The Belize UWC Selections process may vary slightly year by year. Below are descriptions of some assessments that may be used. Applicants are shortlisted after each phase of the selection process and therefore, are required to check their email frequently. Location for camp and interview is determined on an annual basis.
The Belize UWC Selection Process:
Phase 1 - General Application Form
General Application Phase where students are asked to complete the online application. The application form consists of personal information, most recent grades, information about their ambitions, as well as information about what activities they are involved with. Each application must be submitted with their most recent transcript, proof of nationality (if applicable) and copy of payment of application fee.
Phase II - Essays
Essays - students are given 9 long and short essay questions. These essay questions include questions on their goals for the future, knowledge of local and international issues, as well as questions about what they understand the UWC's mission to be.
Phase III - Community Work
A volunteering Phase where students are required to spend a certain number of hours giving back to Belize by volunteering at a local charitable organisation of their choice. This is a wonderful and fulfilling experience.
Phase IV - Selections Camp
Selections Camp Phase where students are required to attend a day camp usually held during the first week of February. At the camp students are able to meet UWC alumni, as well as the other applicants. They are given more information about UWC, and allowed to partake in group discussion and activities.
Phase V - Interview
One-on-one interview where the semifinalists are interviewed by a panel of the UWC Belize Selection Committee members. This process is intended for the committee to be able to get to know the student better.
Applicants are shortlisted after each phase of the selection process.