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UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP)

If you’re interested in studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at a UWC school, you can apply via the Global Selection Programme (GSP). This route is available at 15 of our 18 UWC schools worldwide (it is currently not available at UWC South East Asia, UWC Adriatic and UWC Robert Bosch College).

Is the GSP route for me?

The GSP route is ideal if you’ve fallen in love with one or more specific UWC schools. But you will not receive scholarships or financial assistance (if you need financial support, you should apply to UWC via the national committee route). 

Learn about school fees for specific schools on our Fees and Scholarships page. 

Applications for entry in August 2022 (January 2023 for Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa) are open! Apply now via the GSP by clicking the link below:

Applying via the GSP

No matter which school you select, you’ll receive a challenging and exciting education. But each of our schools has its own distinct character and identity. So before starting your application, make sure you learn about our schools, and pick the destination – or destinations – that suit you most. We also encourage you to contact them directly to find out more about the campus, curriculum, extracurricular activities or available support. 

Ready to start your application journey via the GSP? Read on! 

Step 1: Complete the Eligibility Profile form 

As a first step, you’ll need to visit our applications portal, set up your account and complete the Eligibility Profile form.

This will determine which application route you can apply through - UWC Global Selection Programme or UWC national committees - and invite you to start your application journey through it. 

If you are only eligible to apply through a UWC national committee (NC), you will be invited to contact your NC of citizenship or residence.

If you are eligible to apply through the UWC Global Selection Programme, continue reading for the next step!  

Step 2: Complete the GSP Application form 

If you are eligible to apply through the GSP, you will be invited to complete a GSP Application form. 

There you can choose to apply: 

  • To a single school of your choice, or
  • To up to five school options of your choice.

The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you will hear back from us:

  • If you send in your application by 19 November 2021, we may invite you to an online selection day. If you are successful on the selection day, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and before 10 December 2021 (Early Decision). 
  • If you send in your application by 31 March 2022, we may invite you to an online selection day. If you are successful on the selection day, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and before 30 April 2022 (Regular Decision).  
Step 3: Initial interview

You and your parent(s) or guardian(s) may be invited for a conversation with an admissions officer at one or more of the schools you have selected in your application. We also encourage you to contact the school(s) you have selected, to ask any questions you may have and to learn about the subject choices and facilities they offer.

Step 4: GSP selection day

If your application is successful, you’ll be asked to participate in an online selection day, featuring group activities, a project presentation and an emotional wellbeing questionnaire.

Step 5: Additional interviews

After the selection day, you may be invited to meet with faculty members of the UWC school(s) of your choice. There may be more than one interview. 


The admissions directors of each school will then decide to make offers to accepted candidates.

You will receive a notification according to your selected application timeline: before 10 December 2021 for Early Decision and before 30 April 2022 for Regular Decision.

Any questions?

If you have any further queries, please contact us at globalselections@uwcio.uwc.org