All applicants are required to complete the selection process before an offer can be made.

All students selected will be completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The process outlined evaluates a student's ability to gain from a UWC education as well as complete the IB Diploma Programme. Further information about the IB Diploma Programme is available on the College website and

Application for 2020 Entry (16 September 2019 to 25 November 2019)

  • Application Period: 16 September 2019 to 25 November 2019
  • A Complete application includes:

a) The Online Application Form

b) Recommendation Form

c) Parent Statement

d) Last 2 years of school reports

e) Identity documents

f) Passport-size photo

All information must be submitted by 25 November 2019. Late applications will not be considered - contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any challenges in abiding by this deadline.

Aptitude Test (Sunday 8 December 2019)

  • All applicants who have submitted a complete application will be invited to take a mandatory aptitude test. Applicants should ensure that they are available to participate.
  • The aptitude test will take approximately 3 hours and will be divided into four sections: Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Mathematical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning.
  • Aptitude Test Date: 8 December 2019 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC)
  • Time: 3 hours in the morning or afternoon

Challenge Day (Sunday 19 January 2020)

  • Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend Challenge Day at LPCUWC, where they will participate in different group activities. The purpose of the activities is to gain a better understanding of the candidates, to evaluate their suitability to a UWC environment and for them to get a taste of interacting with current and ex-UWC students.
  • Challenge Day: 19 January 2020 (Sunday)
  • Venue: LPCUWC
  • Time: 8:15am to 5:30pm

Panel Interview (February - March 2020)

  • A final short list of applicants will be invited to a panel interview, during which the candidate's understanding of current events, attitudes towards serving others and philosophy of life are explored.
  • For applicants applying through the UWC Scholarship Scheme, a Financial Circumstances Data Form has to be returned at the Panel interview for the applicant to be considered for a scholarship award.
  • Panel Interview Dates: February - March 2020
  • Venue: LPCUWC

Notification of Offers (finalised by June 2020)

  • Overseas UWC Schools and Colleges

Successful applicants will be notified of their preliminary UWC offer and scholarship award by early April 2020. Once the applicants have accepted the preliminary offer, they will be officially nominated to the respective UWC schools and colleges. Final confirmation of offer from the overseas UWC schools and colleges will be in May 2020.


Successful applicants will be notified of their offer from LPCUWC by April 2020. The amount of scholarship awarded will be notified by June 2020.

Note to Hong Kong applicants who are currently overseas

Alternatives could be made for applicants who are unable to attend some of these selection dates if they are currently studying or living abroad. Please detail the current situation on the application form or contact the Admission Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..