UWCs all over the world

More than 9,000 pupils attend one of the 17 UWCs each year. All colleges share basic values such as respect and responsibility, but are embedded in the local environment and have different thematic priorities. Therefore, each UWC is entirely unique.

UWC Maastricht, The Netherlands


This UWC is located on the outskirts of the cozy medieval city of Maastricht. Maastricht itself is a center for education and culture. The College is co-financed by the Dutch state, as it is intended to serve as a model for the public school sector with its wide range of social activities.


Profil: 850 pupils aged between 2 and 18 years


Founding year: 2009


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UWC Mahindra College, India


The UWC Mahindra College is located in a stunning natural park. The beautiful mix of modern architecture and local materials by the architect Christopher Charles Benninger has received several awards. All students take a course in Hindi to communicate with the local community.


Profil: 250 pupils between 16-19 years


Founding year: 1997


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UWC Atlantic College, Wales


The oldest of all UWC Colleges is located on the Welsh Atlantic coast in a medieval 12th century castle. Students can actively engage with the college's own organic farm or work after school as a coastal lifeguard.


Profil: 350 pupils between 16-19 years


Founding year: 1962


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Pearson College UWC, Canada


The Pearson College UWC in Victoria, Canada, is surrounded by vast coastal forests along the wild, rugged Canadian Pacific coast. The college offers many projects to protect the local flora and fauna. The city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is nearby.


Profil: 160 pupils aged between 16 and 19 years


Founding year: 1974


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UWC South East Asia, Singapore


Sustainability and energy efficiency are the focus of the UWC in Singapore. Whether school buildings, curricula or student projects, the school strives to integrate sustainability and environmental protection into the every aspect of pupils’ everyday life.


Profil: 5'280 Schoolchildren between the ages of 4-19


Founding year: 1971


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Waterford Kamhlaba UWC, Swaziland


The UWC in the small kingdom of Swaziland played an important role in the anti-apartheid movement. The school has a strong regional focus. From teaching in African history to the concrete support of AIDS orphans, the students can learn about Africa and get involved in projects where help is much needed.


Profil: 600 pupils aged between 11 and 20 years


Founding year: 1963


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The UWC is located in the Rocky Mountains in the US state of New Mexico, near Las Vegas and Santa Fe. The beautiful nature offers ample opportunity for special experiences in the wilderness. The campus also houses the Bartos Institute, which provides training on constructive conflict resolution - an integral part of college life.


Profil: 227 pupils between 16 and 19 years old


Founding year: 1982


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UWC Adriatic, Italy


The UWC Adriatic is located in the heart of the northern Italian coastal village of Duino and the students actively engage with this village community. The college emphasizes its relationship with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the promotion of music and Italian culture.


Profil: 200 students between ages of 16-19


Founding year: 1982


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Li Po Chun UWC, Hong Kong


The UWC in Hong Kong has a campus in the middle of the Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong. It is surrounded by a charming landscape with sea view. A special focus lies on teaching Asian history and culture.


Profil: 256 pupils with ages between 16-19


Founding year: 1992


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UWC Red Cross Nordic, Norway


The Norwegian UWC is idyllically situated on the banks of a small fjord, surrounded by forests and mountains on the west coast of the country. One focus is on Nordic history and culture. In addition, the neighboring rehabilitation center of the Red Cross offers numerous opportunities for social activities.


Profil: 200 pupils between 16-19 years


Founding year: 1995


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UWC Costa Rica


The college is located in the relaxed small town of Santa Ana. From the village, you can go on trekking tours to nearby natural parks. It is very important to be bilingual as the IB program is taught in English and Spanish. There is also a great focus on sustainability.


Profil: 175 pupils who are between 16 and 18 years old


Founding year: 2006


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UWC in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


This college is located in the former high school of the city of Mostar. In Mostar, the school is firmly embedded within the city, because the residential buildings are spread all over the small city center. The UWC in Mostar is the first college to contribute to the aim of living together peacefully after the Yugoslavian war.


Profil: 166 pupils between the ages of 16-18 years


Founding year: 2006


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UWC Robert Bosch College, Germany


Founded in 2013, the college is located in the "Green City" of Freiburg, on the edge of the famous Black Forest. The school has a special focus on sustainability and environmental protection. In addition, a 14th century monastery garden offers the possibility to learn about biological gardening among other social activities.


Profil: 200 pupils between the ages of 16-19 years


Founding year: 2013


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UWC Dilijan, Armenia


The college is located in the north of Armenia, on the edge of a national park with breath-taking meadows, forests and mountain landscapes nearby. The college was built according to the plans of London star architect Tim Flynn and adheres to the most modern ecological standards.


Profil: 200 pupils between 16-19 years


Founding year: 2014


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UWC Changshu China


Das College liegt in der 3’000 Jahre alten chinesischen Stadt Changshu nahe Shanghai. In der Umgebung der Millionenstadt gibt es verschiedene Seen und Berge. Bei der Vermittlung der chinesischen Kultur und Sprache und dem Umweltschutz liegt ein besonderer Schwerpunkt.


Profil: 520 Schülerinnen und Schüler zwischen 16–19 Jahren


Founding year: 2015


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UWC Thailand


The UWC in Phuket, Thailand opened its doors in the summer of 2016. The special focus of the school lies on the traditional Thai culture: the students should be taught emotional learning and mindfulness.


Profil: 400 pupils from 65 nationalities with ages ranging from 18 months to 18 years


Founding year: 2016


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