Download the application materials:
Complete Part 1 (one page) only. Please send to email@example.com as soon as you can. The format for this information is less important than the content. Your early submission allows us to assess application numbers and start arranging potential interview locations.
Complete Parts 1 – 3 of the application form. Upload each part, along with supporting documents, to a Google drive named “Firstname Lastname UWC application 2023 entry”, and share the drive with firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate these arriving by Friday 9 December 2022, but we will continue to accept applications (and/or changes to your application files and documents within the Google drive) up until Friday 27 January 2023.
Ask your school principal or dean to complete Part 4 and either submit in a sealed envelope to our postal address below or send from their school email address to email@example.com.
If you do not have easy access to the internet, you may submit a hard copy application to either of the postal addresses below.
Please use a clear font or write clearly in black ink or black ballpoint pen. Extra sheets may be used.
Parts 1 (again) and 2 of this form are to be completed by the student.
Part 3 of this form is to be completed by the parent or guardian
Part 4 of this form is to be completed and sent separately in a sealed envelope to the postal address below by the student's school principal or dean.
Upload your NCEA results to your application Google drive and share with firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible after results are sent out.
National finalists will be required to provide extensive financial information to allow needs assessment. Forms will be provided to those candidates selected for national interviews. If you wish to see these forms in advance, please contact email@example.com.
National finalists will also need to supply a Medical Certificate of Fitness from their usual doctor, and complete a medical disclosure form.
Addresses for postal applications:
United World Colleges (NZ)
P O Box 5087
Or by courier to:
United World Colleges (NZ)
4/226 Oriental Pde
Regional interviews will be held in mid-February 2023.
Dates (March 2023) for national selections will be announced at the website www.nz.uwc.org.
If any of the regional interview dates may be difficult for you to attend, please let us know in your application: we will do our best to make, but cannot guarantee, alternative arrangements for you.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to make alternative arrangements for national interviews.
UWC Global Selection Programme
Another option for applying to UWC is the UWC Global Selection Programme which is available for students who:
- do not need a scholarship to attend UWC
- wish to have entry results 9-12 months before the beginning of the school year
- are looking to attend a specific UWC school or college
Whichever route a candidate chooses, the application will be assessed against UWC's core selection criteria. Please note that a candidate may only submit one application per year to study the IB Diploma Programme at UWC. You may not apply through two different UWC national committees or through a UWC national committee and the UWC Global Selection Programme concurrently.