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Selection Criteria

1.  Eligibility: Applicants must meet these following requirements: 
  • Lao citizens.
  • currently enrolls in upper secondary school.
2.  Criteria: UWC looks for applicants who can demonstrate these following attributions: 
  • Intellectual Curiosity and Motivation:  A genuine urge to learn about the world around oneself and the ability to recognize the details and grasp the breadth of issues (for example global and local concerns) involved in any given topic and to analyze them thoroughly.
  • Active Commitment: The ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behavior within family and community against one’s values, and to act on one’s own beliefs accordingly and responsibly. 
  • Social Competence: The ability and readiness to make contact with other people, to interact respectfully with them, to work together with them in a team and to achieve solutions; the ability to express oneself adequately in different situations and to different people. 
  • Resilience, Personal Responsibility, and Integrity: The ability to look after oneself physically and emotionally during the challenging and transforming experience that a UWC offers; the personal motivation to adhere to UWC’s common moral and ethical principles, a sense of humility and an ability to listen and value another person’s opinion and experience.
  • Motivation for UWC: Passion, ability, and serious incentive to contribute to and actively promote UWC’s values.