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How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

The UWC Botswana National Committee invites applications annually from candidates who;

  • are 16-18 years old;
  • have recently completed form 5 (or equivalent) with a strong academic performance (40 points and above).
  • are either citizens or residents of Botswana.

Furthermore, while not required, the following qualities are desirable,

  • leadership experience (anything from being a group leader to being the president of the student representatives council).
  • A commitment to and/or desire for social justice and development.
  • Previous participation in extra-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, sports, academic fairs, etc.).

Application Procedure

If you meet the Eligibility Criteria, please apply here

Your application must include the following:

  • Short Cover Letter (Explaining who you are, and your interest in attending UWC)
  • A certified copy of your IGCSE/BGCSE results
  • A certified copy of your ID / Passport
  • 2 recommendation letters (at least one of which must be from a teacher)
  • A short essay (no longer than 600 words each) on one of the following topics:
  1. How would you address the issue of youth unemployment in Botswana? 

  2. Is Botswana's death penalty effective?

  3. What should the Botswana Government do to reduce inequality?

  4. How has Covid-19 affected your life?

Your application MUST include the following contact information:

  • Your full names;
  • Postal address;
  • Telephone number (plus alternate contact of PARENT / GUARDIAN); and
  • E-mail address

If you are unable to apply online,send applications to :

The Chairman
United World Colleges - Botswana National Committee
PO Box 414


Email applications or questions to

Tentative Timeline

  • Application Deadline: 19 March 2021
  • Interview Invitations to shortlisted candidates only: 22 March 2021
  • In-person Selection Weekend Activities for shortlisted candidates only: 26 & 27 March 2021