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Procedure

The two year UWC IB course selection process consists of five steps

Step 1

Decide whether you want to attend a UWC college for the last two years of your secondary education (shorter is not possible).

Step 2

Check to see whether you are eligible to apply through the Belgian National Committee. Please note that none Belgian Nationals are also eligible and can only make use of the direct application procedure under VERY limited circumstances.

Step 3

Use the following link to complete and submit the relevant applications forms in advance of the deadline mentioned on the home page. Your guardians and teachers must also fill out forms via this electronic system. A first selection determines who is invited to step 4. Successful candidates will be notified in the first weeks of January. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st DECEMBER 2020 AT 23:59. 

Step 4

Successful candidates are invited to the selection days. The selection day consist of interviews, group discussion and writing two short essays, assessed by the 'Screening Committee'. This committee is mainly composed of ex-students. The interviews take place at the ‘King Baudouin Foundation’ in Brussels.

 

Step 5

Candidates retained after Step 4 are subsequently interviewed by an independent 'Selection Committee', which takes the final decision. The interviews take place at the ‘King Baudouin Foundation’ in Brussels. 


IMPORTANT

Candidates must be able to participate personally in all the selection rounds. (step 4 and 5 ) We are tracking the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and will take alternative measures as required. 

If you are Belgian and do not live in Europe please contact us BEFORE the deadline to apply on selection@uwc.be about possible problems concerning attending the selection rounds.

Selected students embark on their UWC journey at the end of August or early September (January for students going to Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Swaziland).

https://nc.uwc.be/applications/ib/

If you have any questions regarding the selection process, please reach out to us on selection@uwc.be and keep an eye on our website and social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) for updates. Below you can also find an Application Manual with instructions and help as to how to fill in the written application.