Селекцията за стипендианти през учебните 2016-2018г., 2017-2019 г. и 2018 -2020г. 2019 - 2021г. се проведоха съответно през февруари, като включваха следните 3 кръга:
- Подаване на апликация: попълнена апликационна форма, оценки, материали от извънкласни дейности и т.н.
- Тестове по предмети и есе
- Селекционен ден: групови и индивидуални интервюта
Селекционният ден представлява поредица от групови и индивидуални интервюта на кандидатите, стигнали до финала, които се провеждат от панел от бивши ученици на Колежите на Обединения Свят.
Различните компоненти на процеса бяха оценявани със следните тежести:
- Формуляр за кандидатстване 15%
- Тестове 20%
- Есе 15%,
- Групова задача 25%,
- Интервю 25%
Теми на есето (на английски език)
The Oxford Word of the Year 2018 is… toxic. The adjective toxic is defined as ‘poisonous’ and first appeared in English in the mid-seventeenth century from the medieval Latin toxicus, meaning ‘poisoned’ or ‘imbued with poison’. Why was toxic chosen as Word of the Year? The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance. Our data shows that, along with a 45% rise in the number of times it has been looked up on oxforddictionaries.com, over the last year the word toxic has been used in an array of contexts, both in its literal and more metaphorical senses.
Essay question: What is toxic in your life and how do you deal with it?
Introductory text: Wikipedia article Capital punishment in China:
"Capital punishment was one of the classical Five Punishments of China's dynastic period. In Chinese philosophy, capital punishment was supported by the Legalists, but its application was tempered by the Confucianists, who preferred rehabilitation and mercy over capital punishment. Confucius did not oppose capital punishment absolutely, but did take the view that in a well-ordered society based on moral persuasion, capital punishment would become unnecessary.
By the confirmed numbers, the rate of executions in China is higher than the United States and Pakistan, though Iran executes more prisoners per capita. The number of executions has dropped significantly since the Supreme People’s Court regained the power to review all death sentences in 2007; for instance, the Dui Hua Foundation estimates that Chinaexecuted 12,000 people in 2002, 6,500 people in 2007, and roughly 2,400 in 2013 and 2014. Given conservative and variable estimates of executions in China, executions in Chinaaccount for more than 58% in 2009 and 65% in 2010 of that worldwide."
Essay question: What do you think that China should do with capital punishment in the next 10 years?
Do you think that peoples and nations are growing closer together or further appart
"Think about your school, neighborhood, city or country. It has problems: corruption, education, pollution, immigration, homeless people and many others. Choose one social problem that you think is important and you can do something about. Tell us why you think it is important and needs to be fixed, why the current solutions are not working, how you will go about fixing it and how you make sure this is a sustainable solution. "
- up to 750 words (approximately 2.5 pages of handwritten text); 45 minutes
- Please respect the American or the new Parisian style of essay composition:
- Introduction followed by a statement - an answer to the question.
- Up to 4 supporting arguments.