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2021 Entry

📣2021 Entry application deadline has passed.

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The United World Colleges National Committee in Vietnam (UWC Vietnam) invites high school students to apply for the 2021 Entry to the United World Colleges (UWC) Scholarship Program. The deadline for submitting applications by emails is 23:55, Sunday, September 20, 2020. 

For the 2021 entry, UWC Vietnam continues to use the online application registration system with an earlier timeline. UWC Vietnam will select applicants based on their merits and nominate selected students to UWCs based on their financial needs. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Offer details will be released in September. Traditionally, there are about 10 offers from UWCs all around the world. These offers are up to 100% of the costs of tuition and board. 


1. Eligibility

Applicants to this scholarship program must meet all three following conditions: 
a. Vietnamese citizens and currently living in Vietnam,
b. Currently enrolled in high school (grade 10, 11, or 12) in September 2020, and 
c. Born between September 01, 2003 and August 31, 2005 (i.e. be between 16 and 18 of age when starting school in September 2021) 

2. Requirements

Successful applicants should demonstrate the following qualities: 
a. 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. 

b. Active Commitment 
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.

 c. 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.

d. 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.

e. Motivation for UWC 
Passion, ability, and serious incentive to contribute to and actively promote UWC’s values. 

3. Preference

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. 

Please note that we do not require any certificates of English proficiency or any other qualifications. However, successful candidates should be able to communicate effectively in English. 

Selection and Nomination Process

Eligible candidates must register online at to receive a reference number and submit their completed applications and financial forms online to

A number of applicants will be interviewed online then they will take part in regional selection round. Some of them will then be invited to the Final round in Ho Chi Minh City in December 2021 (normally, the Final round will be conducted in person. But please note that it will be dependent on the Covid-19 pandemic situation at the time)

Note: Interviewees from other cities and provinces are expected to pay for all the costs arising from their participation in the regional group activities and final round. However, interviewees may request for support from UWC Vietnam, if needed, including accommodation support.

Selected candidates will be nominated by UWC Vietnam to the relevant United World Colleges in January 2021 and the United World Colleges will confirm their acceptance to the students directly. Newly accepted students normally arrive at their United World Colleges in August, 2021.

For more information and to access the application form, please visit the website:, or follow us on Facebook at 

***For more information, please contact UWC Admissions in English at