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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.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September . 2023 Learn more.



If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse 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.


Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here

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.

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Make an Application

Before you begin, please read through the important information below:

All applicants who meet our entry criteria are considered for one of the available places. If demand for places exceeds the number of students we can enrol, we determine how we allocate the available places to based on our commitment to diversity.


Important considerations before you apply

There are some important policies, practices and considerations that you will need to take into account, some of which may affect your child's eligibility to attend the College. Please read through the following information in detail before and acknowledge for each section that you have understood the information for proceeding.

1. Grade placement

This refers to the grade to for your child would be applying. 
Why is this important? 

We have age guidelines for each year to ensure that students are placed with others at a similar development stage to benefit the learning of all students in the cohort.

You may seek a grade placement that is above or below our age-grade boundaries with supporting reasons. Please read our guidelines on this. All requests are subject to a detailed review process and the relevant Principal’s final decision.

Need more information? Please read our age-grade placement information

I have checked the Age-Grade Placement chart for the appropriate year of entry.

2. Singapore Residency (Day Students Only)

If you are applying as a day student, please confirm that you have read and meet our Residency requirement, as described below and in our Standard Terms and Conditions?

Why is this important? 

It is a requirement of our College Terms and Conditions that all students must reside with at least one parent who is also resident in Singapore and is present in Singapore for at least 90% of each term.

This policy is strictly applied and a student who is found to not be living with a parent, or where both parents are more than occasionally absent from Singapore, will be asked to leave the College.

Need more information? Please read the following policies:

3. Singapore Citizenship

If you intend on applying for a child who is a Singapore Citizen (including dual nationals), your child must meet UWCSEA's Singapore Citizen Policy criteria.

Why is this important? 

We cannot accept an application from any applicant who has a pending Singapore Citizenship application. In addition, applicants to UWCSEA who apply for Singapore Citizenship at any time during their application or enrollment process must disclose this information, and will be asked to withdraw their application and/or have their offer of a place withdrawn by UWCSEA. Refer to Clause 10.5 of our Standard Terms and Conditions.

Singapore Citizen applicants 
Our information for Singapore Citizen applicants requiring a waiver from Singapore MOE can be found here. Please make sure to read in detail should your child be a citizen, or is likely to become a Singapore Citizen at any stage during the application process. 

4. English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At UWCSEA teaching instruction is in English, and as such, we have EAL application requirements for students applying to enter the College.   

Why is this important? 

We do not offer any beginner-level English support. Our EAL programme is focused on developing academic reading and writing skills, so students must have appropriate levels of communicative English language skills as described in our guidelines.

Need more information? Please read the following policies:

Additional policies and practices to read prior to making an application: 

If you would like to discuss any of the above information or requirements before making your application, please contact Admissions on

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