The Student Body


The College has 201 scholarship students, aged 16-19, most of whom are selected by UWC National Committees from over 85 countries. The students are selected on demonstrated potential, with the overarching aim of creating a deliberately diverse learning community.

The College has a host group of students from the Nordic countries, representing 30% of the student body.

Many students come from under-privileged and/or conflict-torn regions. Functionally disabled students are also integrated into the student body.

Below is the geographical distribution of the student body in 2017-2018.

Nelson Mandela

Education is
the most
powerful weapon
which you can use
to change
the world

Nelson Mandela
Honorary President