UWC Bermuda Contact Information

Email: uwcbermuda@gmail.com
P.O. Box HM 2175, Hamilton HM JX
UWC Website: http://www.uwc.org/

United World College - Overview

United World Colleges (UWC) is unique. It is the only global educational movement that brings together students from all over the world – selected on personal merit, irrespective of race, religion, politics and the ability to pay – with the explicit aim of fostering peace and international understanding.

UWC was founded in 1962 and originated in the ideas of German educationalist Kurt Hahn. Hahn believed that much could be done to overcome hostility and conflict if young people from different nations, races and religions could be brought together to learn from each other.

Today there are fourteen United World Colleges (links posted in side bar), each with its own distinctive character, but sharing a common mission and values. In the turbulent world of the twenty-first century, these values are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps more so.

UWC offers a rigorous 2 year academic program using the International Baccalaureate with a strong emphasis on community service.

President of the United World Colleges: HM QUEEN NOOR of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon
Hon. President of the UWC International Council: MR. NELSON MANDELA, former President of the Republic of South Africa

Bermuda National Committee Members

The Bermuda National Committee is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers, all of them Bermudian alumni of United World Colleges. All alumni are welcome to join the UWC Committee, and all current students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other UWC Bermuda Events.

2016 Bermuda National Committee:
Sean Smatt- Chair (AW 95-97), Kelli Nusum- Treasurer (RCN 02-04), Zayna Osseran Foggo- Secretary (MI 01-03), Chantelle Simmons (PC 94-96), Julia Pitt (AC 91-93), Adrian Kawaley-Lathan (LPC 00-02), Diana Darrell (LPC 01-03), Warren Simmons (WC 04-06)

Application Process

Entrance to a United World College is determined by the UWC Bermuda National Committee's selection process.

UWCBermuda offers a full scholarship, covering the cost of tuition and board for the two year program, to the first ranked student through this process. Partial funding may be available for other selected students pending UWCBermuda's resources.

Application Eligibility Requirements:
- Bermudian or entitled to Bermudian status on your 18th birthday
- Are between 16 and 18 years of age as of Sept. 2014
- Completed 5 years of education in Bermuda
- Strong academic record and community service

The application period for 2018 is now open.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

UWC Information Night 2018

The United World College Bermuda National Committee will be hosting an Information Session on January 16, 2018 for students interested in applying for 2018-2020 placement.

The session will be held on January 16 at 5:30pm at Hamilton Re (1st Floor) of the Wellesley House (Pitts bay road entrance).

This will be an opportunity to learn more about the United World College movement and to meet local alumni.
For those unable to attend additional information can be obtained via email or be contacting myself at 5951127. Please also have a look at the UWC international website uwc.org

The 2018 application deadline will be February 16, 2018. Finalized application will be available at the information night and will also be circulated via email. Digital copies are available for download on this blog in the right hand column.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Update: Financial Statements for 2016 Applicants

The UWC Bermuda Treasurer has amended her email, all Financial Statements for UWC 2016 applicants are to be sent to: kellinusum@hamiltongroup.com . The change in her address has been reflected on all Application Forms available for download on this site. Please be reminded: Deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

UWC Information Night 2016

The UWC Bermuda Committee is hosting an Information Night for prospective students and parents on Thursday January 14th at 5:30pm! It will be held at the Butterfield Building (Reid Street entrance), in the Longtail Room on the 2nd Floor. A presentation will be made followed by a Q&A session with alumni and committee members, offering additional insights into the UWC experience! We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

UWC Spirit Documentary

A short-documentary that follows the inspiring stories of four students from around the world who are part of the United World Colleges movement.

Directed, Written and Produced by Andrés Broennimann
There will be a UWC Information session for prospective students and their parents next week, Thursday Jan 15, 5:30pm at ACE. Come and find out about United World Colleges and UWC Bermuda.

For more information check out this flyer, email UWCbermuda@gmail.com or look for us on our Facebook page UWC Bermuda

The 2014 UWC promotional video is available to prospective students and their parents on You Tube

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela

UWC is greatly saddened by the loss of our Honorary President Nelson Mandela, whose life was an inspiration for our movement and its values of peace and sustainability. We are proud that Mr Mandela’s children and grandchildren were educated at UWC Waterford Kamhlaba, showing his belief in and commitment to the work we do. Part of his legacy will be the example he set of striving to spread peace and justice in the world, his ability to forgive and inspire others to do the same and his understanding of the role education plays in bringing positive change.

Keith Clark, Executive Director of UWC International