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UWC Mostar

UWC Mostar

Spanski trg 1, Mostar, 88000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

+387 36 320 601



UWC Mostar
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 2006
Status Private
Head of College Mark Feltham
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 16-19
Number of pupils 200
Two-year fee €33,000 (scholarships available)
Average Class Size 5-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:5-10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Selma Sarancic
Associations IB


UWC Mostar is the only UWC college built into a post-conflict country with the aim to "equip the next generations of young people with the knowledge, skills, leadership qualities and international values necessary to bridge the still existing ethnic divisions."

Inside the Classroom

UWC Mostar offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum. Alongside standard courses, the College offers Bosnian Literature, Croatian Literature, Anthropology, Balkan Studies, Economics, Environmental Systems and Societies and Visual Arts.

Outside the Classroom

UWC Mostar was established in 2006 as the core part of the Foundation Education in Action. UWC Mostar is the first UWC with an explicit aim to contribute to the reconstruction of a post-conflict society. Therefore the interaction of students with the local community is the essence of UWC Mostar. Annually students and staff organize projects and events open for the Mostar community and UWC Mostar is a frequent partner in almost all major events happening in the city of Mostar.

One of these is the Street Arts Festival, engaging young people from all parts of the city in a cooperative artistic adventure that aims to bring back to life the public spaces which have not yet recovered their pre-war liveliness. UWC Mostar also organises the annual Festival for Children in Mostar, European Researchers' Night, Winter Arts Festival and has pioneered the Model United Nations concept in the whole country.

Campus and Facilities

Unlike most UWCs, UWC Mostar does not have a distinct, walled-off campus. The school building itself is located in the city centre and shares its premises with the Mostar Gimnazija, including science labs, a spacious, light-filled library in the attic, and a big assembly room. The Gimnazija's sports facilities are available to all students. Students live in three residences in different parts of Mostar, sharing rooms with one to three other students from different ethnicities and nationalities.


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