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Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply to the UWC movement through the National Committee of India, candidates must meet our eligibility criteria.

Age Requirements 

Candidates must be between 16 to 18 years of age at the time of enrolment. However, please note that younger applicants currently in the 10th grade who will be 15 years old at the time of enrolment can also apply and may be invited to selections if they present exceptional applications. 

Residency/Citizenship Requirements

Candidates must be Indian nationals or PIO/OCI card holders or residents of India.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must currently be in Grade 10 or Grade 11. We also accept applications from students who have been home-schooled or alternatively schooled.

Scholarships and Fees 

We believe that the best and the brightest students should be able to attend UWC irrespective of their family’s ability to pay. UWCs are amongst the premier residential educational schools in the world and fees range from INR 11.5 lakhs per annum to INR 35.5 lakhs per annum (approximation - subject to change), depending on the college and prevailing currency exchange rates. The full fees for each college can be found by contacting or by contacting the college directly.

All students who apply are eligible for scholarship support, which is needs-based and takes into account the financial position of the family at the time of interviews. UWC India receives funding from a variety of sources in order to provide these scholarships, including individual UWC schools and colleges, interest from endowments, and much appreciated donations from UWC alumni and other generous individuals/corporates. Unfortunately, these sources cannot cover all costs, and some scholarships will require the candidate and their family to contribute part of the cost, as determined through financial-assessments.