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 suitability interview as part of their application review.
Interviews are conducted by either the Director of Residential Life or one of the Boarding Houseparents, are held online via video-conferencing, and typically take 30-45 minutes.
Current day students applying to transfer to the boarding house should contact Admissions directly.
Open Day presentation
Our annual Open Day Boarding webinar features students and the boarding team. It gives families a first hand account of life in UWCSEA boarding. We encourage you to register for the Open Day webinar, or watch the recording if you missed the live webinar.
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 school 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.