University and Gap Year Program Matriculation

UWC Costa Rica opens a world of opportunities for our alumni like enrolling in colleges, universities, and professional training programs across the world and living amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences through gap years.

Many universities offer scholarships exclusively for UWC alumni.  The most notable is the Davis UWC Scholars Program, funded by philanthropists and longstanding UWC benefactors Shelby and Gale Davis, and currently the largest international student scholarship program in the United States.

20% of our graduates work, volunteer, travel, or fulfill national service obligations before attending college or university and 98% of them continue advancing their education through university enrollment within 2 years of graduating.


List of 4 items.

  • $4M+

    awarded in university scholarships for the class of 2021
  • 20%

    work, volunteer, travel or fulfill national service obligations before attending college or university
  • 53%

    attending university in the U.S
  • 98%

    university enrollment in 2 years
From the north-east corner of the Catholic Church, 400 meters north
San José, Santa Ana 10901
Phone: (+506) 2282 5609
United World College Costa Rica is a non-profit foundation offering a two-year residential pre-university program focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to educate a diverse group of people to become happy, healthy and committed individuals, capable through their leadership and engagement, of fostering positive change in their communities in order to contribute to achieving a more sustainable and peaceful world.