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About UWC GB

The volunteer National Committee system is possibly unique to UWC. Students enter all of the UWC colleges through their National Committees, who select students based on their suitability, potential and merit, publicise UWC, raise scholarship funds, support the students before, during and after their time at a college and organise network events for UWC alumni. 

National Committees exist in over 155 different countries and whilst each committee operates as appropriate to their national context all are overseen by the UWC International Board, and its secretariat based at the International Office in London. 

Our vision: 

Be representative of, and contribute to, the UWC Community as a whole and its organisations.

Our mission:
  • Select the best possible students for all United World Colleges and Short Courses that represent the diversity of Great Britain in order to enrich the UWC movement 
  • Maximise opportunities for young people in Great Britain to take part in a UWC experience 
  • To nurture an enduring commitment to the UWC ideals in Great Britain
  • Provide support for current students selected by the committee and their parents in order to maximise their UWC experience