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Applying to UWCSEA

UWCSEA invites applications for the coming academic year, one year in advance and does not keep a rolling wait list. Applications generally open in September of the year prior to the commencement of the next academic year, but please contact Admissions if you are looking for earlier entry, or more information.

In most grades, the College adds an additional 22 places in August each year. All applicants who meet our entrance criteria are considered for one of these places, and for places made available by students leaving the College. If demand for places exceeds the number of students we can enrol, we determine how we allocate the available places to support our commitment to diversity, which is explained on our Q&A page.

UWCSEA follows the northern hemisphere academic year, with school running from mid-August to late June of the following year.

Commencing in 2018/2019 academic year

We are no longer accepting applications for this academic year as all grades K-12 are fully subscribed. 

Commencing in 2019/2020 academic year

Applications for the coming academic year (August 2019) opened in September 2018. As of April 2019, we have a large number of eligible applicants already able to accept any place that becomes available between now and the start of the school year. We are in the process of communicating with families who have already submitted an application about these places.

We understand that families need certainty when planning schooling for their children, and therefore, because there is almost no possibility that a place will become available between now and the start of the school year, we are not accepting further applications for August 2019 entry.

However, we are still accepting applications for January 2020 for both Dover and East campuses in K1 to Grade 8, with the exception of K2 on Dover Campus

Click here for more information.

Future years—August 2020 and beyond

UWCSEA's annual application process opens in September of the year prior to the commencement of the next academic year i.e., applications for August 2020 entry will open in September 2019.

If you are interested in applying for entry in the academic year beginning in August 2020 or later, please complete our Registration of Interest so that we can let you know when applications are open.


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