5th Anniversary


World-class, values-driven education anchored in the diversity of the student body

As we mark the 5th anniversary of UWC Dilijan over the 2019-20 academic year, we celebrate the achievements of the school as a member of the UWC movement, as a player in the region and as an active participant in the development of Armenia.

UWC Dilijan has a mission to "make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future". The ambition is to make an impact personally – on the students; locally – on the Dilijan community; and globally – contributing through the power of education to a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.

To deliver its mission, the school continues to rely on the generosity of people who believe in the transformational power of education and support this pioneering venture.

In June 2019, coinciding with the 5th anniversary, the school launched a year-long campaign to raise US$ 5 million with the focus on scholarships. As of May 2020, the goal has been achieved, and US$ 5 million has been committed by a group of visionary individuals, whose generous support enables UWC Dilijan to plan admissions and to ensure socio-economic diversity, the cornerstone of its educational ethos.

The 5th Anniversary Circle of Benefactors

US$1 million lead gift to the 5th Anniversary campaign:

  • Anna and Noubar Afeyan

Individuals and organizations pledging to fund two-year scholarships annually over the next 5 years:

  • Ruben Arutyunyan & Anahit Antonyan
  • Evgeny Demin & Elena Belous
  • Dar Foundation/Nikita Mishin
  • Leonid Mikhelson
  • Karen & Anna Sarkisov
  • Sergey Sarkisov and Rousudan Makhashvili
  • Star for Life Foundation/Dan Olofsson

Individuals and organizations who gave scholarships during the anniversary year:

  • Acronis
  • Ameria Group
  • Ameria Leadership Team
  • Vladimir & Tatiana Artyakov
  • Serguei Beloussov
  • Mikhail Broitman
  • Shelby Davis
  • Lord Ara Darzi
  • Herman & Yana Gref
  • Dr Vartan Gregorian
  • HOFF
  • «ISTOKI» Foundation/Vladimir Yakunin
  • Mikhail Kusnirovich
  • Paul & Yaffa Maritz
  • Konstantin & Svetlana Nikolaev
  • Sumbat & Julia Oganov
  • Elena Orlova
  • Oleg Pukhov
  • Sberbank & «Investment to the future» Foundation
  • Gennady & Elena Timchenko


Please join our generous benefactors and support scholarships empowering young people and their unique UWC Dilijan journey.

Why Support Scholarships

Stories of how scholarships change young people’s lives

5 Years of Giving Report

Giving Opportunities


Almost all the students are on some form of scholarship, enabling a true cultural, geographic and socio-economic diversity. The UWC Dilijan enrolment in 2019-20 academic year is 230 students from 87 countries, with 30% of them on full scholarships of $74,000 over two years and more than 60% of student body on partial support.

  • Full scholarship is $74,000 over two years.

Student Hardship Fund

While the scholarship covers tuition and all school costs, many students require assistance with travel costs and pocket expenses while at school. Please contribute to the student hardship fund to cover four trips (winter and summer each year) over two years and help the students with their pocket expenses on school outings.

  • Depending on the distance to home $2,000 to $4,000 per year is needed for each student on full scholarship.

Summer Camp Bursary

UWC Dilijan runs a summer camp. It allows more students to experience Armenia and also give some of them a flavour of what to expect if they apply to UWC Dilijan. To maintain diversity of the students availing of the summer camp, we seek summer school bursaries to Armenian students and students from other countries.

  • The cost of a two-week summer camp is $3,000.


Naira Manoukian

Head of Fundraising and Communications

UWC Dilijan


Email: n.manoukian@uwcdilijan.am

Tel. +374 93729258