UWC (United World Colleges) works together to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Central to the ethos of UWC is the belief that education can bring together young people from all backgrounds on the basis of their shared humanity. UWC schools and colleges all over the world deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of young people.
All students in the school will be UWC students. When the school becomes a UWC, it will become part of a wider, global community and opportunities for students to interact with students around the world will be increased. The school will continue to offer the high-quality, International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
All schools and colleges are independent and run by their own Boards.
There are no anticipated fee increases outside those that can be reasonably expected according to inflation.
Individual schools and colleges within the UWC movement find their own funding, through donations or capital development fees, to develop their facilities. The UWC International Office does not provide grants.
There are no changes to the curriculum planned. The first UWC, Atlantic College in Wales, was one of the founding IB Diploma schools and all UWCs are IB World Schools.
The school will continue to recruit highly qualified teachers and offer the same, high-quality, International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
As a UWC, ISM will still be a school in Tanzania and as such regulated by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education.
Yes, we are not anticipating a change.
As a UWC the school will be able to provide greater scholarship opportunities to Tanzanians to attend ISM.
Students applying to the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes should continue to apply directly to either Moshi or Arusha Campus and further details can be found at our admissions page.
Students wishing to apply to the Diploma Programme should apply through the UWC application process. Details of how to apply for a diploma place are given here.
UWC graduates are well respected by many universities overseas and UWC students have reported how their culturally diverse, UWC experience has helped them in interviews and writing their university applications. Details of the UWC-specific, Davis UWC Scholars Program can be found on their website: http://www.davisuwcscholars.org.
All UWCs agree to the UWC Common Code of Conduct which clearly outlines a common standard of behaviour expected by students in UWCs. The Code of Conduct can be found here. The school will continue to develop its own set of rules for ISM.
Yes. The school will be changing its name to UWC East Africa.