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The United World Colleges (UWC) application for 2023 has been announced by Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (WK UWCSA). Students are encouraged to download the application form online on, fill it out, and submit it via email with the requested documents to by 11 March 2023.

Students who wish to be considered for funding must copy in the submission of their application form. The application fee is E500. Students may send an email request for a fee waiver of the Entrance Test fee if they cannot afford it.

Entrance Test

The entrance test for 2023/2024 will be on Saturday, 11 March 2023 at Waterford Kamhlaba in Mbabane. Please bring the application fee and completed application form during testing. The test starts at 8am.

Application form:

WKApplicationForm (for all Forms) (15)
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There are 4 parts to the assessment:

  • A 30 minute Mental Alertness multiple choice paper

  • 30 minute papers in the 3 subjects that the applicant hopes to pursue at Higher Level.

The subjects students can choose to write during the entrance test are:

  • Languages: English

  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

  • Humanities: History, Geography, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology, Business Management, Global Politics

  • Art: Music, Visual Arts, Theatre

ABOUT United World Colleges

United World Colleges (UWC) UWC is a global education movement made up of 18 colleges and schools on 4 continents worldwide, that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. The UWC schools, colleges and programmes offer a transformational experience for young people, enabling them to discover the possibility of change through courageous action, personal example and selfless leadership. The values at the core of the UWC are: international and intercultural understanding; celebration of difference; personal responsibility and integrity; mutual responsibility and respect; compassion and service; respect for the environment; a sense of idealism; personal challenge; and action and personal example. UWC fosters a lifelong commitment to social responsibility and, to date, it has inspired a worldwide network of more than 60,000 alumni, who believe it is possible to take action and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

Each of our schools and colleges has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by their host country, the specific setting, cultural context and their community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together - and their joint mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability.

The colleges in the UWC movement are:


All UWC colleges’ academic offering is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme, a highly regarded 2-year pre-university program (similar to Cambridge A-Levels), that offers entry to universities across the world. Read more about the IB here: The (IB) Diploma programme is a broad and rigorous course, which prepares the student for future further study and development. It is taught throughout the world beyond UWC colleges, and is recognised in most countries as a highly prestigious pre-university qualification.

The IB Diploma requires the student to study six subjects in total: three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. All candidates must study their own and one other language, mathematics, one science, and one humanity. They then select a sixth subject from Art, Theatre, Music or any further subject. Some of the subjects available include: English, French, Siswati, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, History, Geography, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Business Management, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, Mathematics, Global Politics, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Design Technology.

In addition to the six chosen subjects, the candidate is required to follow the Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) and write an Extended Essay (EE). A further and important part of the IB Diploma is the Creativity, Action and Service programme (CAS).


Students interested in UWC must be academic achievers. In addition, they should have:

  1. An intellectual curiosity and desire to learn

  2. Active commitment to reflection, question and confront one’s own values

  3. Social competence to work and collaborate with people from all backgrounds

  4. Resilience, personal responsibility and integrity so that they are able to take care of themselves physically and emotionally while going through the challenging UWC program

  5. Motivation to contribute to UWC values of peace and a sustainable future


Waterford Admission Email:

Eswatini National Committee:

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