A school like no other
On the west coast of Norway
The world in one school
Students from over 85 countries
The International Baccalaureate
A rigorous academic programme
In well-equipped classrooms
A wide range of extra-academic opportunities
Announcements and upcoming events
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We welcome all supporters of the College to donate to the UWC Red Cross Nordic Fund.
Donations will be used to fund scholarships and College-approved projects.
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Live the Mission
Now, more than ever, the world needs future leaders and team players who know and understand one another and are determined to make a positive difference in their communities.
Opened in 1995 by Queen Sonja of Norway, UWC Red Cross Nordic is the UWC in the Nordic region. Sponsored by Nordic governments and the Red Cross, the College focuses on the promotion of humanitarian and environmental concerns and Nordic values. The College is located in the beautiful fjord region of western Norway and we have 206 students, aged 16-19, all selected on demonstrated potential from over 85 countries.
We offer a challenging two-year programme of studies; a deliberate compromise between the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth provided in others.
The Mission statement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is, “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
Residential life at the College provides a challenging and rewarding learning environment for the students. All aspects of life at the College are guided by the simple principle: consideration for others. For friendships and international understanding to develop it is important for students to have an open mind, show respect for each other, be ready to cooperate and compromise, and act with integrity and responsibility.