Entry into a UWC school or college is through a competitive selection process. The decision to nominate a student is based purely on how well he or she meets UWC selection criteria. Nomination does not necessarily guarantee that a student will receive a scholarship however. If a student is nominated, his or her parents or guardians will need to complete a financial assessment, which is separate from the selection process. Once the assessment has been completed, students with demonstrated financial need are awarded places offering partial or full scholarships based on their families’ capacities to pay.