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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 live the mission through their lives. Learn more.

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 Curriculum

Our concept-based currriculum 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.

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How to Apply

Our admissions process helps us to identify students who will benefit most from our learning programme. 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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Measuring Impact

The UWC mission requires us to measure our success througth the impact we have on students and the wider community. Learn more.

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.

Boarders

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Boarders

UWCSEA's boarding programme prepares young people for university life and beyond, equipping them with the confidence, independence and social skills they need to be successful.

The boarding experience is culturally rich, providing a supportive international family for our students. Its caring environment nurtures key life skills such as self-discipline, self-management and leadership. With over 45 different nationalities represented in the boarding community, and over 80 in the student body as a whole, our students readily gain the international exposure and understanding that is central to the UWC experience. Our boarders not only gain insights into many different cultures, but also discover a deeper appreciation of what is special about their own.

Life in the boarding community is enriched by the scholars who make up around 30% of our residential boarding community. They are students from all over the world who would not normally be able to access a UWCSEA education. They are given a place at UWCSEA on the basis of both their academic ability and their commitment to the UWC mission and values. Our scholars contribute much to the rich and diverse life in our international boarding community. The perspectives they bring are an important factor in bringing the UWC mission to life on our campuses and in our community.

An easily accessible global hub, the self-contained nature of Singapore, with its urbanised development, extensive transport systems and secure environment makes it easy and safe for our boarders to explore the island. Our boarders are given meaningful independence in a global city and fast-paced urban environment through a carefully monitored programme that supports them to develop important life skills on, and outside of, the campus. Because of our location in Singapore, our boarding programme is a genuine pre-university residential experience that is almost unique in being able to provide opportunities for an individual student to test the key skills of independence and self-management in the ‘outside’ world. 

Many boarders enjoy their experience so much and form so many strong friendships that they find it difficult to leave our community at the end of their schooling. The lasting links they establish with friends across the world are a demonstration of both their life-defining experience while at UWCSEA and their identity as global citizens.

Both campuses offer residential boarding for students aged 13 years and up (Grade 8 and above). You can find out more about joining our boarding community in our admissions pages, watching our videos, exploring our multimedia stories, downloading our brochure or requesting to meet up on one of our overseas outreach tours.

Boarding at UWCSEA

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Meet our community

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I have become stronger and learned so many life skills.

Hannah '23, East Campus student

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We were such a diverse mix from four different continents with so many things in common.

Michelle Osiro '20, Dover Campus alumnus

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Community Voices Mouhamadou

UWCSEA has created such a nice atmosphere in the boarding house...

Mouhamadou Diadiou '20 , Dover Campus alumnus

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A school day in UWCSEA boarding

Find out what a ‘school day’ is like for a boarder by exploring the links to our multimedia stories below.