The Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (UWC) is accepting applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates for a limited number of need-based scholarship awards and fee-paying places in select UWCs for September 2022 admission.

Students attend the colleges to prepare for the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Certificate.

Where appropriate, parents/guardians may be expected to pay for their ward’s flight tickets, extra cash, health insurance, clothes, and other expenses. Some scholarship awards may only cover a portion of the cost of tuition and accommodation.

The UWC movement is a non-profit organization with its international headquarters in London. In 1982, the Nigerian National Committee was established. The Committee is now chaired by Hakeem Belo-Osagie (a UWC alumnus), and the National Patron is Akintola Williams (CBE, OFR).

Regardless of socioeconomic, religious, national, ethnic, or cultural origin, the UWC movement wants excellent students who desire to become change-makers for a better society.

If you are a passionate learner, excited at the prospect of studying and living with young people from around the world, a UWC education is for you.

Applications are open from Thursday, June 10, 2021, to Friday, October 14, 2021.

To be eligible to apply:

  • Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and must have obtained the Senior School Certificate SSC/GCE ‘O Levels or their recognized equivalent.
  • Exceptional students in SS3 may also apply based on their 2 years continuous assessment.
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 17 years (birth certificate required).
  • Candidates must also submit an essay and Principal’s recommendation with their application

How to apply:

Application fees and payment: An application fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only) is payable on submission of the application while candidates from any public school who are nominated by the school may pay a reduced fee of N1000.00 (One Thousand Naira only).

Payment is by a Bank Draft drawn on any Nigerian Bank in favour of the Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (Call/WhatsApp 07011397295 for account details). Alternatively, pay through Flutterwave Payment Gateway on our website www.ng.uwc.org.

Forms can be downloaded here

Forms can also be purchased and/or submitted at these purchasing and submitting centres in Abuja or Port Harcourt:

  • Dr Kevin Ihenetu (Abuja Purchasing Centre)
    Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Plot 1075, Joseph Gomwalk Street, After Bahamas Plaza, Gudu – Abuja.
    08033500289
  • Mrs Chioma Nwigwe (Port Harcourt Purchasing Center)
    18 Egbelo Street, Off Okporo Road, Port Harcourt – Rivers State.
    07038071037

Submission: All applications must be submitted with the required documents and prescribed fees within the application period: (i) At any of the aforementioned centres
(ii) Or scanned and sent directly to this e-mail address: applications@ng.uwc.org.
(iii) Or through this link.

The last day of submission is Friday, October 14, 2021, by 4.00 pm

Selection exercise

In the past shortlisted candidates have been invited for a rigorous selection exercise at the Sea School Apapa Lagos. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Committee will monitor the situation carefully and determine the most appropriate way to conduct the selection exercise in November/December 2021 to safeguard the lives and health of the participants.

If you wish to set up an appointment to discuss your application, you make contact via e-mail: info@ng.uwc.org or call this number: 07011397295.

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