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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 non-Belgian Nationals may also be eligible.

Step 3

Use the following  link to complete and submit the relevant applications forms in advance of the deadline on December 1st 2023 at 23:59. 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. 


Step 4

Successful candidates are invited to the selection days (3-4 Feb 2024). The selection day consist of interviews, group discussion and writing two short essays, assessed by the Selection 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 jury, which takes the final decision. The interviews take place at the ‘King Baudouin Foundation’ in Brussels on the 24th of Feb. 

Exact dates and timings for the selection days (step 4) and the final interview (step 5) can be found here


Candidates must be able to participate personally in all the selection rounds. 

If you are Belgian and do not live in Europe please contact us BEFORE the deadline to apply on 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).


If you have any questions regarding the selection process, please reach out to us on and keep an eye on our website and social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.