How to Apply
Since 1974, Pearson has been instrumental in developing and fostering UWC’s unique admissions system with the Global Selections Programme and National Committees operating in 160 countries around the world. The vast majority of National Committees are run by alumni on a voluntary basis.
Pearson College UWC aims to build a deliberately diverse student community by actively seeking a representation of students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, including a diversity of socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as from different nationalities and from communities that reflect tensions within and across societies.
If the UWC mission for a more peaceful and sustainable future inspires you, please apply!
Two ways to apply
Which Route is Best for You?
|UWC Global Selection Programme||National committee selections|
|Is entry guaranteed?||No||No|
|When are places offered to successful applicants?||Early decision: no later than 10 December for those applying by 19 Nov 2021
Regular decision: between February and May 2022 depending on available places
|January – April 2022, depending on the national committee
Selections are happening on a rolling basis
|Are the number of places available limited?||Yes||Yes|
|Are scholarships available?||No||Yes, on the basis of demonstrated need|
|Am I able to apply for a specific UWC school or college?||Yes, you can apply to:
1) One specific school
|No, but you can list your preferences|
|Can I apply in a language other than English?||No||In most cases, yes (contact the UWC national committee of your country of origin or residence for information on the application process)|
|How can I apply?||Register on the application platform here||Contact the UWC national committee of your country of origin or residence for information on application procedures|
10 Things all Applicants Should Know
Be yourself. A cliché, maybe, but true. It will impress us most if the application accurately reflects who you are.
What we are looking for
We’re interested in the depth of your involvement with your interests, not a shopping list of your achievements. Be detailed, thorough, thoughtful and reflective on the application.
Save the certificates, portfolios, DVDs and so on for the interview stage.
Spaces are limited
Acknowledge the possibility that you may not be accepted. The number of spaces available at UWC is limited.
This application is for all UWCs, not just Pearson College UWC.
Not a competition
This is not a competition. If you’re applying because UWC is hard to get into rather than out of a true desire to attend, consider other options.
Find out if you are a good fit
If you want to see if you’re a good fit for UWC, take a look around at the information and stories on the Pearson College UWC website and on the websites of other UWC schools.
The ideal candidate
What are the characteristics of the ideal UWC candidate? It is impossible to describe one single idea but here are some characteristics UWC students tend to have in common.
Start the application early, make yourself a note to remember.