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Formal criteria

I have Georgian citizenship but reside in another country of which I am not a citizen. Which national committee should I contact if I want to apply to UWC? 

First you should contact the national committee in the country where you are currently residing and ask if they accept applications from individuals who are not citizens of that country. If the national committee tells you it is unable to consider your application, because you are not a native of that country, contact the UWC International office. Please ensure that you provide sufficient time to make these enquiries in order to avoid missing the application deadline.

I have dual citizenship (Georgian and another country). Which national committee should I apply to? 

You may only apply to UWC through one national committee, regardless of the number of citizenships you hold. Your first point of contact should be the national committee in the country you reside in, since the selection processes may require your personal attendance. To be considered for a UWC place through the Selection Committee in Georgia you should apply while you are a student of a Georgian secondary school or a post-secondary educational institution. University students are ineligible to apply.

I do not have Georgian citizenship, but I reside in Georgia. How should I go about applying to UWC? 

Please contact the UWC International office.

I am an expatriate living in Georgia. How should I go about applying to UWC? 

Please contact the UWC International office

I am a refugee or stateless person living in Georgia. How should I go about applying to UWC? 

Please contact the National Committee of your country of origin. If you are ineligible to apply through the National Committee of your country of origin and you are a refugee or stateless person living in Georgia, you are allowed to apply through the Selection Committee in Georgia

I am a Georgian citizen, but I am in my exchange year abroad. Can I apply through the Selection Committee in Georgia? 

Yes, you can, but if you are shortlisted for the final selection step, you will need to be present in person for the interview in Tbilisi. It is not possible to participate in the final selections remotely.

What should be my GPA in order to apply to UWC? 

There are no specific levels, but candidates must have a strong academic record and possess the personal maturity and shared values expected of UWC students.

If I don’t get accepted can I reapply next year? 

You can reapply next year but only once. But remember that there is an age limit on applicants. 

Can I apply to a specific school or college? 

No. You may express preferences for a particular college during the selection process and on your Application Form, but the selection committee decides who to send to each college. When you are offered a place in a college, it is up to you to decide whether to accept it or not. If you decide not to accept the place, you will not be offered one at an alternative college.

Keep in mind that candidates do not apply directly to the school; they are selected for the UWC movement as a whole. All colleges share the same ethos, and each one gives you a privileged experience of the culture of its location.

 

I am currently a college student. The section “Selection Criteria” indicates that students in Georgian secondary schools or post-secondary educational institutions are eligible to apply. May I submit an application if I am of the right age? 

Yes. At the time of applying, you must be studying in a school or college, but not yet be a university student.

I am currently studying under the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme at another school  (not UWC). May I submit an application to UWC? 

Yes, you may, but please note, if your application is successful then you will have to recommence your studies under the IB Diploma Programme from the very beginning.

I am currently studying under the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme at another school (not UWC). Can I transfer to UWC for the second year only? 

Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer from an IB School to UWC for only a year. You may only apply to UWC for the two-year IB Diploma Programme.