The national selections for the UWC 2020 Entry offers will be carried out by a Jury and according to the timeline below.
Both the Jury's nominations and the UWC colleges' offers are final and cannot be contested. The selection process is transparent and we invite you to review the criteria here.
You may review the general selection process here.
4 November 2019: Applications open
31 January 2020, 00:00 hrs.: Applications close
1 - 10 February 2020: Eligible candidates receive an individual email confirming that their application has been received and they will subsequently enter the first stage of the national selection process: applications' evaluation. At this stage, eligible candidates means: applications submitted within the deadline, applications that meet the mandatory eligibility criteria, complete applications. Please note that applications not meeting the above minimum criteria will be disqualified.
February 2020: Members of the Jury evaluate the applications.
End of February - beginning of March 2020: Selection of successful candidates for the second stage of the national selection process: interviews. Both successful candidates and candidates not selected for the interview will be announced individually, via email.
March 2020: Interviews. The candidates will receive an email with details regarding the location and the hours.
March 2020: Nomination of successful candidates for the 2019 UWC scholarships. Before sending the nominations to the respective UWC Colleges, each candidate and their family will be asked to formally accept the nominations, including the financial costs incumbent to each scholarship.
For each nominated candidate, UWC Romania National Committee will prepare a nomination form provided by each UWC college that will include the original application, financial details & statements, the Jury evaluation and any other information that might be required by the respective UWC college.
March - May 2020: Each UWC college will evaluate the nominations. During this time, the college representatives may directly contact the candidates to clarify aspects of their application, ask for further information, check on financial aspects.
Starting 15 May 2020: Nominated candidates will receive the formal acceptance and final financial aid offer from each college. After accepting the scholarship, each new student will start preparing for attending UWC under the guidance of the college and with the support of the UWC Romania National Committee.
June 2020: UWV Romania National Committee will host the Induction Day - a meeting that all new students and their families must attend, in order to best prepare for the exciting experiences ahead.
Confirmed Jury Members for the 2020 national selections
Irina Anghel-Enescu - President of the Jury, Eisenhower Fellow, Mason Fellow at Harvard, and Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
Tinu Bosînceanu - Harvard University Alumnus, Founder Upgrade Academy
Ilinca Apetrei - UWC Adriatic Alumna, Chair UWC Romania National Committee
Mihaela Bonatiu - Psychologist, President and founding member of the Romanian Association of Person-Centred Psychotherapy