Admissions for Indian citizens, Non-Resident Indians and OCI applicants take place through the UWC Committee of India. You can find more information on It is a competitive and rigorous process and is designed to understand who you are as a person- so be yourself! UWCs have a strict honesty policy and you must write your application. Make sure to follow all instructions in the online application and turn your materials in on time.

The online application form is usually available between July and September the year prior to the one you would commence your studies. The application fee is set at Rs. 1000 but please get in touch with us at [email protected] if this cost is prohibitive.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • July through September:
    Submit the application fee and access the application form through the UWC Committee of India ( You may also request a paper application package to be mailed to you (only available for those applying for a fee waiver). If the application fee is prohibitive, you may apply for a fee waiver through the College.
  • Submit your application form to the UWC Committee of India either online at or by mail at:
         The United World College Committee (India)
            Mahindra Towers, Ground Floor, Worli, Mumbai 400 018
            Tel: 022-2497 4625, 022-2490 5937

In addition to the application, you will need the following supportive documents:
  • Mid-October:
    If the selection committee has decided to advance your application, you will be asked via email to attend the 24-hour selection camp. Applicants living overseas will be asked to schedule an interview on the phone.
  • November:
    Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 24-hour selection camp to our campus outside of Pune. Under exceptional circumstances, mainly due to prohibitive cost for applicants from further regions such as the North-Eastern states, Ladakh or Kashmir, we will consider doing phone interviews or ask alumni from these regions to undertake interviews. These are not usually beneficial for the candidate and attendance to the selection camp is highly encouraged.

    Parents will also be asked to spend a few hours on campus and will get the opportunity to get their questions answered. You will need to submit all financial information and tax information at this point.

If you are accepted, here is what happens next:

  • December:
    Candidates are ranked and offers of places and scholarships are made to top candidates.
  • Mid - August:
  • Start your UWC experience! If you are selected to attend UWC Waterford Kamhlaba, in Swaziland, school will begin in January due to a southern hemisphere school calendar.

Scholarships and fees

Accepted students will be offered need-based scholarships to attend the College ranging in increments from 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% and 10%. 

Fees cover tuition, IB fees registration, room and board and health insurance for the two-year program. There some additional expenses, which will be communicated to you if your child receives admission:

  • Personal expenses (school supplies, snacks, toiletries, etc.)
  • Damage deposit
  • Project Week expenses

To read our guidelines on fees and scholarships, please click here

70% of our Indian students are on some form of needs-based scholarships- making us the most diverse school in the country! Please help us ensure that we can educate more generations of UWC students by donating to our scholarship programme.

UWC Mahindra College offers young people the opportunity receive a UWC short programme Diploma by participating in our issue-based short programmes offered during the summer. Please see here for more information.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have further information about our programs or curriculum. You may write to [email protected] for more information about the application process and scholarship policy.

If you wish to visit campus, please view our Open Days calendar.