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Admissions

Thank you for considering one of the campuses of UWC East Africa to provide a challenging and fulfilling educational programme for your family. If you are looking for a school which will support your children academically whilst providing them with the skills and knowledge to become responsible, productive and successful global citizens, we believe that we can offer an excellent educational home for them.

Please see details below on how to apply and who to contact if you have any questions.

Moshi Campus

Our beautiful and safe campus at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro is the home for day students between the ages of 3 and 19, and boarders aged 7 or older. We offer a curriculum incorporating the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, and were the first school in Africa to offer the IB Diploma Programme. You are very welcome to email the Head of Campus, Bob Cofer, at moshi@uwcea.org, with any questions you may have.

Arusha Campus

Our purpose-built campus outside the city of Arusha has a spectacular view of Mount Meru. We offer a day school for children aged 3 to 19, including the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, and also offer boarding for Diploma students. You are very welcome to email the Head of Campus, Phil Bowen at arusha@uwcea.org with any questions you may have.

How to Apply:
PYP & MYP

If your child is applying to join primary (EC-P6)[Tanzania up to Class 6, US Grades K-5] or the middle school (M1-M5)[Tanzania Class 7 to Form 4, US Grades 6 to 10], please follow the link below to complete the application on line. This will take you to our OpenApply platform and provide you with an individual login. You can also request tours through this platform for both campuses.

Apply at: UWC East Africa OpenApply

The online application process will ask you to provide the following:

  • A photocopy of the student’s birth certificate,
  • Photocopies of school reports from the last 12 months (if appropriate),
  • Photocopies of any exam or test results, or mock examination results (if appropriate),
  • A passport sized photograph.


  • Whenever possible we would welcome the opportunity to show you around the school, discuss your child’s admission in person, and meet your child. In some cases we may also want to assess your child in certain areas.

    Once the application is completed you will receive from us a formal admission letter and invoice specifying amounts due with methods and dates for payment. On the platform you will also be prompted to provide additional information including a health form showing basic medical information on your child. Later you will be sent handbooks describing the school day, our curriculum, and aspects of boarding (if appropriate).

    Between receiving formal admission and arriving, either the student themselves or his/her parents are very welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns they may have. We will look forward to meeting you on your arrival and making you feel comfortable.

    Questions regarding the admissions process for PYP or MYP students can be addressed to:
    Moshi Campus: moshi@uwcea.org
    Arusha Campus: arusha@uwcea.org

    How to Apply:
    Diploma Programme

    All Diploma programme applicants (for D1,D2)[Tanzania: Forms 5-6, US Grades 11-12] should apply through one of the two UWC routes for application:

    Scholarship Option

    Students interested in the IBDP are selected through one of UWC's national committees. Over 65% of students selected through the UWC national committee system are also offered financial assistance. Scholarships are granted on the basis of each individual's need and means.

    Tanzanian students should apply through the UWC Tanzania National Committee.
    Students from other countries should apply through their home country National Committee.

    Fee-Paying Option

    The UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP) is designed for candidates who wish to apply 9-12 months before the beginning of the school year. They must also be able to pay the full fee for the school once they have successfully applied. Please click here to continue.

    GSP is coordinated by UWC International in close cooperation with UWC schools, colleges, and the UWC national committees. Selections are carried out by experienced UWC selection volunteers.

    UWC GSP is an application route for a limited number of places at some UWCs. Currently, you can apply to UWC East Africa or 15 of the other 17 UWC schools and colleges via this route.

    Questions regarding the admissions process for Diploma students can be addressed to the Admissions Coordinator at:
    admissions@uwcea.org

    Admissions Policy

    You can also download the school's Admissions Policy here.