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Selection Process and Timeline

The selection process commences with the assessment of the submitted applications. The applications will be reviewed by the Committee within a certain period of time. The number of applicants proceeding to the next stage will depend on the number of applications received. 

The next selection process is the Challenge Day. The Challenge Day will thoroughly assess applicants’ skills through various activities for the whole day. Any applicant who fails to attend will be disqualified without further notification. 

The interview sessions, conducted in both English and Tetum, are the final stage of the selection process. Before the interview takes place, an aptitude test will be conducted. 

Successful candidates will be notified directly by the Committee after the interview. Please bear in mind that the number of selected students will vary every year depending on the scholarship offers.

Upon the completion of the selection process, the Committee will work with selected candidates and their families to prepare and submit a nomination package to UWC schools that will make the final acceptance offer. 

Please find information below outlining the selection process. Note that the timeline can change depending on circumstances.

2023 Selection Process Timeline

The following is the timeline for the Selection Process in 2023. The selected students will be attending UWC Schools in the 2024 to 2026 Academic Year. 


Selection Process

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Application forms made available online on UWC Timor-Leste website

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Deadline for the submission of applications.

Submit to (preferably) or contact UWC-NCTL for drop off location via +670 75555088 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Shortlisted applicants for the UWC Challenge Day are announced

Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Sunday, February 11, 2024

UWC Challenge Day 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Shortlisted applicants for the interview sessions are announced 

Saturday, February 17, 2024 - Sunday, February 18, 2024

Interview sessions

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Successful candidates for the UWC Scholarships are informed and the nomination process for UWC schools starts.