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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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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.


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

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


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

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Apply now for August 2021

Find our more about our annual admissions cycle. We are currently accepting applications for K1–Grade 11. 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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Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education at our Navigating Learning in the 21st Century launch event on Thursday, 29 October. 
Learn more and RSVP.

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.

Admissions timelines

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UWCSEA's annual application cycle means that our timelines are slightly different to that of many other K–12 schools.

Our holistic admissions approach means that it can be several months between submitting an application and being notified if a place can be offered. So while we don't have a traditional waitlist, our process does still involve waiting on behalf of the applicant. 

This approach—selecting a unique community of learners in each classroom, grade and campus—is one of the ways in which we are able to create a mission-aligned 'UWCSEA experience' for all our students.

A number of factors may influence how long the period between submitting an application and hearing about the outcome may be. Below, we've outlined some general timelines based on the key dates in our annual recruitment cycle. 

Application receipt and review

Regardless of when you submit an application, for each individual application we will:

  • send an email acknowledgement within 7–10 days
  • email or call within one month advising one of the following next steps:
    • confirmation that the applicant has met our eligibility criteria and that they are placed in the relevant application pool for consideration OR
    • request for more information or an invitation to attend an interview or assessment (although this may take place later) OR
    • advise that the applicant has not met our entry criteria and so will not be considered for a place (the application is then closed)

Submission deadlines and offer rounds 

Key dates to be aware of in our application timeline are as follows; you can see some specific information on what these steps mean in the Q&A below.

Eligible applicants requiring EAL or Learning Support are more likely to be considered for an offer of a place in Round 2, more information on this is in the Q&A below.

Q&A on application timelines

We have addressed a number of other frequently asked questions related to making an application on that page and in the Admissions Resources section.