Date:          6-8, 13-15 January 2021

Platform:   Discord + Zoom

Eligibility:  Form 3 and Form 4 2020

Do you ever wonder about… who am I?  What do I care about? How can I impact my community positively? How can I meet and connect with other like-minded young people?

UWC Short Course Malaysia is a bilingual programme for young Malaysians. Through interactive workshops, games, debates, and role-playing, participants will tackle the big question faced by Malaysia today: how do we best live together in difference and diversity?

At this Short Course, you will:

  • Make lifelong friendships with 30-40 students from various backgrounds all over Malaysia.

  • Engage in open, constructive forum to discuss, debate and learn about important issues facing us as a society: identity formation, multiculturalism, and social responsibility.

  • Express your opinions confidently and empathise with perspectives different from your own.

  • Learn how to make a positive impact in your own communities and be prepared to launch your own post-course project.

The cost of the programme is entirely free. Subsidies for data plans are available.

We are looking for 30-40 students from all types of racial, economic and religious backgrounds. Non-Malaysians residing in Malaysia are eligible.


We do not look at academic qualifications when selecting for participants. Instead, we seek out individuals who are willing to step outside their comfort zones, engage in constructive conversations about identities and conflict, as well as to independently lead initiatives in their own communities. 

How to Apply

All you need to do is fill up an application form that involves answering a few questions about yourself. We are interested to know you! 


This pre-registration can be done in either English or Bahasa Malaysia. Choosing one or another will not impact your application. Apply in whichever language you feel most comfortable in!

Deadline to apply is 20 December 2020. Apply early as applications are considered on a rolling basis.

You may submit your application online via this Google Form


Note: You would still need to send a signed parental approval form separately. This can be done by email ( or by Whatsapp (012-284 2209).  


Who can I contact for questions?
Please contact Azif at or at 012-284 2209.

When will I find out if I have gotten accepted into the course?
Applicants will receive their decision the latest by 25th Dec 2020. They will have until 1st January 2021 to confirm their attendance. 

Will I get a certificate for joining this short course?

Yes, you will. UWC Malaysia Short Course is an officially accredited program by the United World College International Office.


Architects of Diversity is a recognised UWCx initiative. We are a registered organisation with the Registrar of Societies of Malaysia.


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