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The 2023 UWC application period is now open!


Before You Apply

All applicants must read the following information before applying:

Eligibility Criteria 

2023 Scholarship Opportunities

Online Application

Follow the links below to access our online application portals:

Online Application: Fee-Paying Opportunities (Zambian citizens and residents)

Online Application: Scholarships (Zambian citizens only)

Only eligible candidates will be able to access the online application. Applicants must be:

  • 16 – 19 years old (must be a maximum of 19 years old as of 1st September 2023)
  • Must be a Zambian citizen (full and partial scholarships, fee-paying opportunities)
  • Must be a Zambian resident (fee-paying opportunities)

The online application includes the following sections:

  • Personal Information
  • School Information
  • Health Information
  • Short Essays (3)
  • Long essay (1)
  • Academic Documents (Grade 11 and 12 Transcripts)
  • Academic Reference (1)
  • Non-Academic Reference (1)
  • Financial Assessment Form
  • Parental Consent Form

Application Forms

Please download, complete these forms, and upload them to your application using the online application links shared above. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Academic Reference Form

Non-Academic Reference Form

Financial Assessment Form

Parent/Guardian Consent Form


The 2022 application period will close on the following dates:

Fee-Paying Opportunities

31st January 2023

Scholarship Opportunities

28th February 2023


Early December - Application period opens
Late January/February – Application period closes
March – Successful candidates will be invited for interviews
End-March – Final candidates nominated for scholarships.
Mid-April – UWC Schools confirm/reject nominated students
Early May – Final students awarded UWC scholarships


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions