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The UWC Botswana National Committee is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (full & partial) for its 2017 /18 program. High academic standards, a strong emphasis on community service and a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities are all part of the challenge and excitement of a UWC education. The United World Colleges teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), a challenging two-year curriculum that is widely recognised by leading universities throughout the world.

There are fifteen United World Colleges worldwide, each with its own distinctive character, but sharing a common mission and values. 

UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC schools...deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.

  • Are you 16-19 years of age?
  • Are you a Form 5 (or equivalent) leaver with strong academic performance (40 POINTS or above)?

If you meet these requirements, please send:

  • Short Cover Letter (Explaining who you are, and your interest in attending UWC)
  • A certified copy of your IGCSE/BGCSE results
  • A certified copy of your ID / Passport
  • One short essay (no longer than 600 words each) on the following topics:
1. What is an extracurricular activity that has been meaningful to you and why?

2. Unemployment is an issue among Batswana youth. Describe why this is so and how it could be addressed.

3. If you could create a national holiday for someone ( past or present) whom would you choose and why?

4. Should Botswana change the legal drinking age limit of 18 years be changed to 21 years?

Your application MUST include the following contact information:

  • Your full names; Postal address; Telephone number (plus alternate contact of PARENT / GUARDIAN); and E-mail address

        **APPLY HERE**

 If you are unable to apply online,send applications to :

The Chairman
United World Colleges - Botswana National Committee
PO Box 414


Email applications to



Other dates to note: (For shortlisted Candidates only)

Friday March 31st: Parents/Guardian Information Session - Falcon Crest, Gaborone

Saturday April 1st: Selection day - Falcon Crest, Gaborone

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