Fees and Costs

My child has been given an offer from UWC Australia, what does this mean?

If successful, the Australian national committee will contact the successful candidate and their families to give them a formal offer at a UWC school or college. The offer will outline the amount of scholarship support (if any), towards the cost of tuition and board fees to a particular UWC, and highlight any additional support provided from the national committee.

What costs am I responsible for as a parent?

Unless specified in the offer letter, all tuition and board, as well as ancillary school expenses are required to be paid for my the family. During the selection process, the national committee will outline what the potential expenses will be for each particular school and college (as can be seen below). Furthermore, before accepting the offer made the by national committee, you and your family will be given an informal offer with the applicable outstanding costs required to be paid by the family.

There is a large difference between my Parental Pledge and what my child has been offered from UWC Australia?

The Australian national committee only has a limited amount of funds to support students to attend UWC schools and colleges. At some point in the offer process, there will not be enough funds for UWC Australia to top up any shortfall between parental pledges towards tuition and board. In spite of this, the Australian national committee practice is to still give the offer to the candidate and their family, rather than not give the offer at all.

What costs is the Australian national committee responsible for?

The Australian national committee will clearly define all costs which it is responsible for in the offer letter provided to your child if successful through the selection process. This may cover all tuition and board costs or part thereof. Depending on the specific circumstances, the national committee may also offer to pay for ancillary expenses such as airfare travel to and from the school each year, or college specific expenses such as medical insurance.

When are the school and college fees due?

School fees are typically due before the start of each semester (August and January) each academic year. Payment plans can be negotiated with the respective schools and colleges. The national committee can help with this process depending on the offer that has been provided in the offer letter.


School and College Fees

UWC Adriatic
UWC Atlantic College
UWC Changshu China
UWC Costa Rica
Li Po Chun UWC
UWC Mahindra College
UWC Maastricht
UWC in Mostar
Pearson College UWC
UWC Robert Bosch College
UWC Dilijan
Red Cross Nordic UWC
UWCSEA
UWC USA
Waterford Kamhlaba UWC
School/College2016 (estimate)What is included in the fees?What is not included in the fees?
UWC Adriatic €21,500 (AUD 32,600) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Medical Insurance for non-EU students
  • Pocket money for students with demonstrated need
  • All activities and excursions organised by the College except for Project Week.
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Caution money (€200 per academic year)
  • Calculator (approx. cost €100)
  • Project week contribution (€200 per academic year)
  • Expenses borne by students during winter break

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UWC Atlantic College £28,100 (AUD 60,000) per year
  • Board
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Examination fees
Depending on individual circumstances
  • Pocket Money (a maximum amount will be set for the two-year period)
  • Alien Registration / Sundries
  • Additional clothing (for students from tropical countries)
  • Travel and holidays (costs depending on distance)
  • Project Weeks (3) - optional
  • August 2014 and May 2016 – return ticket
  • Summer holidays June 2015 – 10 weeks approximate cash allowance (or return ticket)
  • Christmas holidays December 2014 and 2015 - approximately 5 weeks each/cash allowance (or return ticket)

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UWC Changshu China 240,000 RMB (AUD 51,000) per year
  • See offer letter
  • Health insurance

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UWC Costa Rica US$32,000 (AUD 43.500) per year

US$500 security deposit (fully refundable)

Immigration costs US$850 approx. (one time only)
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Most Activities
  • Insurance
  • Project Week
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money

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Li Po Chun UWC HKD264,000 (AUD 46,500) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Co-curricular expenses
  • Books
  • Stationary
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Winter break
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical insurance
  • Medical expenses
  • University applications
  • IB Legalization fee

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UWC Mahindra College INR 1,700,000 (AUD 35,500) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Educational material
  • IB registration fees
  • Travel to the College from Bombay when students first arrive
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Caution money (INR 21000 (AUD 450), fully refundable at graduation)
  • Calculator (approx. cost €100)
  • Project week expenses (INR 15000 (AUD 300) first year only)
  • University and college application and testing fees

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UWC Maastricht €26,500 (AUD 40,100) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Health and liability insurance for non-Dutch students
  • Curricular trips
  • IB Exam fees
  • Travel to and from College including all breaks (Summer, Autumn, Christmas, Carnival, Spring; 12 weeks holiday per year)
  • Pocket Money
  • Annual Security deposit €300 (refundable after final exams)
  • Calculator (approx. cost €120)

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UWC in Mostar €14,000 (AUD 21,600) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Health care
  • Textbooks
  • Project Week
  • IB examination fees
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Residential permit (€100 for international students)
  • Damage fee (non-returnable) €25 for all students
  • Project week contribution (€200 per academic year)

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Pearson College UWC CAD $45,000 (AUD 47,000) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • IB fees
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Medical insurance
  • Project Week

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UWC Robert Bosch College €25,500 (AUD 39,200) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Textbooks and basic stationary
  • IB exam fees
  • Travel to and from the College
  • Pocket Money (roughly €50 per month)
  • Visa and study permits
  • Medical insurance
  • Project week costs
  • Expenses borne by students during winter break
  • SAT fees and other fees association with university applications
  • A refundable "Caution" fee of €300 to cover damages

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UWC Dilijan USD $35,000 (AUD 48,000) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Medical Insurance
  • Educational material
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Field trips
  • Insurance
  • Expenses borne by students during winter break

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Red Cross Nordic UWC NOK 218,000 (AUD 36,200) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Deposit for medical costs and use of thermal underwear
  • Calculator
  • Fees associated with University applications

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UWCSEA TBC
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Educational material
  • Laptop
  • Travel (including overseas school trips)
  • Pocket Money
  • Uniform
  • Exam fees

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UWC USA USD $36,750 (AUD 50,200) per year
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Examination fees
  • Most major school field trips
  • Transport to/from airport at beginning of each semester
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Room deposit (USD $300)
  • Calculator (approx. cost USD $140)
  • Insurance (USD $400-$800)
  • Holiday travel expenses
  • University application fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal items

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Waterford Kamhlaba UWC €17,000 (AUD 26,200) per year
  • Refer offer letter
  • Travel
  • Pocket Money
  • Permits
  • Health insurance

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