UWC Uganda 2021 Applications
Opportunities to Study at a UWC
“The striking thing about United World Colleges (UWC) is that they embrace the entire world across all divides of race, history, culture, wealth, religion, economic status, and political belief: they are unique, and they are conscious of their responsibilities.” N. Mandela, Honorary President
The UWC is an education movement comprising international schools and colleges teaching the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Students are selected from around the globe based on their merit and potential. Making education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures, all UWC schools share the same mission, ethos, and values.
School locations: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, Venezuela, and Wales. For further information, please visit [www.ug.uwc.org].
Scholarship awards (full and partial) are available for Uganda nationals or refugees (born between 01 Jan. 2002 and 01 Sep. 2006) who expect to complete S4 or equivalent examinations by June 2021 (or earlier) for entry in August 2021/January 2022. Non-funded opportunities for study at a UWC are also available. Girl students are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply?
Applications, in the student’s own handwriting, should include the following four components:
- A letter of introduction and motivation (300-500 words) giving reasons for the application, and record of extra-curricular and service activities. This letter should include:
- Student’s full names, gender, and passport size photo;
- Place and date of birth;
- Contact details [i.e. address; mobile number; e-mail address];
- Source of UWC information – how did you learn about the UWC?
- A short essay (200-300 words) reflecting on the following statement: “I am”. Discuss.
- Personal reference from the school headteacher/principal, or a school teacher well acquainted with the student;
- The official record of S4 (or equivalent) examination results.
N.B. In the event S4 (or equivalent) examination results are not available as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, please submit S3 (or equivalent) examination results. In such instances, scholarship offers will be contingent upon the submission of S4 (or equivalent) official examination results by August 2021.
All the four (4) components above should be uploaded and submitted with the online application via the UWC Uganda Application portal: https://apply.uwc.org/prog/uwcug2021
Candidates with limited or no internet access can submit applications by post-mail to the address below:
UWC National Committee
c/o P.O. Box 24749
Should you experience any difficulties with the online application form, do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be received by Friday 19 February 2021. Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be considered. Individual applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in anticipation of any delays in the postal service. For further information contact the UWC National Committee at 0777912187 / 0778053530 or e-mail email@example.com.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 1 March 2021 and invited to participate in a one-day selection with the UWC National Committee on 6 March 2021 in Kampala.