The start of the application period for the academic years of 2017-2019

Dear Friends!

The day has finally arrived when we can officially announce the beginning of the application period for the 2017-2019 academic period..

To get your application underway, please follow this link

Please note that the application process requires a fair amount of time. A number of documents must be attached to the online-application. We therefore recommend not leaving your application until the last minute.

Detailed information on the application process is available here.

Applications for 2017-2019 will be accepted until 1st December, 2016, inclusively.

Those candidates who apply will be informed via e-mail about all selection stages. The selection results will be announced in March 2017.

As a reminder, applications may be submitted by students in the 10th or 11th grade who meet the following selection criteria:


  • You are a citizen of the Russian Federation or have continuously resided (have permanent registration) in Russia for at least 5 years (refugees living in Russia who meet the other criteria may also apply);

  • You are 16 or 17 years old on 1st September, 2017;

  • You are a student in the 10th or 11th grade of a Russian secondary school or post-secondary educational institution, but not yet a university student, at the time of submitting your application;

  • You are a highly capable student with a strong academic record;

  • You speak fluent English or are able to quickly learn it;

  • You demonstrate commitment to the UWC ideals and are deeply involved in extracurricular activities;

  • You are fluent in Russian;

  • You possess strong leadership qualities and a moral character.


An important principle within the UWC educational system is that students desire, upon completion of their college studies, to return home and apply in practice the knowledge, abilities and experience they received, fostering the development of their countries and strengthening therein peace and mutual understanding between members of different nationalities. It is expected that candidates will exhibit readiness for this during entrance trials.

We look forward to receiving your applications and wish you every success!

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