Video by: Olivia Centeno, UWC Mostar, Class of 2024 from Spain
Unlike most UWCs, UWC Mostar does not have a distinct, walled-off campus — the city is our campus. Students live in five residences in different parts of Mostar. Students share rooms with one to three other UWC Mostar students of the same sex, according to the UWC standard practice. The College policy ensures that, wherever possible, students share rooms with students from different ethnicities and nationalities.
Student residences are designed to create a comfortable environment and enable sharing experiences. Sharing a room does not simply mean “living next to each other,” but “living together.” The college pays close attention to students’ adjustment to a new environment. Therefore, the residential life team is always present to support support students’ needs.
Novi Sušac is the UWC residence since academic 2021/2022. school year. It is located on the west part of the town and generally houses 30 students. It is about a 10-minute walk from school.
Mejdan is opened in 2014. and is the first residence owned by our school. It is settled in the east side of the city, near the famous Old Bridge. It even has a stunning beach right next to it! The 37 students have access to the beautiful terrace from which they can enjoy the view over the Old Town. Mejdan has a small community and therefore really strong relationship between the students. They often make movie nights in the common room, the largest of all the residences. Not only it is situated in the Old Town, but it is also only 10 minutes away from the school. Most of the rooms have four beds, and they are all equipped with ACs.
Located in the close vicinity of the school, the new Šantić residence opened its doors for our students in the academic year 2020/2021. In addition to student rooms, housefellow apartments, joint and study rooms, Šantić residence includes a large multimedia space and is an internationally recognized and awarded first Eco building in Mostar.
Pellegrino residence is a UWC residence since the academic year 2022/2023. It is located in the east part of the town and generally houses 30 students. It is about a 8 minute walk from school.
Polonia residence is a UWC residence since the academic year 2022/2023. It is located in the west part of the town and generally houses 30 students. It is about a 15 minute walk from school.