Selection Process and Timeline

The following selection process applies to:

  • all Hong Kong applicants to UWCs through the UWCHK Scholarship Scheme
All applicants are required to complete all stages of the selection process before an offer can be made.
All students selected will be completing the IB Diploma.  The process outlined evaluates a student's ability to gain from a UWC education as well as complete the IB Diploma. Further information about the IB Diploma is available on the College website and

Aptitude Test (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: LPCUWC
  • Time: 3 hours in the morning or afternoon

Challenge Day (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: 8:15 am to 5:30 pm

Panel Interview (late February to early March 2020)
  • A final short list of applicants will be invited to a panel interview, during which the candidate‚Äôs 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: late February to early March 2020
  • Venue: LPCUWC

Notification of Offers (April 2020)
  • Overseas UWCs
    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 Colleges.  Final confirmation of offer from the overseas UWCs 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.