How to Apply

Students applying to the pre-university programme apply through UWC’s unique National Committee system.

Who can apply?

Although strong academic achievement is valued highly, our ethos compels us to think more broadly about the knowledge and skills that will shape our students as whole people. As a transformational experience a UWC education empowers students to become leaders in social responsibility, inspiring them to affect change personally, locally, nationally and internationally.

Students interested in the pre-university IB Diploma will normally be aged between 15 and 17 years old at the application stage and have already completed 10 or 11 years of formal education. Students are normally 16 or 17 when they start at a UWC college. Academic requirements vary from country to country.

The teaching language of UWC Red Cross Nordic is English.

We recommend that students are physically and emotionally robust if considering the two-year UWC Red Cross Nordic programme – given our geographical position and climate on the west coast of Norway.

For information about the Admissions Policy of UWC RCN, please click here.

We also have a Foundation Year Programme for students who are identified by the Academic Support Team as requiring extra time to prepare for the demands of the two-year IB course. Please click the link above for more information.

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