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2024/25 UWC ESWATINI NATIONAL COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIPS


Deadline: 9 March 2024


UWC (United World Colleges) is a global movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC has a network of 18 international schools on four continents, with volunteer-run national committees in more than 155 countries and territories. Today, 11,262 students from over 160 countries attend UWC schools (2020 data).


UWC offers a challenging educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of students. It complements the high academic standards delivered through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) by placing a high value on experiential learning, community service and outdoor activities.


Each year, the UWC Eswatini National Committee will receive places offers from the UWC schools and colleges a specific number of places (which may include a scholarship, bursary/partial scholarship or fee-paying place), for which we select students to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. 


Please make sure you find out as much as possible about UWC before going ahead with your application. It is important that you understand the aims of the organisation and the commitment involved in the programmes that are offered. 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a Form 5 / IGCSE graduate (2023) or current Form 5 student (2024) 

  • Maximum age of 19 years by 1 August 2024

  • Academic requirement: average of 70% overall in EGCSE / IGCSE results

  • Highly active in community engagement, great leadership skills, and extracurricular activities

  • Has a good command of the English language

  • Be an Eswatini citizen or refugee in Eswatini


Applicants are also required to attach the following supporting documents:

  • School Report Card/Transcripts for Form 4 

  • Form 3 JC results

  • Form 5 / IGCSE results 

  • Recommendation letter from your head teacher

  • Proof of academic/non-academic achievements and leadership (certificates, awards, etc.)


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


To apply to United World Colleges as an Eswatini citizen, please use https://apply.uwc.org/prog/uwceswatini2024/ 


The process is simple and to begin:


Step 1: Visit the application website and click on “Apply”


Step 2: Create a new account using the 'Register’ button to the top right, using your email address and a password you must create.


Step 3: You will receive an email (please check spam/junk box) attached with a link asking you to confirm your email address. Please click on the link and you will be directed to the application page where you will log in with your email address and password.


Step  4: In order to determine if you are eligible and what application routes are available for you, fill out the Eligibility Profile form and ensure to select “UWC national committee” as the application route.


Step 5: Choose "UWC Eswatini NC - 2024/2025 Application" and start your application.


It's that simple!


The application deadline is Saturday, 9 March 2024. All applicants must also attend an entrance test at Waterford Kamhlaba from 8am on 9 March, and register for this by emailing apply@sz.uwc.org to reserve their space.


The application fee is E500, which must be paid during the entrance testing day at Waterford Kamhlaba.


Students who genuinely cannot afford this must request an application fee waiver by sending a motivation to apply@sz.uwc.org 


ENTRANCE TEST

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.


IBDP students choose a course from each of the following six subject areas:

  1. Studies in Language and Literature (English, Siswati)

  2. Language Acquisition (English)

  3. Individuals and Societies (Business, Economics, Geography, History)

  4. Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

  5. Mathematics

  6. The Arts (instead of a course in the arts, students can opt to study another science, individuals and societies, or a language acquisition subject)



CONTACT

The application form contains multiple sections, and several essay questions so please plan accordingly. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. For further information and application on how to apply, please visit www.sz.uwc.org or send an email to apply@sz.uwc.org.  You can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uwceswatininc.

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