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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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Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education in the lead up to our 50th anniversary year. 
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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

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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.

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 submission, receipt and review

Applications are considered successfully submitted only when both application fee has been paid in full and all of the required documentation is included in the application.  

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

  1. Acknowledge the application by email within 10–15 days:
    • confirming the application is successfully submitted and that no further information is required at this stage; OR
    • advising the application has not been successfully submitted and requesting any missing documentation or information; once this is received we will then email to confirm the application submission date and progress to the initial eligibility review (outlined below)
  2. Advise initial eligibility review outcome via email or call within one month:
    • 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 require in the 'Assessments' section on our Q&A page.

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