Scholarship at UWC Robert Bosch College
“UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.” (UWC mission statement)
UWC (United World Colleges) is a global educational movement that brings together students aged 16 to 19 from all over the world, offering them life-changing education. Young people of different cultures, religions and social classes from over seventy nations live together in one place for two years. They learn from each other, with each other and work together for peace and sustainable development. Voluntary work – whether in AIDS education in Swaziland or the sea rescue service in Wales – has a lasting impact on the students and at the same time benefits other people. There are 17 United World Colleges worldwide. UWC Robert Bosch College was founded as the 13th member in September 2014 on the grounds of the Charterhouse, a former monastery of the Carthusian Order in Freiburg. The school is home to 200 young people from over 100 nations. They apply through national committees worldwide, and after being selected come together at one of the 17 colleges. At UWC Robert Bosch College, about 70% of the students receive a full scholarship, another 30% a partial scholarship – the stay should be independent of the financial means of their parents. In order to finance the scholarships, UWC is reliant on donations; major supporters are the State of Baden-Württemberg, B. Braun Melsungen AG, the Robert Bosch Stiftung as well as various foundations and private individuals, and the Christian Bürkert Stiftung. UWC Robert Bosch College has a special focus on environmental issues. The central question is how technology can contribute to sustainable ecological development and peace. UWC Robert Bosch College is characterised by pedagogical innovations and a differentiated approach to teaching and school development. The school leaving certificate is the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), which qualifies students to study at universities of further education worldwide.