How to apply

Step 1

Do you think you know enough about UWC, its mission, and the application process to apply?

If YES, check your eligibility to apply to the Australian national committee and then proceed to Step 2.

If NO, please fill out the Expression of Interest form, and one of our past student volunteers (or their parents) will be in touch to personally have a chat about it all.

Don't hesitate to ask anything! All of our 40 years of alumni started in your exact position. Except it was all on paper and harder back then.


Step 2

Fill out your personal application form (APPLY NOW tab). It is online, so we recommend you think about the questions a little bit before hand. That said, there is plenty of information within the forms to guide you through, and if you are ever unsure about anything, just return to Step 1 and we will be in touch!

What does the application ask?
Basic details (name, DOB, etc), details about your current school (what subjects you study, which is your favourite class, what do you want to do after school, etc.), what you do outside of school (hobbies, community service, achievements, etc.), as well as two short essays, including why you want to attend a UWC, and the other about yourself.

For more specific selection criteria, please review our Selection Criteria page.

Once you have completed your application form, proceed to Step 3.


Step 3

Details will be sent to the email address you used in the application process about the additional forms and documents you need to complete and upload. These forms include a Parental Consent form, School Reports, General References, and a School Reference.


Step 4

This is the hardets step...the wait!

We will review your application form (and accompanying references), and in time (~March), we will contact you and let you know how you went.

If you are shortlisted, we will ask you to attend a final interview. This will also include some fun activities, and a chat with your parent(s) or guardian(s). Details will be confirmed with you over the phone.

If you have made it this far, congratulations, and we wish you all the best!