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Eligibility Criteria


Applicants to this scholarship program must meet the following three conditions:

  • Citizen or Permanent Resident of Sri Lanka
  • Have completed GCE Ordinary Levels Exam or similar international exam
  • Applicants must be born between September 1st 2006 and December 31, 2008.


Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualities:

Intellectual Curiosity and Motivation

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

Active Commitment

The ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behaviour 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.


  • Other things being equal, preference will be given to a student who would not otherwise have access to such an experience or who would gain the most from the opportunity. Therefore, students from rural areas and students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this program.