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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 16 or 17 years old in the year of entry (September 2019) at a UWC.
  • NOTE: for entry at UWC Waterford Kamhlaba, you must be 16 or 17 years old in January 2019.
  • Somali residency and Somali citizenship (You must live in Somalia and have a Somali passport)
  • Above average in academic achievement.

UWC offers places on a competitive basis. Successful candidates are nominated to specific UWC schools and colleges. The schools and colleges generally accept the nominated candidates on the recommendation of the national committee, but reserve the right to make the final decision on every candidate.

There are five UWC core selection criteria:

  • Intellectual curiosity and motivation
  • Active commitment
  • Social competence
  • Resilience, personal responsibility and integrity
  • Motivation for UWC