To download a full schedule of fees and payment information, please click the link below. In April 2020, the planned fee increase for the 2020/2021 school year was paused as part of the College's COVID-19 response and fees were frozen at 2019/2020 levels for the next school year. Refer to the following document for an indication of how these changes will be reflected on the Term 2 and 3 2020/2021 invoices.
Fees are subject to annual review.
- Application and Enrolment fees
- School and Boarding fees
- Additional compulsory costs
- Optional costs
- Billing cycle
Each application must be accompanied by payment in full of the application fee. This fee is non-refundable, regardless of if a place is offered to the applicant, and is payable per application cycle. The fee depends upon the type of application you are submitting:
Day student application FEE (Kindergarten 1–Grade 11)
Single campus application: S$615
Dual campus application (to join either campus): S$1,230
Boarding application FEE (Grade 8–11)
Dual campus application (to join either campus), payable per application cycle: S$825
If you are interested in a boarding placement at either the Dover or East Campus, but not both, you can indicate that in your application, however there is no single campus application fee rate.
A one-off enrolment fee of S$4,900 is payable to confirm acceptance of each offered day or boarding place. This fee is non-refundable.
To accept and confirm an offered place, we require full payment of the enrolment fee, plus the term fees, and boarding fees if applicable, for the school term in which the student will join the College. These fees are non-refundable.
|2020/2021 School fees – per student, per year (reviewed annually)|
|Cost breakdown||K1–G1||G2–5||G6–10 (I)GCSE||G10 FIB, G11–12|
|Development levy – first year||$8,130|
Development levy – second and subsequent years
|2020/2021 Boarding fees – per student, per year (reviewed annually)|
|Residential boarding fees – payable in addition to the school fees||$36,700|
Fees are billed in three terms–refer to the tab on our billing cycle for more information.
- Outdoor Education expeditions
- Field trips
- Textbooks and materials
- (I)GCSE qualification and IB assessment fees
Primary School (K1–Grade 5)
All devices used in the Primary School are provided by the school and are left at school every day. The cost of these devices is incorporated into the school fees.
Students in Grade 2–5 also regularly require access to a computer at home to complete home learning tasks.
Middle and High School (Grade 6 and up)
In Grades 6 and above families are asked to provide Apple laptops for their children to use, which they bring to school every day.
Specifications based on the academic year of intake are provided to families in advance. The estimated cost in August 2020 for a new Apple laptop as specified, including the required Apple Care+ was S$1,800.
The College supplies UWCSEA-licensed software that is installed on the laptop during orientation, and has a central IT Support desk on each campus, which includes an Authorised Apple Repair Centre.
Because our teachers and other staff run most of the activities offered in our extensive Activities programme, there is no additional cost for the majority of the lunch time and after school activities for students in Grade 2 and above.
If we need to pass on the cost of specialist equipment, coaching or venue hire, these additional charges are advised before students make a commitment and are paid to confirm the students place in the activity.
Students in the Infant School are offered a small number of activities each term, most at an additional cost.
All students are involved in annual grade expeditions from Grade 1 and above; these are at an additional cost, and are billed separately as the expeditions take place.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety measures as well as travel restrictions from the Singapore government, there will be no overseas trips in Term 1 2020/2021. All Grade 1–8 and 10 FIB outdoor education for 2020/2021 will be conducted in Singapore and costs will be advised; a decision on Grade 9 and 11 trips in Term 2 and 3 will be made in October 2020.
|Grade||Trip||Cost (2019/2020 fees for reference)|
|Grades 1–8||2020/2021 academic year trips will be in Singapore||To be advised|
|Grade 9||Students choose from a range of trip options held in holidays breaks||$1,200–5,200|
|Grade 11||Project Week||$1,000|
The trip costs include coverage by International SOS and comprehensive travel insurance as well as travel (with reputable airlines who operate confirmed schedules to our destinations), accommodation and meals as outlined in each itinerary.
Some field trips and events also ask for parent contributions to cover the cost of purchasing entry tickets, and to cover transport and/or material charges.
Some High School courses—such as Geography, Biology, Art, and Drama—also require students to participate in field trips in order to complete required coursework. These are also at additional cost; parents and students are advised of the requirement during subject selection. These trips are billed as they take place.
