Update Regarding Covid-19
The global outbreak of Covid-19 is also having an impact on our short courses, e.g. international travel restrictions and local measures such as lock-downs. Because of this, and in order to protect the health and well being of all involved, short course organisers are currently making decisions about their short course for 2020. In response to Covid-19, some short courses will be deferred until 2022 while others may run online if possible. As the situation evolves, we will continue to update our website to show the current situation. If you have been offered a place at any of our UWC short courses, the organisers will be in touch with you regarding what will happen next. Thank you for your support and understanding
UWC Short courses: APPLY NOW!
UWC runs short courses and summer programmes to bring a UWC education and the UWC mission to a wider audience. Courses are typically organised by UWC schools and colleges, national committees, groups of alumni or partner organisations. Every short course is different, but they are usually residential and take place over one to three weeks.
The courses are experiential and immersive, typically bringing together 30 - 60 young people from different backgrounds. As the focus of each course is different, the course participants may come from the same country, region or continent, or they may be an entirely international group. Short courses focus on a variety of different themes or skill sets: from youth leadership to sustainability, from dialogue to migration, from gender to cross-cultural understanding.
There is usually a fee to attend UWC short courses which covers tuition, room and board, and participants also cover their own travel expenses, any necessary visa fees and pocket money. For participants who cannot afford a UWC short course, most offer financial assistance, which may be provided either by the short course organiser or through a UWC national committee. Please enquire with the relevant short course organiser.
"It has been a life-changing experience… I thought I was open-minded before coming here but this short course has really raised the bar."
Read what others had to say about their short course experience.
Each short course has its own admissions process. If you are interested in participating in a UWC short course please go here.
UWC Belgium Short Course: Building and Crossing Bridges
Did you know that the Belgian National Committee organises a short course each year? Find out more here.