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As with many aspects of UWC education, our selection process is unique to the UWC movement. Selections are competitive and rigorous and are 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 (to apply to Summer Programmes click here).

  • Global Selections Programme

    A rolling application process coordinated by UWC International 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 8 selection camps across the world.

  • UWC National Committee System

    The traditional application process conducted by your country’s national committee for candidates who are keen to apply to the UWC movement and not to a specific school (you will be able to make a preference). Needs-based scholarships are available 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 campus please click here.

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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 at their website.
  • For information on the enrolment process and timelines for students from other countries, please refer to the National Committee of your country.
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Which Application Route is Best For You?

Whichever route a candidate chooses, the application will be assessed against UWC’s core selection criteria. Please note that a candidate may only submit one application per year to study the IB Diploma Programme at UWC. You may not apply through two different UWC national committees or through a UWC national committee and the UWC Global Selection Programme concurrently.

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

UWC Global Selection ProgrammeNational Committee
Selections
Is entry guaranteed?No
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?YesYes, 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!
(places at 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
I want to stay informed about the application process. To receive information about the UWC Global Selection Programme:
Students – click here!
Parents – click here!
Contact the UWC national committee of your country of origin or residence for information on application procedures
Age requirement

Students will normally be between 16 and 18 years on September 1 of the year they matriculate at MUWCI. The College will, at its discretion, relax this requirement in individual cases.

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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 has decided to advance your application, you will receive an email and be asked to attend the selection camp. Applicants living overseas will be asked to schedule an interview on the phone.

  3. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 24-hour selection camp to our campus outside of Pune. Under exceptional circumstances (mainly due to prohibitive cost for applicants from further regions such as the North-Eastern states, Ladakh, or Kashmir), we will consider doing phone interviews or ask alumni from these regions to conduct interviews. If possible, attendance to the selection camp is highly encouraged. Parents will also be asked to spend a few hours on campus and will get the opportunity to have their questions answered. You will need to submit all financial information and tax information at this point for the scholarships means testing process.

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. Start your UWC experience! If you are selected to attend UWC Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland, school will begin in January due to a Southern Hemisphere school calendar.