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Procedure & Application form

Students must meet the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the UWC colleges.

Please be aware of the three stages of selection process. 

Stage 1 

Submit the application and one recommendation letter. Fill out the application and submit it before the deadline (2nd March 2024). The application can be found at the bottom section of this page. 

Application Deadline 2nd, March 2024

Stage 2 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. You will be asked to be present in an interview with the UWC national committee members. Be prepared to provide supporting documents for your application (e.g. copy of your O/L results sheet, report cards, certificate of achievements, etc.)

Stage 3 

Final selection process. Evaluating the shortlisted candidates based on the interview and supporting documents you present. 

Please note:

Successful candidates are nominated to specific UWC schools and colleges. The schools and colleges generally accept the nominated candidates on the recommendation of the national committee but reserve the right to make the final decision on every candidate. 

An application is made to UWC and not to a particular school or college (although you may be asked to state your preference.

Guidelines for submitting the written application

Students can download the application form from below. The completed application form along with one recommendation letter needs to be submitted to UWC Sri Lanka for full consideration. 

Submission of application form 

Scan and email the completed forms to Reference letter may also be emailed to this email address by the referees themselves (please ensure to indicate the applicant name clearly, so we can match the letters to relevant applications).

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at