Application Form – 2018 Entry /
Applicant Information
Family name / Last name
Given name / First name
Middle name
Date of birth / [dd/mm/yy]
Nationality (include all if more than one)
Language(s) spoken
Physical Address
Mobile phone
Name of current school
Physical address of school
Contact person & email
Parent 1 / Guardian 1 Information / Parent 2 / Guardian 2 Information
Full name
Relationship to applicant
Physical Address
Mobile phone
How did you hear about UWC and this application? Be as specific as possible.
Have you previously applied, or plan to apply, to UWC either via direct application to a school or national committee in another country?
Academic Information
Please attach a copy of your completeofficial transcript for the last two years of high school. This transcript should be the official document provided by your school administrator
What is your favorite subject and why? [max 50 words]
What would you choose as a career and why? [max 50 words]
Are you in any leadership position(s) / have you held any leadership positions in the last one year? Please list below
What extracurricular activities are you involved in? List activities from the last TWO academic years only.
Personal Statement
Who is your role model and why? [max 50 words]
Describe any personal achievement(s) you are most proud of? [max 50 words]
Briefly describe the environment in which you were raised and how it has influenced the person you are today. [max 50 words]
Application Essays
Why are you applying to UWC? What will the UWC experience provide to you that you cannot get in your current environment? [max 100 words]
If you had the power to change one thing within your community in Kenya, what would it be? Why did you pick this issue? How would you address the challenges this issue presents? [max 100 words]

Important information to consider before submitting application:

  • The UWC program is a two-year program based on the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program. Students who complete the program successfully will thus graduate with an I.B. diploma. This is NOT a university program hence students will proceed to university either in their home country or study abroad.
  • The UWC National Committee of Kenya does not guarantee that applicants will receive any financial assistance to fund their study at the various colleges. Students who are awarded a full or partial scholarship should note that most offers do not cover airfare, pocket money, medical insurance, visa fees, purchase of academic materials, and travel and accommodation during short holidays.
  • Once an offer is made to a student it is considered final in its entirety. We are unable to amend the terms of the offer with regards to the location of the college or funding level.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Applicants must be Kenyan citizens (including dual citizens) who reside in Kenya and have completed their high school education in Kenya.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or younger by September of the year of application.
  • Applicants must communicate with their parent(s) of guardian(s) on their intention to apply to the UWC and submit a duly signed consent form.

Application timeline:

Month / Milestone
November 1st – January 31st / Application open
February / Interviews conducted in Nairobi
March / Successful applicants notified
Sign and return letters of commitment
May - August / Apply for passport and visa, update vaccinations and make travel arrangements
Late August, early September / Commence your UWC experience! If you are selected to attend UWC Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland, school will begin in January of the next year.

Application checklist (*an incomplete application packet will not be considered*):

  1. Completed and signed application form
  2. Two letters of recommendation (one letter has to come from a teacher from your high school)
  3. Complete official transcripts for the last two years of high school
  4. KCSE results slip / IGSE final exam results (once released)
  5. Copy of birth certificate
  6. Copies of relevant certificates and awards
  7. Signed consent form by parent(s) or guardian(s)
  8. A recent passport sized photo in color

2018 offers, fees and scholarship information
1.There are 16 places available for 2018 entry in 13 different UWCs as below, in no particular order:
1)UWC Atlantic College (United Kingdom)
2)Pearson College UWC (Canada)
3)United World College of South East Asia(Singapore)
4)Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa(Swaziland)
5)Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong(Hong Kong)
6)Mahindra United World College of India (India)
7)United World College Costa Rica(Costa Rica) – 3 offers
8)Robert Bosch United World College(Germany)
9)United World College Changshu China (China) – 2 offers
10)UWC Dilijan (Armenia)
11)UWC Thailand (Thailand)
12)Red Cross Nordic UWC (Norway)
13)UWC Adriatic (Italy)
2. Fees for each UWC school vary but they range from USD 25,000.00 to USD 40,000.00 approximately per year, exclusive of flights, pocket money and other costs. Scholarships are available on very strict NEEDS-BASED criteria and applicants must submit supporting information and documents for the same.
Current fees payable per year (USD):______
I am applying for:
A full scholarship (inclusive of pocket money and flight) :
A full scholarship (exclusive of pocket money and flight) :
A partial scholarship (up to USD 26,000.00 per year) : 
A partial scholarship (up to USD 20,000.00 per year): 
A partial scholarship (up to USD 15,000.00 per year): 
A partial scholarship (up to USD 10,000.00 per year): 
A full fee paying offer (up to USD 38,000.00 per year) : 
I declare that all the information on this application form is, to the best of my knowledge, correct. By signing this application form I accept that any false information given may cause my application to be cancelled and any subsequent offer made rescinded.
Student signature______Date______
Parent / Guardian signature______Date______