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Application Guidelines

Applying for a UWC Scholarship

Malawian students who satisfy the eligibility criteria and who wish to apply for a UWC scholarship should do so through the UWC Malawi National Committee.

The first step of the UWC Malawi selection process involves submitting a written application. Applications for the 2021 scholarships should include the following documents:

  1. A cover letter (300-500 words). This letter should include your full name, gender, date and place of birth, telephone number and email address. In the letter, please describe your extracurricular and service activities, and explain why you want to attend a UWC school.
  2. A short essay (300-500 words) reflecting on the following topic: “You can’t choose your family”
  3. Personal reference from the school principal or a school teacher well acquainted with the student;
  4. MSCE or IGCSE results. If these are not available due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, submit instead your latest term results and, if available, your predicted results.
  5. A scanned passport photo.
  6. A signed statement from your parents or legal guardians indicating that they support your application.

All applications should be emailed to with the above documents attached in a PDF format. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 12th February 2021. Incomplete and late submissions shall not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants are then invited to a selection day, where they are interviewed by a panel of UWC alumni and volunteers, and where they participate in a variety of team building activities that help the selection team get a better understanding of the candidates.

Based on the selection day, the National Committee recommends students for acceptance to individual UWC schools, make the final scholarship offers.

For more information email or call/WhatsApp Yvonne on 0999-133-121 or Novi on +1-518-879-5654.

Applying to UWC without a Scholarship

Students who do not require a scholarship can apply for admission to specific UWC schools through the Global Selection Programme.