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How many scholarships does Romania receive from UWC? Are these scholarships the same every year?  

Each year, the UWC International Organisation allocates scholarships to the +150 National Committees all over the world, among which Romania. The number and type of scholarships varies from one year to another. For example: Romania received as follows - 6 scholarships in 2015, 4 in 2016 and again 6 in 2017. In 2018 Romania has been offered 5 scholarships, please see the list here

What type of scholarships does Romania receive? 

We usually receive both full and partial scholarships.

Full scholarships cover the tuition fees, room and board, books, health insurance, IB registration fees. They do not cover travel expenses, Project Week, house deposit, pocket money and other personal expenses. 

Partial scholarships cover a percentage of the  tuition fees, room and board, books,health insurance, IB registration fees,. They do not cover travel expenses, Project Week, house deposit, pocket money and other personal expenses. 

When and where does the Romanian UWC National Committee publish the scholarships? 

We publish the scholarships annually, usually in October, on the website and on our Facebook page. 

How do I apply for a UWC scholarship? 

Applications can be made via the UWC Romanian National Committee for the UWC scholarships offered to Romania in a given year. In this case,  you must fill in the Application Form and meet the eligibility criteria. For more information, you can enquire at: 

Can I choose a particular College/ scholarship?

If you apply via the UWC Romania National Committee, the answer is no. When you place your Application Form with us, you are applying for any of the scholarships that we offer. Following the selection process, the Selection Committee decides the best match between a student and a particular college. 

If you apply via the UWC Global Selection Programme, please refer to the places offered annually within this specific programme. 

The UWC Global Selection Programme is designed for those: 

  • Who wish to apply 10-15 months before the beginning of the school year, and
  • Who can pay the full fee for the UWC school or college to which they are successful in applying
  • Looking to attend a specific school or college
How does the selection process work? 

The selection process is organised annually. You may find all the necessary information here. 

I sent my application after the deadline, am I still eligible? 

No. You must place your Application within the deadline. If you send your application by mail, we take into account the date the application was sent (as marked by the postal office). So, if the deadline is February 10th and the envelope clearly shows you mailed on the 10th but it arrives on the 13th, we consider it valid. 

If you complete your Application online, the system will not allow you to apply after the set deadline. 

If I live in Bucharest, can I deliver the written application myself? 

Yes. But please check the Italian Cultural Institute of Bucharest's working hours, to make sure it is open when you deliver your application. We also encourage you to send us an email to let us know you delivered your application in person. 

In what language do I write the Application? Can I write the by hand or should it be typed on a computer ? 

The application contains sections in both Romanian and English, you must follow the indications. If you choose to fill in the written Application,  starting 2018, all applications must be typed at a computer. Handwritten applications are no longer accepted. 

Do I need an English language proficiency certificate? 

We do not specifically require such as certificate and you will not be disqualified if you show sufficient proficiency in your written application and interview. However, we clearly indicate that you may attach whatever documents/ certificates you feel might appropriate to support your application. 

In what language do my teachers have to write the recommendations? How do I include them in my application? 

We accept both Romanian or English. Teachers' recommendations should be written on the separate forms we provide and you must place them in sealed envelope, together with your own application form. If you apply online, the system (FluidReview) will provided all the necessary steps you must take. 

I have double citizenship. Can I apply for the UWC Romania scholarships? 

Yes. But please note that you can only apply through one NC. For instance, if you have both Romanian and Canadian citizenship, you must choose just one NC (Romania or Canada) when applying. You can never apply to UWC scholarships both in Romania and Canada. 

What are the selection criteria? 

The selection process is a competitive one and the criteria are set by the UWC International Organisation. We take into account your academic results but we place much emphasis on your extra-curricular activities, voluntary work, critical thinking, your involvement with the community, proven record of actions you took to entail change, how well does your profile & personality & knowledge of the world fit with the UWC organisation and its core values. 

What costs do full scholarships cover? 

They cover fully the tuition fee, room and board, books, IB fees, health insurance. They do no not cover travel and visa expenses, Project Week costs, personal things (such as phone/ laptop), pocket money and other personal expenses (clothes, hygiene products, etc.). Please make sure you carefully read and understand the College Fact Sheets with costs that we provide each year, when announcing the scholarships. 

What is a partial scholarship? 

Partial scholarships means that besides travel and visa expenses, Project Week costs, personal things (such as phone/ laptop), pocket money and other personal expenses (clothes, hygiene products, etc.), you must also cover a % of the tuition fees, room and board. 

What is the academic year's structure in UWC Colleges? 

With one exception (Africa), the UWC academic year starts in August and ends in May, with Christmas and spring breaks.  For further information, please review each college's policy. 

What type of facilities do UWC Colleges have? 

Most of the Colleges have their own campus. Some are based in small villages/ towns. They all have study halls, library, cafeteria, housing, labs, sport fields, medical staff and emergency rooms in their close vicinity. Please read further about what every college offers here

Who is responsible for the students during their 2 years? 

Each college has a supportive system for all students. Every student has a mentor/ tutor, all residences have a supervisor (house-parent). Psychologists and social workers are also on-campus to assist students. Please read further about what every college offers here

Visa assistance 

In case you win a scholarship in a country that requires EU citizens to have a valid visa, the college will provide you with all the necessary papers to support your visa application process. However, it is only you in person who needs to apply for the visa. The Romanian NC can also offer assistance, if needed. 

What happens if I cannot go home during Christmas/ spring breaks?  

Some colleges allow you to remain on campus. Others offer placement with local families. A college representative will give you all these details once you have been accepted as a student. 

Is the IB Diploma recognised all over the world? 

Most countries recognise the IB diploma. You will have no problem getting accepted in most universities, including Romania. You will have pre-university orientation program during your 2nd year at UWC and you will have both the time and the support to choose where and when you will continue with your university studies. 

If you return to Romania, your IB Diploma needs to be validated, please find the relevant information here. 

What happens after I graduate UWC? 

After graduating UWC, you may choose to go to most universities around the world. In fact, UWC has several University Scholarship Partners that  offer a unique access for UWC graduates to some of the world’s leading universities and are testimony to the high calibre of UWC graduates.

How do I apply for a UWC Short Course?  

You may apply directly or ask the UWC Romania National Committee for assistance. You may read more about UWC Short Courses here.