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.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Application Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements:
• Bermudian or entitled to Bermudian status on your 18th birthday
• Be between 16 and 18 years of age
• Completed five years of education locally

Applicants are expected to have a solid academic record. The I.B. is a challenging program and the UWC environment adds a very active and busy lifestyle as a result of community involvement and extra-curricular activity.

Applicants deemed ineligible because they are not Bermudian, have three options regarding the application process:
1. Apply to the National or Selection Committee where he/she is a citizen (‘home’ country).
• If the application is accepted, he/she will be expected to be in that country at the time of the interview and/or when other selection events are held.
2. The Bermuda Selection Committee, with the permission of the ‘home’ country, can conduct an interview and make recommendations to the ‘home’ country Selection Committee.
3. Apply directly to certain colleges under the International Quota system.
There are extremely limited awards for International Quota (IQ) applicants and in most cases successful applicants will be expected to pay their own fees and costs.

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