You are eligible to apply if:
- You are a citizen of the Russian Federation or have continuously resided (have permanent registration) in Russia for at least 5 years (any refugee living in Russia who meets the other criteria may also apply);
- You are a student in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade of a Russian secondary school or post-secondary educational institution, but not yet a university student, at the time of submitting your application;
- You are 16 or 17 years old as of the beginning of the academic year, September 1st;
- You are a highly capable student with a strong academic record;
- You speak fluent in English or are able to quickly learn it.
Elegibility criteria for UWC IB Diploma programme 2025-2027 based on age:
*Date of birth which is highlighted in bold meets the selection criteria
We are looking for those candidates who demonstrate:
You love learning about the world around you - both inside and outside the classroom. You have at least one academic area that you are passionate about, and would like to explore further. You are able to recognise global and local issues, and analyse them critically.
Active commitment to your own values and those of UWC:
You share UWC’s values and show a commitment to follow UWC’s code of conduct. You have humility and the ability to listen to, and value, other people’s opinions. You appreciate that although others may have different points of view, they may also be right. You promote UWC’s values in your daily life, and act as a global citizen of the world.
You interact respectfully with others, understanding and appreciating their viewpoints and perspectives, and you are able to work within a team to find solutions to problems. You know how to express yourself appropriately in different situations and to different people.
Resilience, self awareness and independence:
You can look after yourself physically and emotionally during challenging situations, for example in a boarding school environment. You have developed good coping strategies, and you are not easily overwhelmed. You also know when to ask for help for yourself, and for others.
Personal responsibility and integrity:
You can express and examine your own values, and you are ready to contrast and reflect on them in comparison to the values of others. The way you behave within your family and community reflects your values and beliefs. You can communicate your own needs and are mindful of those of others, demonstrating a sense of communal responsibility.
You have the potential to meet the rigorous demands of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme.
An important principle of education within the UWC system is the desire of the students to return home following graduation and apply the knowledge, skills and experience they have received into fostering the development of their countries and strengthening the peace and mutual understanding between members of different nationalities. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their willingness to do this during the application process.