United World College Scholarship for International Baccalaureate (IB)

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  • Apply Before : December 1, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 5626
  • Degree School
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded
  • Duration 2 years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The United World College (UWC) committee of Afghanistan is pleased to announce that the application for  2023 entry will open on October 15, 2022.

Application close: 1 December 2022 (11:59 pm Kabul time)

You can read the details of the program from previous years below; it will be updated when the application is open. 

If you are a young afghan citizen between the ages of 15-17, living inside or in neighboring countries, and interested in pursuing your education in a global college to get an international baccalaureate (IB) diploma, apply to United World College.

About the UWC

United World College accepts applications from young people from different countries with diverse backgrounds to get an education and make a social change. UWC Schools and colleges worldwide provide transformational educational programs and experiences for groups of young people between the ages of 15- 17 who are suitable to be guided towards empathy, responsibility, and lifelong action, inspiring them to enhance their leadership skills and become positive change agents.

UWC colleges:

  • UWC South East Asia in Singapore
  • UWC Thailand
  • UWC Red Cross Nordic in Norway
  • UWC ISAK Japan
  • UWC Rover Bosch College in Germany
  • Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa
  • Li PO Chun UWC of Hong Kong
  • WUC Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • UWC Adriatic in Italy
  • UWC Dilijan in Dilijan, Armenia
  • UWC Costa Rica
  • UWC Changshu China
  • UWC Maastricht in Netherlands
  • UWC Atlantic College in the UK
  • Pearson College UWC in Victoria, Canada
  • UWC Mahindara College in Pune, India

Details of the program:

Level of study: 

The student will be taught an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

Duration: two years

Number of schools and colleges in four continents: 18

Targeted people: young people between the ages of 15– 17 years but different colleges provide programs for different ages.

Financial assistance: 70 % of students receive full or partial financial assistance based on their needs.

The scholarship is for a two-year residential program with separate rooms for males and females; parental consent is required.

Candidate responsibilities: 

Applicants nominated by the national committee will be responsible to get all travel documents such as Passport, visa, etc.

Subjects taught in IB:

  • Language and literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts

Three core parts of IB taught besides the six subjects mentioned above:

  • Extended Essay (EE):
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • Creativity, activity, Service (CAS)

Who can apply?

Based on the agreement between UWC and the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a national of Afghanistan (without citizenship in any other country )
  • Currently living in Afghanistan or one of Afghanistan’s immediate neighbors such as Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or China or living as a refugee in another country.
  • Be between the age of 15 to 17 years old.*( be born between August 1, 2004, and August 15, 2008. )
  • The applicants who have been the victim of landmine or cluster ammunition injury, are requested to contact the National Committee immediately for additional opportunities.

Students who do not fulfill the criteria above, such as those living in foreign countries not listed above, should discuss with the UWC national committee in their country.

Required Documents:

  • Picture of the applicant
  • Tazkira and Passport
  • Transcript of last year and this year
  • Application form
  • Reference letter
  • Other supporting documents

Application procedure:

Eligible applicants can apply online and submit their application in the application period.

Please visit the link below to apply to UWC through the UWC National Committee of Afghanistan.
A few points to note:
1. Please read the details and the requirements before applying.
2. Please make sure to choose the “UWC National Committee” as the route to apply to UWC – in the eligibility part. If you choose the UWC Global Selection Programme, you will NOT be directed to the UWC Afghanistan application form.
3. Application deadline is December 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM (Kabul time).
4. We recommend completing some parts of the application form in a word document and then copy and paste it to the online application.
5. Bring any questions or concerns that you might have to the info session.

Important notes:

  • Please do not indicate your ethnicity, religion, and political affiliation in your application
  • Based on your need, financial support is available to cover the tuition fee, room, and board
  • The applicants are responsible for covering their travel costs, health insurance, college deposits, personal spending money, and passport/visa costs.
  • The application must be your work alone. Indication of any outside assistance in the application will result in immediate disqualification.
  • You need to provide a valid and clear email address and phone number.

 Apply Now

Once you apply, please ensure you have received a confirmation email by checking your email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can contact UWC at:

chair.gh@af.uwc.org or chair,nh@af.uwc.org

Frequently Asked Questions: 

UWC Afghanistan has addressed some of the frequently asked questions here.

  1. Passport: Unlike in previous years, having a passport is mandatory this year. If applicants do not have passports at this stage of the application process, they must upload a copy of their travel document or a copy of the passport application showing they are making every effort to get their passports. If applicants cannot get their passports before the nomination process in February, they will be disqualified. It is absolutely necessary to have a passport by February because visa processes can not be started without a valid passport and students are not going to be nominated to UWC colleges.
  2. Submission Technical issues: Many of you have already submitted your application but have not received a confirmation email. We are still working on this and will do everything to resolve this technical issue. To ensure your application has been submitted, after you click “submit”, refresh the page and see if you can see the “date and time of submission” and the word “Submitted” in your application. If you see these, then your application has been submitted successfully.
  3. English requirements: TOEFL and EILTS or any other English language certification is NOT a requirement of UWC. However, it would be an asset if applicants understand English. The entire selection process is in English, and most of the subjects taught at UWC are in English.
  4. Many of you have emailed us asking if you can apply despite NOT being born between August 1, 2004, and August 15, 2008. Unfortunately, there is no exception to this requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, then you cannot apply to UWC through the national committee of Afghanistan.

Please visit the UWC Afghanistan website for updates.

For more information, please contact chair.gh@af.uwc.org or visit the UWC Afghanistan website.

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