Entry into a UWC school or college is through a competitive selection process. Students are awarded places on a merit basis, based purely on how well they meet UWC selection criteria. If a student is successful, parents or guardians need to complete a financial assessment, which is completely separate from the selection process. Partially or fully funded scholarship places scholarships are awarded based on need, which helps ensure scholarships go to students who need them most. Parents who are able to pay full fees do not need to undergo financial assessment.