What diploma will I receive at the end my UWC years?
You will receive a diploma in International Baccalaureate
How many years is the UWC experience?
UWC comprises of 2 years equivalent to A levels/HSC.
How can I apply to UWC?
First you should find out if you school counsellor has any information about UWC. Some schools like Schoalstica and Sunbeams hold information sessions about UWC for Grade 10 students that would be very helpful to attend. During those sessions you should also be handed the application that you need to fill out. If you school is not involved in student selection then you should contact the UWC Bangladesh National Committee directly. Please visit the “how to apply” page of our website to know about the upcoming date of entrance exam and interviews. You should also download the application form from the website and submit it to our office before the set deadline. We will then inform you if you are selected for an interview.
Can I decide which campus to go to?
You can put your campus preference in the application form but there is no guarantee that we will be able to place you in your preferred campus.
What time of the year does the selection take place?
Selection process usually takes place within January to March. Deadlines may vary each year. You should check for deadlines on the website or call us directly.
Who can apply to UWC?
Any student of grade 10 who will be sitting for the O level or SSC public exam in June and is planning to go to a UWC in the upcoming August, is eligible to apply.
What is the entrance exam like?
There are usually 4 sections: General Knowledge, English, Math and Bengali. Exam formats may vary slightly from year to year.
Is there going to be an interview?
Yes. If you are pass the exam you will be called for an interview.
What subjects can I take in UWC?
You have to take a first language, a second language, a math at Standard/higher/studies level, a science subject, a humanities and a subject of your choice of field, which can either be arts or any of the fields mentioned above. Subjects will vary from campus to campus. Once selected you can visit the campus website of the respective school for more information.
Can I take Math HL (Higher Level) if I have done GCE O Level Pure/Advanced Math in Bangladesh?
You definitely can. However Math HL is very challenging so it is suggested that you initially take 4 HL subjects (including Math HL) so that you can drop to SL (Standard Level) any time you find it necessary. Otherwise after a month of a semester when you are comfortable with Math HL, you can drop another subject to SL You are required to take at least 3 HL subjects and 3 standard level subjects.
How different are the studies in UWC from the studies in Bangladesh?
Studies at the UWC will include things like individual/group presentations, short papers to write, oral exams, interactive activities/simulations, detailed lab reports all of which you will be given instructions about before assigned.
What is CAS?
CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service. While at a UWC you must take at least 3 different types of extra curricular activities that fall under either Creativity, Action or Service. For example, a sport like basketball can be considered Action, Latin American Dance can be considered Creativity, and teaching English at a primary school can be considered Service.
Is there any application fee for the entrance exam?
No, there isn't.
Does every selected student get a scholarship?
No, every student is not given a scholarship. Since there are limited spaces for scholarship , when there are numerous students with good academic and standing, some of the students lower on the list are selected but they have to cover the whole cost.
What kind of food is provided at a UWC?
UWC schools always provide with vegetarian and non vegetarian foods, with supplement like drinks, bread, fruits etc. The foods vary great from campus to campus depending on their location. You can talk to your second year or any alumna/alumnus for further specific information.
How many nationalities are usually represented in a UWC?
Almost about 70 – 90 depending on the campus.