HMC Program | How To Apply & Why To Study Abroad For A Year

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

HMC (the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional Association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools. "At the heart of every HMC school is a commitment to the benefits of a holistic educational experience: academic excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular opportunities." The HMC Program grants the incredible opportunity to immerse in the life of British schools for two years. Multitalented, outstanding, and academically strong kids from Central and Eastern Europe join the program every year to excel and to succeed at the top of their classes at some of the best independent schools in the United Kingdom.


The applications for 2022/2023 will be opened soon!(Check with the coordinators of your country)! 🔜

Balkan Countries Participating In The Program:

Bosnia-Herzegovina 🇧🇦

Bulgaria 🇧🇬

Croatia 🇭🇷

Montenegro 🇲🇪

North Macedonia 🇲🇰

Romania 🇷🇴

Serbia 🇷🇸


🌍 #Who can apply to the HMC Program🇬🇧?

- High school students from Central and Eastern Europe who are between 16 at the beginning of the school year and 17 years old

- Students with strong academic record and good references as well as proficient in English both in speaking and writing

- Students showing different talents, interests, and also enthusiasm to the British school life

🌍#Why to choose the HMC Program🇬🇧?

- a network of UK schools, with which the program has been working for years, has high standards of academic, sporting and cultural achievement

- full scholarship (around £40,000 a year) covering tuition, boarding, and food

-a modest sum to this for additional expenditure, such as travel in the UK and other activities

- becoming a member of the HMC family and learning more easily about opportunities for higher education in the UK

🌍#What are the application steps?

Selection is based on results in:

- a strong academic record and good references from the students' own schools

- proficiency in written and spoken English (a standardized test is taken at the final round)

- performance at interview(final round)

In order to learn about the full steps of the application process, do not hesitate to contact your country coordinators.

🌍#How to manage my time during application season?

🍁September - October: Applications are opened. ❄️November: Submission of the Online Application. ☃️December: Interviews and standardized with selected candidates. ☀️Late February/ Early March: Notification if you have been selected.

🌍#We fully support kids from small communities in the Balkans! Therefore, we believe in the mission of HMC Program!


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