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Eligibility and Selection Criteria


Students applying to UWC from Lebanon must

  • be 16 or 17 years old by first year of entry to a UWC college
  • have Lebanese nationality (at least one parent Lebanese) OR be schooled in Lebanon since the three       previous years
  • have good motivation
  • achieve above average academic grades
  • be ready to live abroad and represent Lebanon in a college with students from over 90 countries


  1. Intellectual curiosity and motivation
    • A student applying to a UWC college should have a genuine desire to learn about the world and the capacity to grasp a range of issues, from global problems to local concerns, and the ability to analyse topics thoroughly.
  2. Active commitment
    • He or she should be able to develop, question and confront his/her own values, measure his/her behaviour within family and community against these values, and act accordingly and responsibly.
  3. Social competence
    • The student should have the ability and readiness to make contact with other people, interact respectfully with them, work in a team and achieve solutions. He or she should be able to express him/herself appropriately in different situations and to different people.
  4. Resilience, personal responsibility and integrity
    • The student must be ready to look after him/herself physically and emotionally during the challenging and transforming experience that UWC offers. He/she must have the personal motivation to adhere to UWC’s common moral and ethical principles, a sense of humility and an ability to listen and value the opinion and experience of others.  
  5. Motivation for UWC
    • The student must be committed to actively promoting UWC values.