Our selection process is unique to the UWC movement. Selections are competitive, rigorous, and designed to understand who you are as a person — so be yourself!

There are two main ways you can apply to MUWCI’s 2-Year Diploma Programme:

  • Global Selections Programme

    A rolling application process coordinated by the UWC International Office for candidates who are looking to attend a specific UWC school or college. There are no scholarships available through this route. Applicants who apply early are able to confirm their admission 10-12 months before the beginning of the school year. You are selected from a global pool of applicants and will attend one of several selection camps across the world.

  • UWC National Committee System

    The traditional application process is conducted by your country’s National Committee for candidates who want to apply to the UWC movement but not to a specific school (you will be able to select preferred colleges). Candidates have access to need-based scholarships if they apply through this route. You are selected from a national pool of applicants and will attend selections in your home country.

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like further information about our programmes or curriculum. If you wish to visit the campus please click here for more information on our open days.

We also offer Summer Programmes for students who wish to be a part of the UWC movement in some capacity. Click here for more information.


For more information on how to apply via a National Committee, please visit the websites below:

  • Admissions for Indian citizens, Indian residents, Non-Resident Indians, and OCI applicants take place through the UWC Committee of India, which selects not just for MUWCI but for all schools and colleges in the movement. You can find more information on the UWC India National Committee selection process on their website.
  • For information on the enrolment process and timelines for students from other countries, please refer to the National Committee of your country.
Which Application Route is Best For You?

The selection committee will assess your application against UWC's core selection criteria. Please note that a candidate may only submit one application per year for the IB Diploma Programme at UWC. Therefore, you may not simultaneously apply through two different UWC national committees or a UWC national committee and the UWC Global Selection Programme.

After determining the right route, please visit the UWC India National Committee website or the UWC GSP website to apply.

UWC Global Selection ProgrammeNational Committee
Is entry guaranteed?No
When are places offered to successful applicants? Within two weeks of attending a Global Selection WeekendJanuary to April yearly
Are the number of places available limited?YesYes
Are scholarships available?NoYes, on the basis of demonstrated need
Am I able to apply for a specific UWC school or college?Yes (most applicants choose at least four campuses)No (applicants may, however, list their preferences)
Can I apply in a language other than English?NoIn most cases, yes (contact the UWC national committee of your country of origin or residence for information on application procedures)
How can I apply? Apply here!
(spots for selection days are strictly limited and awarded on an ongoing basis)
Contact the UWC National Committee of your country of origin or residence for information on application procedures
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Contact the UWC National Committee of your country of origin or residence for information on application procedures
Fees applicable USD onlyUSD for other nationals
INR for students selected through the Indian National Committee
Age requirement

Students will normally be between 16 and 18 years on September 1 of the year they matriculate at MUWCI. 

Enrolment Timeline for students applying through the Indian National Committee

The online application form is usually available between July and September the year before you would commence your studies (applicants should currently be in X or XI grade). There is an application fee, but you may contact the UWC Committee of India for a waiver if the cost is prohibitive. The UWC Committee of India, not MUWCI, runs the application and selections process.

Here are the steps you need to follow:
  1. Submit the application fee and access the application form through the UWC Committee of India. In addition to the application, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or Head of School and your latest transcript/grades for the past and current year.

  2. If the selection committee decides to advance your application, you will be invited to attend the selection camp via email. Applicants living overseas will be asked to schedule an interview via phone or video conferencing. 

  3. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an in-person selection event on our campus outside of Pune. Attendance is highly encouraged! Under exceptional circumstances (mainly due to prohibitive costs for applicants from further regions such as the North-Eastern states, Ladakh, or Kashmir), we will consider phone or video call interviews or ask alumni from these regions to conduct interviews. 

If you are accepted, here is what happens next:
  1. Candidates are ranked, and offers of places and scholarships are made to top candidates.

  2. The academic year starts in August. Please note that if you are selected to attend UWC Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland, the school year will begin in January due to a Southern Hemisphere school calendar.


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