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About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
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Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives. 
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Learning

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Learning

A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

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K–12 Concept-Based Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills and understanding through five elements of our learning programme. Learn more.

Community

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Students

The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Scholars

Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.

Our Big Ideas

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Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

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UWCSEA FORUM: LEARNING TO SHAPE THE FUTURE

Explore the content of our K–12 education forum under the themes of Peace, Sustainability, Inclusion, Innovation and Partnerships. View here.

Admissions

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Welcome

A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Apply now for August 2023

We are welcoming applications for entry in the 2023/2024 school year. Learn more.

Support Us

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Support us

The UWCSEA culture of giving and service is central to our identity as a mission-aligned community. Learn more.

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Impact of Giving

The generosity of our community has had a significant impact on individuals and groups in Singapore, the region and globally. Learn more.

Welcome to UWCSEA

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Welcome to UWCSEA

Nicholas Alchin

Nick Alchin
Head of College

Nick's blog: Education, Schools and Culture

In a country renowned for leading development and achievement in education, I am proud to lead a community that continues to shape UWCSEA’s place in the forefront of international education. 

In a country renowned for leading development and achievement in education, I am proud to lead a community that continues to shape UWCSEA’s place in the forefront of international education. After 50 years, the College remains committed to the challenge of bringing to life educational innovation that will equip our students to become agents of change as they strive to bring our mission to life and create a better future for us all.

UWCSEA was the second member of the UWC Movement, which now has 18 schools and colleges around the world. Opened by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore International School in 1971, SIS became the United World College of South East Asia in 1975. Expanding as Singapore has grown we are now a K–12 international school of over 5,600 students, spread across two campuses. 

Our united, welcoming community embraces students and their families from around 100 different nations, and we have over 20,000 alumni spread across the globe who remain connected to the UWCSEA and the UWC Mission. As our alumni go out into the world in increasing numbers, we have much to celebrate. 

Our community today embodies everything the UWC Movement stands for: concern and compassion for others, the willingness to accept responsibility, and tenacity in pursuit of the truth. The diversity of our community adds so much to the learning environment and outcomes for students: increasing the richness of ideas, creating an internationalist mindset and building respect for others. 

I am a great believer in the power of shared purpose and hope. At UWCSEA this springs from our collective commitment to our shared mission. In this, I am joined by a committed staff, who are innovative, curious and always start with the best interests of our students in mind as they do their utmost to foster curiosity, compassion and kindness even as they bring our ambitious Learning Programme to life. 

All young people have incredible potential, and UWCSEA nurtures that in a very inspirational–and to my mind–unique way. It is genuinely humbling to be a part of this community, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Nick Alchin
Head of College
UWC South East Asia