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Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply for a UWC scholarship?

Applicants to UWC who apply through UWC Ireland should comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be 16, 17 or 18 years old on the 1st of September of the year they wish to enter a United World College. Do note though that some colleges may require additional information and potentially a background check for nominated candidates who are over 18 on 1st Sept.
  • Applicants should have completed their Junior Certificate examinations at the time of application. An equivalent state examination will be considered by UWC Ireland should the applicant meet the other eligibility criteria.
  • Successful applicants will be representing Ireland at United World Colleges. Therefore applicants should be an Irish citizen or have lived in the Ireland (including Northern Ireland) for at least 3 of the 5 years prior to applying.
  • Applicants selected for interview must be available to attend the individual and group interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, interviews will be held virtually over Zoom on 19th Feb 2022.

Special circumstances may apply to certain applicants and these will be taken into consideration by UWC Ireland. If an applicant is unsure of their status or has any queries about the eligibility criteria please contact us.

Applicants must not make more than one application to UWC concurrently. Making more than one application could result in a rejection of all applications. 

Multi ethic group of students posing for a photo around the UWC Adriatic sign in Duino