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Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the UWC process in Afghanistan as agreed with the Ministry of Education, applicants must be:

  • A citizen of Afghanistan (without citizenship in any other country)
  • Living in Afghanistan, or one of Afghanistan's immediate neighbours (Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, or China) or are living as a refugee in another country. 
  • Between the ages of 16 and 19 years old as of September 1, 2019
  • If you have been the victim of a landmine or cluster ammunition injury, please contact the National Committee Immediately, as there may be an additional opportunity for you. 

Any exceptions to the criteria above (e.g. for students who are refugees in foreign countries beyond those listed above) should be discussed with the UWC National Committee in Afghanistan in advance of applying, to ensure the application can be considered. We regret we cannot consider students of Afghan origin who have citizenship in countries not listed above. 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.