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Application Deadlines

When should applications to UWC take place?

For entry in 2020 (January 2021 at Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA) there are currently no upcoming deadlines for applications via the UWC national committee route. Applications via the UWC Global Selection Programme route are still possible and fully conducted online. 

Dates for entry 2021 applications are still to be confirmed, but for your reference, you can find below the country-specific information based on 2020 application dates.

Please remember 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.

What steps should I take next?

Now that you know if this is the right time to apply, go ahead and contact your UWC national committee or just go ahead and start your application right here:


Too early for you to apply? Keep the next selection cycles dates in mind!

Application deadlines 2021-2023:

August 2020 
Brazil Philippines
September 2020 
Argentina Costa Rica Ghana Paraguay
Singapore Timor-Leste Uruguay Vietnam
Nepal (tbc)      
October 2020
Albania Austria Bangladesh Bolivia
Colombia Estonia Great Britain Guatemala
India Liberia Nigeria Panama
Peru Poland Syria Taiwan
Tunisia Ukraine USA Venezuela


November 2020 (tbc)
Armenia Belarus Canada Georgia
Germany Hong Kong SAR Iraq Italy
Japan Nicaragua Palestinian Camps in Lebanon Russian Federation
Sierra Leone Somalia Spain Switzerland
December 2020 (tbc)
Angola Belgium Belize Cameroon
China Democratic Republic of Congo Ecuador Egypt
Federated States of Micronesia Jordan Kazakhstan Kiribati
Kyrgyz Republic Macedonia Malta Marshall Islands
Morocco Pakistan Palestine
Rwanda Senegal Serbia South Sudan
January 2021 (tbc)
Australia Bahamas Barbados Bermuda
Bulgaria Burkina Faso     Cambodia
Chile Czech Republic     Denmark Ethiopia
Finland France Greece Haiti    
Hungary Indonesia Ireland Israel
Jamaica Kenya Kosovo Lao PDR
Latvia Lebanon Libya Luxembourg
Madagascar Malaysia Maldives Mozambique
Myanmar Netherlands New Zealand Niger
Northern Ireland  Norway​​​​​​​ Portugal​​​​​​​ Romania​​​​​​​
Slovakia​​​​​​​ Slovenia Somaliland South Africa       ​​​​​​​
Tajikistan     Thailand Turkey  
February 2021 (tbc)
Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Cayman Islands Congo Brazzaville
Côte d’Ivoire Dominican Republic GCC Greenland
Guyana Honduras Korea Lesotho
Lithuania Malawi Mauritius Mongolia
Namibia Oman Sri Lanka Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
March 2021 (tbc)
Benin Eswatini Montenegro



If you are considering applying to UWC for entry in 2022, please consider these (tentative) dates:

July 2021