There are 14 United World Colleges around the world where students from over 80 countries live together and study the International Baccalaureate (IB). You could be one of them.

United World Colleges are a group of not-for-profit international schools that give young people from dozens of nationalities the opportunity to come together and share their cultural and personal experiences, while studying for the International Baccalaureate (the international equivalent of VCE).

The aim of these schools is to make education a force for peace and sustainability by fostering understanding and cooperation among tomorrow’s citizens and leaders.

This year, UWC Australia has scholarships and places for students to study at a UWC starting in September 2016. Places are available in The Netherlands, India, Wales, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica and Swaziland and Singapore.


Candidates will usually be aged 16 or 17 in their final two years of school and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A solid academic foundation.
  • A willingness to befriend and learn from people whose ideas, beliefs and cultural backgrounds may be very different to their own.
  • The potential to gain from the opportunity and to contribute to college life (including a commitment to service, openness of mind, enthusiasm, independence, adaptability and emotional strength).


Applications for scholarships and places to attend a UWC are now open. An information session will be held on Sunday 8 November between 1 and 3 pm at Kathleen Syme Library, Faraday St, Carlton (opp. Melbourne Uni).

Apply online now at

Applications for 2016 – 2018 positions close on Friday 27 November 2015.

If you require any more information or details, please do not hesitate to email or call

Mairi Stewart, UWC Australia National Selections Coordinator Ph: 0431 822 960 or Email: