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Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply if:

  • Armenian citizen or a resident of the Republic of Armenia, who attends a local school in Armenia.
  • Any refugee living in Armenia, who complies with the age requirement. For the selection purposes a “refugee” can mean any person, who has received a refugee status under the laws of the Republic of Armenia or international law, any person, who has applied to receive a refugee status in Armenia or under international law, any person, who has fled current armed conflicts and currently lives in Armenia (For avoidance of “conflicting” applications, if a “refugee” as defined in this document can technically apply through his/her “local” national committee (the national committee of the country of citizenship) but cannot do so because of an ongoing armed conflict and/or current residency in Armenia, the applicant shall notify the “local” national committee and inform it on the submission of the application through the Armenian national Committee);
  • 16 or 17 complete years old on the date when the classes at UWC colleges begin (e.g. September of the year the classes start);
  • Being a student of a secondary school or post-secondary educational institution, but not yet a university student, at the time of submitting application.

Elegibility criteria for UWC IB Diploma programme based on age:

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

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We are looking for those candidates who demonstrate:

Intellectual curiosity and motivation: 

A genuine urge to learn about the world around oneself and the ability to recognize the details and grasp the breadth of issues (for example global and local concerns) involved in any given topic and to analyze them thoroughly 

Active commitment: 

The ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behavior within family and community against one’s values, and to act on one’s own beliefs accordingly and responsibly  

Social competence:  

The ability and readiness to make contact with other people, to interact respectfully with them, to work together with them in a team and to achieve solutions; the ability to express oneself adequately in different situations and to different people

Resilience, personal responsibility and integrity:  

The ability to look after oneself physically and emotionally during the challenging and transforming experience that a UWC offers; the personal motivation to adhere to UWC’s common moral and ethical principles, a sense of humility and an ability to listen and value another person’s opinion and experience 

Motivation for UWC: 

Passion, ability and serious incentive to contribute to and actively promote UWC’s values

 An important principle of education within the UWC system is the desire of the students to return home following graduation and apply the knowledge, skills and experience they have received into fostering the development of their countries and strengthening the peace and mutual understanding between members of different nationalities. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their willingness to do this during the application process.