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Application Deadlines

When should applications to UWC take place?

Whether you are applying via our UWC national committees or the UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP), it is important to make sure you are aware of the relevant application dates relevant to you.

Here is an overview of our worldwide application deadlines for entry 2020-2022 (please note that deadlines sometimes change, this list is meant to assist you in knowing the rough timings of application only, you should always check with the relevant UWC national committee or UWC GSP for updated information):

January 2020
Australia Bahamas Barbados Bermuda
Bolivia 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 San Francisco, USA (GSP)
San José, Costa Rica (GSP) Toronto, Canada (GSP)     
February 2020
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 2020
Benin Montenegro Swaziland Uganda
Frankfurt, Germany (GSP)      

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 (dates to be confirmed):

June 2020 
July 2020 (tbc)
August 2020 (tbc)
Argentina Colombia Nepal Refugees from Western Sahara 
September 2020 (tbc)
Costa Rica     Ghana Paraguay Singapore
Timor-Leste Uruguay    
October 2020 (tbc)
Albania Austria Bangladesh Estonia
Great Britain Guatemala India Liberia
Nigeria Panama Peru Philippines
Poland Syria Taiwan Tunisia
Ukraine USA Venezuela Vietnam
Amsterdam, Netherlands (GSP)      


November 2020 (tbc)
Armenia Belarus Canada Georgia
Hong Kong SAR Iraq Italy Japan
Nicaragua Palestinian Camps in Lebanon Russian Federation​​​​​​​ Sierra Leone​​​​​​​
Somalia​​​​​​​ Spain Switzerland​​​​​​​ Uzbekistan​​​​​​​
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (GSP) Bangkok, Thailand (GSP)        
December 2020 (tbc)
Angola Belgium Belize Cameroon
China Democratic Republic of Congo Ecuador Egypt
Federated States of Micronesia Germany Jordan Kazakhstan
Kiribati Kyrgyz Republic Macedonia Malta
Marshall Islands
Moldova Morocco​​​​​​​ Pakistan​​​​​​​
Palestine Rwanda​​​​​​​ Senegal Serbia
South Sudan Togo