Uniforms are required for all students, and are available from the College shop on each campus. We have worked with our parent community and suppliers to ensure they are comfortable, hard wearing and sustainable.
K1–Grade 10: $120–280 (shirts and shorts for uniform and PE kit)
Grades 11–12: $60–100 (shirts only)
Primary School (K1–Grade 5)
Books and materials used in the Primary School are provided by the school and are incorporated into the school fees.
There may be one-off materials costs which will be advised at the time, however we work to keep these to a minimum for families.
Middle and High School (Grade 6–12)
In Grades 6 and above the College maintains a library of up to date resource materials, including textbooks where required. These costs are included in the school fees.
Some specialist equipment, such as required calculators for High School Mathematics courses, are advised at the time.
(I)GCSE qualification and IB Diploma assessment fees are billed separately during Term 2 of the school year in which the student will either sit for an exam or have an assessment conducted.
In 2019/2020 the costs were:
Grade 10 (I)GCSE: $1,350
Grade 12 IB Diploma: $1,300
Note: FIB students going for (I)GCSE qualification will be billed for each individual exam or assessment conducted.
To and from school is provided by a contracted transport company, Yeap Transport. Geographic coverage across Singapore is good but not guaranteed; costs vary depending on distance. In 2020/2021, the fees for two-way bus service range from $530.26 to $1,711.97 per term (three terms per year); view specific costs by location to each campus: Dover Campus | East Campus.
Costs for lunch and snacks from the canteen are typically between $4 and $8 per day. In the Primary School, meals are pre-ordered on a monthly basis using an online ordering system.
Instrumental Teaching Programme (ITP)
ITP (music tuition) is available at an extra charge, as is instrument hire.
Instrumental Teaching Programme
The following language programmes are provided at an additional cost:
- Home Languages programme
- World Literatures programme/SSST (School-Support Self-Taught) Language courses in High School
- Dutch Language programme on Dover Campus
- Foreign Language and Culture programme on East Campus
A wide range of trips are offered to the students during school holidays. Destinations may include Australia, New Zealand, China, Swaziland, Cambodia, Vietnam, Switzerland, Spain, India, Germany, the US and Nepal.
Non-compulsory trips for subjects such as languages and the Arts, as well as music and sports tours, are also offered.
Weekend and holiday programmes
A wide range of weekend and holiday programmes are offered on each campus.
Fees are invoiced in advance of each term; there are three terms each year and fees are billed in three equal parts as follows:
- Term 1 fees are payable before the end of Term 2 of the previous school year
- Term 2 fees are payable at the start of Term 1
- Term 3 fees are payable before the end of Term 1
|2021/2022 Fee payment schedule|
|Tuition period||Invoice sent||Payment due||Withdrawal deadline*|
|Term 1 2021/2022||10 February 2021||15 March 2021||
16 April 2021
|Term 2 2021/2022||16 June 2021||16 August 2021||17 September 2021|
|Term 3 2021/2022||5 November 2021||6 December 2021||21 January 2022|
|Term 1 2022/2023||9 February 2022||14 March 2022||14 April 2022|
* Important notice: The withdrawal deadline is the date by which:
1) payment must be received to secure continued enrolment for current students into the invoiced term;
2) online notice of withdrawal must be submitted to secure a refund of fees already paid.
Please refer to Withdrawal from UWCSEA and the Standard Terms and Conditions for further information.
Expeditions, field trips, examination fees and other one-off costs, such as paid activities, are billed separately at the time charges are incurred.
As we bill one term in advance (in lieu of collecting deposits), new families are likely to be billed for the second term of fees prior to commencement at the College.
Applicants for August 2021 entry, please refer to this 2021/2022 fees schedule.
To pay by bank transfer, please refer to the details below.
UWCSEA Dover bank details
|UWCSEA East bank details|
Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Account details – OCBC
Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
Account details – OCBC
|Bank details last updated 26 November 2020. The exact invoiced amount must be received—all bank charges are to be borne by the applicant. Please mark ‘Dover Campus’ or 'East Campus' (and ‘NEW’ for first-time payments for new students) and the name of student on the bank transfer form.|
Cheque payment: Cheques for the Dover Campus should be payable to ‘UWCSEA’ and for the East Campus should be payable to ‘UWCSEA - EAST’. Please note the name of the child on the back of all cheques, write ‘NEW’ for first-time payment of fees for a new student and include a contact name and number.