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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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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.


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The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.


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A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September . 2023 Learn more.



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Working at UWCSEA

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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.


Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series

Join our KMSS sessions as we engage as a community with leading thinkers and conversation shapers from Singapore. Learn more.

Support Us

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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.

IB Systems Transformation: Leadership for Change

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Complex challenges such as the climate crisis require bold and innovative changes in education. Students of this new pilot course will learn how to navigate these complex systemic challenges effectively, and how to leverage transdisciplinary expertise to generate innovative and empathetic solutions. Developed through close collaboration between the IB and UWCSEA, this pilot represents a truly exciting step forward as we review and innovate our Diploma Programme for the future.

– Olli-Pekka Heinonen, IB Director General

A new learning experience at UWCSEA

With the intersection of technological change, social change, political change and climate change, the future world of work will be vastly different from now. 

Innovating for an uncertain future is a strategic focus here at UWCSEA, and one of many ways that we are embracing this shared responsibility is through the development of a new pilot course option for the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) titled IB Systems Transformation: Leadership for Change. 

IB Systems Transformation: Leadership for Change is an innovative new double standard level course, designed by UWCSEA in partnership with the IB, and is for students looking for further challenge and authentic, project-based experiences in their learning journey. This course will also help shift the IB Diploma worldwide towards a more flexible model with more real-world learning, more authentic assessment and greater student agency. 

The IB selected UWCSEA and UWC Atlantic to partner with them in designing the pilot course as part of its wide-ranging, multi-year review of the diploma programme with the potential to introduce it globally from 2030.

The first cohort of students to begin this course will do so in August 2024 and entry to this course for August 2024 is selective.

At UWC, innovation is central to our ethos, and the launch of this new International Baccalaureate (IB) pilot at UWC South East Asia underscores our commitment to advancing learning methodologies for the emerging needs of a changing world. It is integral to our mission to cultivate the next generation of visionary leaders as we equip our students with the knowledge, skills and mindsets crucial for navigating the complex global challenges of our times.
Faith Abiodun, Executive Director, UWC International

IB Systems Transformation: Leadership for Change explained

This course represents exciting innovation in the IB Diploma offering through which students are given the opportunity to deep dive into real-world projects in mission-aligned areas of interest. Through project-based learning students will explore how to connect and lead others; how to understand and navigate complex systems; and how to be resilient and adaptable in the face of challenges and failures.