United World Colleges has a network of National Committees based in almost every country in the world. At present, Pestalozzi offers scholarships to students from Belize, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tibetan communities in exile in Nepal and India.
Former partner organisations in those countries are encouraged to nominate candidates meeting all our selection criteria to the National Committees. As a result, the process will also allow us to consider candidates from a wider range of schools. Pestalozzi staff have the opportunity to join the National Committee members and observe some of the selection process in each country.
All scholarship candidates will be assessed based on the UWC core criteria and relevant NC eligibility criteria. UWC’s core selection criteria are:
The final decision regarding suitable students will remain with the members of the respective NC selection panel. NCs allocate candidates to the places they have available at UWC Atlantic or UWC Mostar based on several complex factors such as visa/immigration restrictions, best fit, available funding, and student preference.