Both campuses offer residential boarding for students joining Grade 8 and above.
The application process for boarding is the same as for day students, except that all prospective boarders are considered for a place on both campuses and have a boarding readiness interview as part of their application review.
In the past the interviews and any required assessments have taken place in Singapore at one of our campuses, although we have also occasionally been able to conduct an interview during overseas outreach tours. While pandemic-related travel restrictions apply, we conduct assessments online and interviews via video calls.
Current day students applying to transfer to the boarding house should contact Admissions directly.
Open Day presentation
In October 2020 our students and boarding team provided a first hand account of life in UWCSEA boarding - presentations from the Director of Residential Life and students cover life the UWCSEA Boarding, followed by a moderated Q&A panel with students, staff and our admissions team.
Successful applicants are assigned a place in either the Dover or East Campus boarding houses, depending on their profile.
Students who join our boarding houses commit to remain a boarder for:
- one full academic year, in the case of Grade 8 to Grade 10 students
- until the completion of the IB Diploma Programme, in the case of Grade 11 and 12 students
Applying to other UWCs
Families looking for UWC boarding can apply to other UWC's via the UWC Global Selection Programme (GSP). Most UWC schools and colleges (except UWC Robert Bosch and UWCSEA) participate in this annual process, which recruits students for residential boarding to complete the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12.