UWC (United World Colleges) is a global not-for-profit education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. It comprises a network of 17 international schools and colleges on four continents, short courses and a system of volunteer-run national committees in 157 countries.
UWC offers a challenging educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of students and places a high value on experiential learning, community service and outdoor activities, which complement high academic standards delivered through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).
The UWC Community at a glance
Countries with UWC National Committees which comprise of over 3000 volunteers that select UWC students
Over 70% of the IB Diploma students receive scholarship support
UWC Graduates from 152 countries received need-based Davis UWC scholarships to study at 94 USA universities between 2000 and 2017
A global student body of current students, with 3750 in the IB Diploma years
UWC Schools and colleges in 17 countries, across 5 continents in pursuit of 1 mission – to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future
What UWC Offers
Virtue & Strength
“The virtue and strength of UWC is that it provides small, but powerful cells of innovation, catalysts of change, breaking barriers of habit and opening broader vistas of experience for both pupils and educationalists.”
Past Honorary President of UWC,
Parent and grandparent of Waterford Kamhlaba UWC alumni
UWC Schools and Colleges
Making an Impact through Education
News: Whats been happening?
Stories Celebrating the UWC Community