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GLOBAL SELECTION PROCESS (GSP)

The UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP) is an application route for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for a limited number of places with no financial assistance. Currently, you can apply to UWC Thailand via this route.

Please note that applicants who choose the GSP route forgo financial assistance. You can find information about our School Fees. If you need a scholarship to attend UWC, please have a look at the UWC national committee entry-route.

Global Selection Programme applications are open on a rolling basis. Decisions are released in two periods: 

  • Early decision: If you submit your application form before November 30th 2020, you will be notified of the decision no later than December 10th 2020.

  • Regular decision: For applications received between December 2020 and March 2021, notifications will be rolling throughout March and April depending on availability of places.

Application Process

Each UWC school has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by its host country, the specific setting, cultural context and its community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together – and their joined mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability.

We offer a unique and challenging learning experience. To determine whether our school is the right option for you, the GSP application process seeks to learn as much as possible about you, and gives you the opportunity to learn more about us along the way. All applicants are assessed according to the UWC Selection Criteria.

The GSP selection process consists of the following stages: 

Stage 1: GSP Application Form

The first stage of your application requires you to complete a common GSP Application Form hosted on the online UWC Applications portal. You can submit only one UWC application per year. Your application journey begins when you set up a username and password that you will use to access your application as you move through the process. START YOUR APPLICATION

Stage 2: Initial Interview

If your GSP Application Form is shortlisted, you will be invited to an online interview with our admissions office. Before this interview, you will be required to submit additional documentation such as reference letters, transcripts or others. Your parents may be invited for an interview at this stage.

Stage 3: GSP Assessment Session

If you advance after the initial interview, you will be required to participate in a series of online activities including: group activities, a project presentation and an emotional wellbeing questionnaire.

Stage 4: Additional interviews

If you advance after stage 3, we may invite you and your parents to meet with faculty members of your school/s of choice. You may be invited for more than one additional interview, depending on each individual case.

Final Decision

After the final stage, the admissions directors of each school will make final decisions and make an offer to accepted candidates. You will be notified of the decision according to your selected application timeline: no later than December 10th for Early Decision and throughout March and April for Regular Decision.

Nursery to Grade 10

Our admissions process from Nursery to Grade 10 is all done online through 
Open Apply.

Grade 11 Direct Entry

Students applying for Grade 11  as Direct Entry applicants please use the visit the GSP Info page.

UWC Scholarships

For IBDP students applying for Grade11 with scholarship opportunities, please contact your National Committee.

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