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UWC Canada, UWC College Canada

Address: 650 Pearson College Dr, Victoria, BC V9C 4H7, Canada
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Description UWC Canada, UWC College Canada

  • Year of Establishment: 1956;
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
  • Students age: 17-18 years old;
  • Number of students: 200 people;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Type of study: private school of mixed education.

The UWC global movement includes 18 schools, including the most international school in Canada - Pearson College UWC. Students from over 150 countries are selected to participate in UWC. Once selected on the basis of merit, UWC strives to meet the apparent financial needs of students by offering substantial material assistance. This helps ensure student diversity is key to fulfilling the mission of making education a force for peace and sustainability around the world.

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Quick overview: While the IBDP curriculum is at the core of the academic life of every UWC school and college, UWC education goes beyond the requirements set by the IB program. Because every UWC school and college has a different student body and staff representing a wide variety of national, socio-economic, cultural, linguistic, political, educational circles, UWC recognizes that the curriculum must allow for as many interpretations and perceptions as there are students in the program. The IBDP official curriculum is complemented by classes on global issues, other activities that promote critical thinking, courageous engagement with the challenges facing the world today.

IB students choose a course in each of the following six subject areas:

  • Studies in Language and Literature;
  • Language learning;
  • People and societies;
  • Science;
  • Mathematics;
  • Arts (instead of an arts course, students can choose to study another science, society, or a language course).

Students usually study three subjects at the standard level and three subjects at a more advanced level, in which they must demonstrate a greater amount of knowledge, understanding and skills. What specific subjects are offered at different UWC schools and colleges depends on their geographic location and directions.

Accommodation, housing and food

Every UWC college or school has a team of staff dedicated to supporting student well-being.

Staff is represented by:

  • Host families;
  • Student counselors;
  • Peer support networks;
  • Nurses and counselors;
  • Student deans;
  • Health and wellness specialists;
  • Residence managers;
  • Psychologists;
  • Psychotherapists.

Events UWC Canada, UWC College Canada

The Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) trio is an essential component of the International Baccalaureate program and education at UWC in general. Students of all age groups participate in a wide range of creative, physical, social and community activities.

Details about CAS:

  • Creativity - arts and experiences that require creative thinking, activities include:
    • Theater;
    • Music;
    • The history of Art;
    • Cultural travel;
    • Dance.
  • Physical exercise, physical activity:
    • Rock climbing;
    • Kayaking;
    • Running groups;
    • Basketball;
    • Orienteering.
  • Service is an unpaid, voluntary exchange that benefits the student and the local school community.

They vary considerably, but some examples include supporting a local kindergarten, running events in refugee camps, participating in sports, theater activities with people with disabilities, disseminating scientific knowledge to children and adults, conducting spoken English lessons for children, working with an organic farm. campus, offering a multicultural experience to local elementary school students.

CAS demonstrates that UWC education is not just a series of academic tasks, but a life approach: developing caring, compassion for others. By making CAS a core part of the UWC experience, students develop interpersonal skills through hands-on learning, embark on a journey of self-discovery, overcoming personal challenges, and provide an important balance for academic pressures.


  • Today UWC is 18 schools and colleges on 4 continents, most of which are focused exclusively on the age group 16-19: a time when the energy and idealism of young people can be directed to the development of empathy, responsibility, and helping others.
  • In colleges, education is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, a qualification in which UWC was instrumental. In doing so, the school emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning, community service and outdoor activities.
  • UWC college students are selected domestically + in over 150 countries through UWC's unique national committee system. Selection is based on candidates' willingness to learn, demonstrated potential.
  • According to the basic idea of ​​UWC education should not depend on the socio-economic situation of the student, 70% of the school's students receive full or partial financial assistance, depending on their needs.
  • UWC maintains a lifelong commitment to social responsibility. To date, it has inspired a worldwide network of over 60,000 alumni who believe in action and change locally, nationally and internationally.
  • UWC's 18 schools and colleges are located on 4 continents and provide education to more than 9,500 international students annually.
  • Each school and college has its own distinct character and identity, depending on the host country, specific conditions, cultural context and their community. UWC makes each of them a purposefully diverse student body: students come from all over the world and bring very different life experiences with them to learn and live together, and their common mission is to make education a force for peace and resilience.

The UWC network includes:

  • Pearson College, Victoria, Canada;
  • Moshi and Arusha, Tanzania;
  • UWC Southeast Asia, Singapore;
  • Waterford Kamhlaba UWC, Mbaban, Eswatini;
  • UWC Dilijan, Dilijan, Armenia;
  • Lee Po Chun UWC, Sar Hong Kong, China;
  • UWC Red Cross Nordic, Flecke, Norway;
  • UWC Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands;
  • UWC-USA, Montezuma, New Mexico;
  • UWC Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • UWC Costa Rica, Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

Equipment UWC Canada, UWC College Canada

All schools and colleges within UWC have a developed infrastructure necessary for academic and extracurricular activities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Applications are accepted from November 15 to April 15.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants are encouraged to apply during grade 11.

International students must be at least 16 years old by September 1 of the year they will be admitted to UWC. Most schoolchildren start their studies at the age of 17.

Each section of the application must be completed.

Applications will be carefully reviewed by admissions offices to determine eligibility for UWC requirements. From an initial pool of candidates, a short list of candidates is selected for face-to-face interviews with regional selection teams. Applicants who continue the process after the interview will be asked to state their school preferences + they will undergo a financial assessment to determine how much they would be wise to contribute to the cost of UWC.

Then the applicant receives a notification, the registration and admission process begins.

Visa requirements and procedures for obtaining a study permit differ from country to country, so this part of the process is different for each UWC.

It can take up to 3 months to apply to study outside Canada, so it is important to follow the instructions provided by the school. It is often required to visit the nearest embassy or consulate of the country in which you will be visiting UWC, to sign some documents by a lawyer or notary.

National Committees strive to get to know each student, carefully prepare them for school or college, so that they are ready to make the most of their UWC experience.

At this stage, the NCC matches incoming students with current or recent Canadian students at the school they will be attending.

Scholarships UWC Canada, UWC College Canada

Up to 75% of international undergraduate degree students receive full / part-time scholarships that support wide socioeconomic diversity. It is this diversity that motivates students to become engaged, motivated “agents of change” seeking to make the world a better place. Support allows UWC to select students based on their potential and merit, regardless of ability to pay.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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