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The application guidelines are available at: http://bit.do/uwcmkapply
The application guidelines are available below.
The selection process follows a similar structure each year.
First round (10% of the total grade):
The application opens at the beginning of the fall. The deadline is 23:59 on December 1. Candidates receive a response by the middle of the month, and successful applicants are invited to the second round.
Second round (30% of the total grade):
In the first week of January, candidates are invited to a single location for group discussions and individual interviews in Macedonian and English. Participation in this round is mandatory for every candidate wishing to be invited to the third round. Applicants whose native language is not Macedonian can opt to be interviewed in English, but Macedonian will be the primary language for at least part of the group discussions. Within a month from the interviews, candidates hear back.
Third round (60% of the total grade):
The highest-ranked candidates from the second round (where first-round grades make up 15% and second-round grades make up 85% of the total) are invited for Skype interviews in the middle of February. All UWC Macedonia members participate in these interviews -- including those who were not involved in the second round of selections. As preparation for the interviews, candidates make videos (no longer than 3 minutes) about their background and interests. They can choose the language of the video, but need to have a Macedonian or English translation available. The videos are used as a basis for the questions during the Skype interviews. Applicants choose whether to be interviewed in Macedonian or English, though the choice does not affect grading. Applicants are encouraged to pick the language they feel most comfortable in.
After the third round is completed, UWC Macedonia makes decisions on the basis of the candidates' performance throughout all three rounds. Each candidate is ranked based on their final grade, and they are offered a scholarship in accordance to their family's financial situation. After a candidate accepts, their nomination is submitted to a College, which needs to accept it. Candidates who cannot be given scholarships for one of the Colleges are usually offered a place on the waiting list or an opportunity to participate in a Short Court. The selection process closes in April.