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University Preparation

We are committed to helping our diploma students secure places at excellent universities worldwide and to obtain scholarship funding whenever beneficial and possible.

To this end we offer all our diploma students the services of our highly experienced and successful University and Socio-Emotional Counsellors, who will meet with students on a regular basis, lead students and families through the various options available, guide all students on the forms and procedures necessary, and ensure an eventual place that will take the student on their next step to a successful career. Diploma students and their parents can contact the counsellor on their own campus:
Arusha Campus:
Moshi Campus:

D2 Parent Presentation – September 2020

We invite you to view this recording from the presentation introducing parents to the college admission process. Some key aspects of the process in Canada, UK, US and others that follow a holistic admissions approach were highlighted. In addition, strategies for supporting your child during this time were shared, as well as an emphasis on the importance of better understanding what your child is expected to do so that you can assist them. We welcome parents to join the journey to life after UWCEA, and this video and the corresponding slideshow invite you to join the journey with the knowledge necessary to help launch your soon-to-be graduate.

Video: D2 University Applications 2020

UWC Davis Scholars

As a member of the UWC community, our students are eligible to receive funding to support their post-secondary goals. We encourage you to learn more about the UWC Davis Scholar Partner institutions and the success of this initiative celebrating its 20th year of funding UWC graduates from around the world.

College/University Visits

We have been fortunate to welcome representatives from institutions throughout the world to our campus both in person and virtually. In the past year we have introduced students to institutions including: Columbia University in the City of New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of British Columbia; University of Toronto; and many others through on campus presentations where they were able to ask questions and engage with admissions specialists who provided them with answers to guide their post-secondary planning process. Students and parents are also encouraged to utilize the myriad of resources available on the Admissions websites, application platforms, and social media sites that provide a plethora of information to assist the post-secondary planning process for our future graduates.

Maia Learning

To assist upper secondary students with their career and college/university planning we are utilizing the platform Maia Learning. This platform allows students to take assessments, research careers, create a portfolio, develop a resume, and explore colleges/universities from around the world. Parents can also request Parent Access to their child’s account so that you can follow along on their journey.

Click here to read of our successes in university admissions and scholarships in recent years.


Many students will also need to take additional tests to support their university admission portfolio. Many of these tests are conducted in school in Moshi. These requirements vary depending on the nationality of the student and the country in which they plan to study, but are broadly as follows. Applicants applying to:

  • USA: Students will need EITHER the ACT® or the SAT® Reasoning test.
    Students who are not US, UK, Australian or Canadian citizens will also require a TOEFL® test, or an IELTS test or a Duolingo language test.

    Students applying to highly selective US universities may be asked to take SAT® subject tests.

  • Canada: Students who are not US, UK, Australian or Canadian citizens will require either a paper-based TOEFL® test or an IELTS test.
  • UK: Students whose first language is not English will require the IELTS test.
  • Australia: Students who are not US, UK, Australian or Canadian citizens will require either a TOEFL® test (internet-based test is preferred) or the IELTS test.

More information about tests in Tanzania (including dates, locations and fees) is given at

You can check the dates for the tests outlined below with the Test Supervisor on Any questions about these tests can be directed to him. Test dates for tests held in Moshi are also shown on the school’s calendar at Please ensure that you register for any tests at least six weeks before the test date.