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. 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.


Profile: 850 students, 2 to 18 years old


Founding year: 2009


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UWC Mahindra College, India


The UWC Mahindra College is located in a stunning natural park. The striking 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.


Profile: 250 students, 16 to 19 years old


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 castle from the 12th century. Students can work on the college's own organic farm or join the schools coastal rescue team.


Profile: 350 students, 16 to 19 years old


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.


Profile: 160 students, 16 to 19 years old


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.


Profile: 5'280 students, 4 to 19 years old


Founding year: Founding year: 1975


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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 African history to the active support of AIDS orphans, the students can learn about Africa and get involved in projects where help is much needed.


Profile: 600 students, 11 to 20 years old


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 stunning landscape 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.


Profile: 227 students, 16 to 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. The students actively engage with this village community. The college places value, in particular, on its relationship with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and its focus on music and Italian culture.


Profile: 200 students, 16 to 19 years old


Founding year: 1982


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Li Po Chun UWC, Hong Kong


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


Profile: 256 students, 16 to 19 years old


Founding year: 1992


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UWC Red Cross Nordic, Norway


The Norwegian UWC's idyllic location is 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 to that, the neighboring Red Cross rehabilitation center offers numerous opportunities for gaining experience in social work.


Profile: 200 students, 16 to 19 years old


Founding year: 1995


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UWC Costa Rica


The college is located in the relaxed town of Santa Ana. From there, it is possible to make trekking tours in the nearby natural parks. UWC Costa Rica places great value on bilingualism and the IB program is taught in English and Spanish. In addition, the school focuses on sustainability.


Profile: 175 students, 16 to 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 specifically aid the rebuilding of a peaceful community after a war.


Profile: 166 students, 16 to 18 years old


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 is particularly strong on themes of sustainability and environmental protection. In addition, a 14th century monastery garden offers the possibility to learn about biological gardening amongst other social activities.


Profile: 200 students, 16 to 19 years old


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.


Profile: 200 students, 16 to 19 years old


Founding year: 2014


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UWC Changshu China


This UWC stands in the 3'000 year old Chinese city of Changshu near Shanghai. In the region surrounding this mega-city there are lakes and mountains. Chinese culture and language as well as the protection of the environment are key themes for this UWC.


Profile: 520 students, 16 to 19 years old


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 this UWC lies in the traditional Thai culture. The school has also integrated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness in its curriculem.


Profile: 400 students, 18 months to 18 years old


Founding year: 2016


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