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UWC Dilijan

UWC Dilijan

7 Getapnya Street, Dilijan, 3903, Armenia

+44 (0)1446 799000



UWC Dilijan
School type Coeducational Boarding
Founded 2014
Status Private
Head of College Gabriel Abad
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 16-18
Number of pupils 219
Two-year fee $74,000 (scholarships available)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Marta Inga Bobiatynska
Associations IB


In 2014, UWC Dilijan officially opened its doors, becoming the 14th UWC college. Since then, UWC Dilijan has been pursuing the goal of bringing world-leading education practices and values to Armenia. Through nurturing talented, creative and empowered young people we are striving for a bright future for the world.

Inside the Classroom

UWC Dilijan offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) curriculum. Alongside standard courses, the College offers Russian, German, Spanish, Global Politics, Philosophy and Theater.

With a 1:5 teacher student ratio, the College provides a tailor-made approach to every student’s IB experience. The majority of teachers have international and/or UWC experience prior to joining the college.

Outside the Classroom

The co-curricular program at UWC Dilijan consists of 4 elements - the Creativity, Activity, Service program, Project Weeks, Focus Weeks and Cultural Weekends. Due to its geopolitical location, studying at UWC Dilijan is a unique opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in conflict resolution. In line with this idea, many service initiatives are focussed on cooperation with local NGOs in order to achieve one of the foremost objectives of the College, continuing to contribute to the development of the region as an educational cluster, which, in turn, fosters education throughout Armenia.

Therefore, many students organise various service activities engaging kids from the local community, such as Science with Kids, Dilinglish and many more. One of the recurring Project Weeks is the Fuller Centre for Housing initiative in which students assist in building houses for the homeless. UWC Dilijan's Outdoor Education Program includes hiking, skiing and caving expeditions.

Campus and Facilities

UWC Dilijan's location in the valley of the 16th century town of Dilijan, provides the perfect opportunity for engagement with Armenia's long history. Students have access to a variety of sports, and academic arts facilities. Renewable technologies were employed for the construction of the campus including harvesting of natural springs and using rainwater for irrigation. Typically, students will share rooms of two or four, with the aim of having a wide variety of national, cultural and linguistic groupings within each room. Each house has male and female students on separate floors and houseparents resident within the accommodation.


Students can apply through their UWC national committee or through the UWC Global Selection Programme.