The Davis UWC Scholars Program

The Davis UWC Scholars Program and scholars are committed to building cross-cultural understanding across U.S. campuses and throughout the world.

Johns Hopkins University is a proud partner institution of the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program—the largest, privately funded, international scholarship program in the world. The UWC movement works to build multinational, cross-cultural communication and understanding among all its students.

who are davis uwc scholars

Davis UWC Scholars are exceptional young people who have graduated from a UWC school and then matriculated at selected U.S. colleges or universities. The UWC experience—which brings students from around the world to live and learn together in one of 18 locations on five continents—has challenged them academically and personally, expanded their horizons exponentially, and shown them how to build understanding from diversity.

Davis UWC Scholars arrive at American colleges and universities with outstanding academic abilities, as well as a proven capacity to build relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that fostering personal relationships between students who are different from one another will build an effective network of future leaders committed to mutual respect.


Before coming to the U.S., UWC Scholars were chosen by special, independent committees in their home countries to complete the last two years of high school at one of the United World College schools. UWC schools are located in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

Graduates from any UWC school who enroll at Johns Hopkins University will be designated Davis UWC Scholars and become part of our active cluster of UWC alumni. Those Davis UWC Scholars who apply and qualify for need-based financial aid through our Office of Student Financial Support are also eligible for financial support from the Davis UWC Scholars Program for their undergraduate educations.

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