Li Po Chun United World College
Type: Last two years of secondary, boarding school
Curriculum: IB Diploma
Languages: English, with second-language options
When to apply: Mid-September to late November
Waiting list time: Applicants go through need-blind selection, in which their financial situation is not taken into account, within the admission period.
Campus and facilities: The purpose-built residential campus is in Ma On Shan. In addition to classrooms, laboratories and a library, LPCUWC has amenities including a well-equipped auditorium and theatre, a climbing wall, an outdoor pool, a basketball court, a tennis court, an indoor sports hall, a squash court, a dance studio and a gymnasium.
Competitive advantage: United World Colleges originated in the late 1950s, allowing students from all nations to be selected purely on merit, regardless of race, religion, nationality, background or financial means. LPCUWC is one of its 17 schools and colleges around the globe. Apart from academics, LPCUWC’s other two pillars are its EOTC Programme and residential life. At the heart of its EOTC curriculum are its Quan Cai activities, which aim to provide students with holistic development. LPCUWC is a 100 per cent residential community. Living together on the same campus enables students from different cultures to share, trust, learn from each other and forge friendships for life.
Top university acceptances: Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Princeton University, Columbia University, Brown University, University of California Berkley, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, University of St Andrews, University of New South Wales
Li Po Chun United World College, 10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin , lpcuwc.edu.hk