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UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP)

Info about the Global Selections Programme for Overseas UWCs

The UWC Global Selection Programme is an application route for the IBDP for a limited number of places at some UWCs. Currently, you can apply to 16 of the 18 UWC international schools via this route.

The Global Selection Programme is designed for candidates who wish to apply 9-12 months before the beginning of the school year. They must also be able to pay the full fee for the UWC international school once they have successfully applied.

The Programme is coordinated by UWC International in close cooperation with UWC schools, colleges and the UWC national committees. Selections are carried out by experienced UWC selection volunteers. 




Reference Global Selection Weekends: 

Amsterdam (The Netherlands): 26 - 27 October 2019

San José (Costa Rica):  16 - 17 November 2019

Dubai (United Arab Emirates):23 - 24 November 2019

Bangkok (Thailand): 30 November - 1 December 2019

Toronto (Canada): 28 - 29 January 2020

Places at GSP selection days are strictly limited in number and awarded on an ongoing basis - the sooner you complete and submit your application, the sooner you’ll know whether you’ve been invited (shortlisted candidates will be invited within two weeks of application).

Places at schools offered to successful students: Within two weeks of attending a Global Selection Day.

Commitment to diversity: UWC International is committed to the diversity in nationalities and backgrounds of all its students at UWC schools and colleges. In order to avoid overrepresentation of individual nationalities or backgrounds, UWC International reserves the right to close the UWC Global Selection Programme to applicants from a particular country or territory at any time. Should this occur, applicants in question will remain able to apply to UWC via the UWC national committee in the relevant country or territory.

Click here for further information on and application for this programme.


Please note that students may apply either through the National Committee or Global Selection Programme.

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