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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."

- Sanaa (Finland)

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