United World Colleges Study Opportunities Uganda

“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, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, USA, Venezuela, and Wales. For further information, please visit [].

Scholarship awards (full and partial)are available for Uganda nationals who completed S4 examinations in November/December 2015 for entry in August 2016. Non-funded opportunities for study at a UWC are also available. Girl students are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants should be 16- 17  years old by August 2016.

How to apply?

Applications, in the student’s own hand writing, 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:
    1. Student’s full names, gender, and passport size photo;
    2. Place and date of birth;
    3. Contact details [i.e address; phone number (if available); mobile number (if available); e-mail address (if available)];
    4. Source of UWC information – how did you learn about the UWC?
  • A short essay (200-300 words) commenting on the following statement: “Without unity, there is no future for Africa” (Julius ‘Mwalimu’ Nyerere);
  • Personal reference from the school head teacher/principal, or a school teacher well acquainted with the student;
  • Official record of national S4 (Ordinary Level) examination results for exams conducted in November/December 2015.

Individual applications can be submitted by post-mail or e-mail:

UWC Review Panel (National Committee)

c/o P.O. Box 24749

Kampala, Uganda


All applications must be received by 11 March 2016. 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 Review Panel at 041 71 71 156 / 077 80 53 530 or e-mail []

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 14 March 2016 and invited to participate in a one day selection with the national UWC Review Panel on 19 March 2016 in Kampala.

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