Applicants to this scholarship program must meet the following three conditions:
- Citizen of Sri Lanka
- Have completed GCE Ordinary Levels or equivalent prior to September 2018 and not yet entered a bachelors’ degree program or similar
- Must not be younger than 16 and under 18 years old on the 1st of September 2018
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 recognize the details and grasp the breadth of issues (for example global and local concerns) involved in any given topic and to analyze them thoroughly.
The ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behavior within family and community against one’s values, and to act on one’s own beliefs accordingly and responsibly.
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.