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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.

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

Make an application 

Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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 fourth event on Thursday, 22 April. 
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.

Boarding Applications

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Boarding applications

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 COVID-19 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.

► Watch our Open Day webinar

Important considerations

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. 

More information and direct links to the schools and colleges