UWC Robert Bosch College
Kartäuserstrasse 119, Freiburg, 79104, Germany
+49 761 708 395 00
|Head of College||Laurence Nodder|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||16-19|
|Number of pupils||200|
|Two-year fee||€63,000 (scholarships available)|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Christian Bock|
Located in Freiburg, Germany's "green city", the College has a special focus on sustainability, which is embedded in academics, student life and the architecture of the buildings. The proximity to the Black Forest National Park further allows for a well-rounded outdoor program. For the purpose of deliberate diversity, it currently provides 70% of its student body with full scholarships and is host to 90 nationalities.
Inside the Classroom
UWC Robert Bosch College offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum. Given the College's focus on sustainability, the Natural Sciences play an important role, as does the field of Mathematics. Apart from other standard courses, the College offers Arabic, World Arts and Cultures, Political Thought, the History of Asia and Oceania. The Creativity and Activity sections include a wide range of often student led activities, such international vegan cooking or Bollywood dancing.
Outside the Classroom
Twice a year, during Project Week, students participate in projects that need to be bound to a learning outcome and can be a social service, an activity or a creativity. Four times a year, the College suspends classes and organizes Special Focus Days for the whole community. These days include presentations, workshops and speeches around one single theme, such as Interfaith Dialogue or Democracy.
Integrated in the curriculum, Global Affairs are additional sessions targeted at dealing with questions of our time often involving known keynote speakers. Finally, the campus functions as a community: every student is encouraged to choose an area of interest within the College and to contribute to its maintenance.
Campus and Facilities
UWC Robert Bosch College is housed in an old monastery, surrounded by a historic monastery garden (dating back to 1340), which is cultivated by the community in an organic way and is considered a "green classroom". The Mensa is run by an NGO which provides jobs to people with disabilities. The student village is located opposite the Kartaus and has been built deliberately to set a contrast to the historic building. Each house offers a different perspective on the surrounding, a reflection of the diversity within: 24 students share a house. All buildings are constructed according to Freiburg's energy efficiency standards.
Students can apply through their UWC national committee or through the UWC Global Selection Programme. The College also offers two scholarships per year to students with a refugee background.