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Eligibility requirements & criteria


General requirements for the candidates 

UWC application is open to candidates that correspond to the next general requirements:

  • Be born on August 2006 - September 2008;
  • Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus or a permanent residence permit or a refugee certificate in Belarus. 

Elegibility criteria for UWC IB Diploma programme based on age:

*Date of birth which is underlined and highlighted in bold meets the UWC selection criteria

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UWC selection criteria 

To be a successful student at UWC, a candidate has to demonstrate the next criteria:

  • Intellectual curiosity

You love learning about the world around you - both inside and outside the classroom. You have at least one academic area that you are passionate about, and would like to explore further. You are able to recognise global and local issues, and analyse them critically.

  • Active commitment to your own values and those of UWC

You share UWC’s values and show a commitment to follow UWC’s code of conduct. You have humility and the ability to listen to, and value, other people’s opinions. You appreciate that although others may have different points of view, they may also be right. You promote UWC’s values in your daily life, and act as a global citizen of the world.

  • Social Competence

You interact respectfully with others, understanding and appreciating their viewpoints and perspectives, and you are able to work within a team to find solutions to problems. You know how to express yourself appropriately in different situations and to different people.

  • Resilience, self-awareness and independence

You can look after yourself physically and emotionally during challenging situations, for example in a boarding school environment. You have developed good coping strategies, and you are not easily overwhelmed. You also know when to ask for help for yourself, and for others.

  • Personal responsibility and integrity for UWC

You can express and examine your own values, and you are ready to contrast and reflect on them in comparison to the values of others. The way you behave within your family and community reflects your values and beliefs. You can communicate your own needs and are mindful of those of others, demonstrating a sense of communal responsibility.

  • Academic robustness for UWC

You have the potential to meet the rigorous demands of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme.


Please be aware that we do not expect candidates to be fluent in English.

UWC Belarus special criteria

The UWC Belarus National Committee is seeking candidates that will become the best representatives of their country and its culture. Those candidates usually demonstrate the following criteria:

  • deep awareness of the cultural richness and diversity of Belarus, its place in the regional and global context;
  • ability and desire to adequately represent Belarus in all its diversity in the international community;
  • objective understanding of the most urgent problems in Belarusian society, a desire to contribute to their solution;
  • sincere care and interest in the future of Belarus.