 years of age in the year you intend to enroll 

  • Non U.S. students must apply via the national committee in their home country.

  • If you are accepted as a high school senior, you must still complete the two-year UWC program. Your second year would be considered a “gap” or “fifth” year.

  • There are 17 UWC schools and colleges available to students in the fall of 2017. When you apply, you can rank your preference of campus, but we can’t guarantee you’ll get your first choice.

  • The application deadline for Davis Scholarships (for the 2018/19 academic year) will be in the fall of 2017.

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The UWC Candidate

The UWC Candidate

Curious explorers. Critical thinkers. Determined change-makers. Compassionate citizens. Does that sound like you?


Application Details

Application Details

Unlike traditional schools, students apply to UWC National Committees rather than the school directly.



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DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA is one of 16 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, and Wales.

DID YOU KNOW

UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.

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UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

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Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.

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Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

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UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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