Each UWC school has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by its host country, the specific setting, cultural context and its community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together - and their joined mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability.
The process outlined evaluates a student's ability to gain from a UWC education as well as complete the IB Diploma Programme. Further information about the IB Diploma Programme is available on the College website and www.ibo.org. All applicants are assessed according to the UWC Selection Criteria.
Application through UWC Hong Kong Committee
Note to Hong Kong applicants who are currently overseas
Application through UWC Global Selection Programme
The GSP selection process consists of the following stages:
Stage 1: GSP Application Form
The first stage of your application requires you to complete a common GSP Application Form hosted on the online UWC Applications portal. You can submit only one UWC application per year. Your application journey begins when you set up a username and password that you will use to access your application as you move through the process.
Stage 2: Initial Interview
If your GSP Application Form is shortlisted, you will be invited to an online interview with our admissions office. Before this interview, you will be required to submit additional documentation such as reference letters, transcripts or others. Your parents may be invited for an interview at this stage.
Stage 3: GSP Assessment Session
If you advance after the initial interview, you will be required to participate in a series of online activities including: group activities, a project presentation and an emotional wellbeing questionnaire.
Stage 4: Additional interviews
If you advance after stage 3, we may invite you and your parents to meet with faculty members of your school/s of choice. You may be invited for more than one additional interview, depending on each individual case.
Stage 5: Offer
After the final stage, the admissions directors of each school will make final decisions and make an offer to accepted candidates. You will be notified of the decision according to your selected application timeline: no later than December 10th for Early Decision and throughout March and April for Regular Decision.