Nigerian National Committee Annual UWC Scholarship Award/Selection Exercise 2022

The Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (UWC) invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates for a limited number of need-based scholarship awards and fee-paying places in some UWCs for entry in September 2022. The colleges prepare students for a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Certificate. Parents/Guardians may be required to foot the bills of their wards flight ticket, pocket money. health insurance, clothing etc. where applicable. Some scholarship awards may only partially cover the cost of tuition and accommodation.

The UWC movement is a non-profit making organization with International Headquarters in London. The Nigerian National Committee was founded in 1982. Currently, Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (an alumnus of UWC) is the Chairman of the Committee while Mr. Akintola Williams (CBE, OFR) is the National Patron. The UWC movement seeks outstanding students who want  to become change-makers for a better world, regardless of their socio-economic, religious, national, ethnic or cultural background. If you are a passionate learner, excited at the prospect of studying and living with young people from around the world, a UWC education is for you.

Applications are open from Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Friday October 14, 2021



To be eligible to apply:

  • Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and must have obtained the Senior School Certificate SSC/GCE ‘O Levels or their recognized equivalent.
  • Exceptional students in SS3 may also apply on the basis of their 2 years continuous assessment.
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 17 years (birth certificate required).
  • Candidates must also submit an essay and Principal’s recommendation with their application


Application Fees & Payment: An application fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only) is payable on submission of the application while candidates from any public school who are nominated by the school may pay a reduced fee of N1000.00 (One Thousand Naira only). Payment is by a Bank Draft drawn on any Nigerian Bank in favour of the Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (Call/WhatsApp 07011397295 for account details). Alternatively, pay through Flutterwave Payment Gateway on our website .

Forms can be downloaded on our website  

Forms can also be purchased and/or submitted at our purchasing and submitting centres in Abuja or Port Harcourt:

  • Dr. Kelvin Ihenetu (Abuja Purchasing Centre) Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, lot 1075, Joseph Gomwalk Street, After Bahamas Plaza,Gudu -Abuja. 08033500289
  • Mrs. Chioma Nwigwe (Port Harcourt Purchasing Center) 8 Egbelo Street, Off Okporo Road, Port Harcourt – Rivers State. 07038071037

Submission:  All applications must be submitted with the required documents and prescribed fees within the application period: (i) at any of the aforementioned centres, or ii) scanned and sent directly to our email [email protected]  or, (iii) through our website   

The last day of submission is Friday, October 14, 2021 by 4.00 pm


In the past shortlisted candidates have been invited for a rigorous selection exercise at the Sea School Apapa Lagos. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Committee will monitor the situation carefully and determine the most appropriate way to conduct the selection exercise in November/December 2021 so as to safeguard the lives and health of the participants.

If you wish to set-up an appointment to discuss your application, please contact us via: Email: [email protected] Tel: 0701139295

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