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We are proud to partner with UWC Atlantic College in the UK to provide scholarships to promising Middle Eastern students who face financial difficulties impeding their ability to otherwise finish their education. The Al Madad Scholarship Programme at UWC Atlantic College is a unique opportunity to educate future leaders from across the region and its divides, promoting peace and prosperity.

Mission

UWC Atlantic College’s mission is to ‘make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

Credentials

  • The college has been a beacon of international learning since it opened in 1962, being instrumental in the creation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Its inspiring vision, to use education to encourage international understanding and tolerance, is achieved by bringing young people from different nations, races and religions together and challenging them physically and academically, so that they learn to live in harmony with one another.
  • Today, over 350 bright and committed young people (age 16-19) from 90 countries come together for a high-achieving two-year pre-University education.
  • Students are selected on merit and potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic background, with a particular focus on areas of conflict and tension.
  • The college’s programmes offer a rigorous academic curriculum combined with experiential learning in areas such as social justice, sustainability, conflict resolution, community service and physical challenge.
  • Overall AC’s students achieve an above world average IB score of 35.2, a remarkable achievement given that 70% of students do not have English as their mother tongue.

The Need

The current migrant crisis – the largest since World War II – not only risks the geopolitical future of countries directly and indirectly affected, but threatens whole generations of leaders, peace keepers and innovators.

As the founding college of this unique global educational incubator, UWC Atlantic College offers systemic change and supports the future peace and development of nations affected by conflict and war, by fostering future change makers, leaders, and peace keepers.

University pathways

The college offers extensive University guidance support to students with partners around the world supporting full scholarship opportunities.

  • 88% of graduates will attend university
  • Over 20% of students go on to Ivy League colleges, Oxbridge and LSE
  • Over 76% of alum return to their country of origin
  • 40% work in public service roles