Scholarships and Fees

Scholarships and fees

The UWC U.S. Selection Committee is charged with selecting outstanding students each year to represent the United States at UWC schools and colleges around the world.  

Many of those selected will become Davis Scholars, who are guaranteed a merit award of $25,000 for each of two years toward the cost of attendance—regardless of a family’s income.  Additional aid—up to 100% of the total cost of attendance— is also available, based on a family’s demonstrated need. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and be either 16 or 17 years old on September 1 of the year they intend to enroll. In addition, Davis Scholars must demonstrate significant ties to the U.S. or that they have lived in the U.S. a major portion of their lives.

Additional non-scholarship students may also be selected. These students will be offered places at UWC with partial or no financial support and do not need to have lived in the U.S. as long as they possess valid U.S. passports.

Students in the U.S. who fall outside these eligibility requirements may contact the Director of  Admissions (admission@uwc-usa.org) at UWC-USA to explore potential additional options.

The U.S. Selection Committee selects students of any race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, and with any differences in ability to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to UWC students. We do not discriminate in violation of any law or statute in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

Application Deadlines:

  • October 15, Early Application.  Students who apply by October 15 are indicating a clear commitment to UWC, and they will receive notification as to whether or not they will proceed to the interview stage by November 1. 
  • December 1, Regular Application.

Students may choose to apply by either deadline.

“The striking feature of the United World Colleges is that they embrace the entire world across all divides of race, history, culture, wealth, religion, economic status and political belief.”

— Nelson Mandela, former UWC President