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2-Year UWC Scholarships

2-Year UWC Scholarships for Cambodians (2018-2020)

The United World Colleges (UWC) offers an International Baccalaureate education to students with a high emphasis placed on international understanding and the sharing of cultures. Currently, there are 17 UWC colleges throughout the world. Three scholarships are offered to Cambodian students aged 16 to 18 years old for the academic year 2018 - 2020. 

School / College Country Level of financial support Travel allowance

Pocket money

UWC Costa Rica Costa Rica Partially funded No No
UWC Maastricht  The Netherlands Up to fully funded No No
UWC Thailand Thailand Up to fully funded Negotiable Negotiable

Eligibility requirements 

  • be Cambodian citizens;
  • have been born between  01 September 2000 and 31 August 2002, and
  • are currently attending high school in Cambodia.

Note: Candidates born before 01 September 2000 or after 31 August 2002 will be automatically eliminated from the short-list.

Qualification requirements

  • have very good written and spoken English;
  • have an excellent academic record, particularly in Mathematics, Khmer, English;
  • demonstrate global understanding;
  • have proven interest in extracurricular activities; and
  • be of strong moral character.

Application process

Eligible and qualified applicants are invited to submit an online application form free of charge. The process is simple:

  • Step 1 : Go to and create a new account using the 'Sign up' button.
  • Step 2 : Fill in all the details and then click on "Save and Exit button".
  • Step 3 : You will receive an e-mail (please check spam/junk box) attached with a link. Please click on the link and you will be directed to the application page.

The complete online application must include:

  • A short essay of 500 words or less.
  • Scanned (PDF) copy of official academic transcripts for the past 2 years

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Hard-copy and e-mailed applications are not accepted.


Applications are accepted until December 31, 2017 by 11:59 PM. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Selection process

  • Selection criteria are based upon the quality of the application, including short essay and supporting documents uploaded.
  • 100 candidates will be selected to sit the 1st round exam. Selection committee's decision is final and irrevocable.
  • Short-listed candidates will be notified via e-mail by January 20, 2018 with further information on exam date, exam subjects, and venue.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Those who do not receive a notification of application decision by January 20, 2018 means they have not made it to the 1st round.
  • General selection updates will be provided on UWC Cambodia website , Facebook page, and e-mail notifications to short-listed candidates.

Contact information

For inquiries about the UWC movement or the selection process, please contact the Cambodia UWC National Committee via or Facebook page.

Spread the words

Educators are welcome to share this scholarship opportunity with those who might be interested. Scholarship brochure is available for download in English and Khmer.