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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.

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.



Explore the future of our K–12 education under the themes of Peace, Sustainability, Inclusion, Innovation and Partnerships 
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A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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.


OED NYAA Expedition

An internationally recognised award, the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) maximises the potential of young people through selfless community service, skills development, sport and challenges of adventure. 

The aim is to encourage young people aged 14–25 to develop personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance and a sense of responsibility to themselves and to society. It is a balanced programme of activities, which together support participants with the skills and dispositions that will help them to make a difference to themselves and to the world. 

There are three levels of the award, with each level requiring a bigger commitment of both effort and time.

  1. Bronze Award for students aged 14 and over and requires a minimum participation of 6 months
  2. Silver Award for students aged 15 and over and requires a minimum participation of 12 months
  3. Gold Award for students aged 16 and over and requires a minimum participation of 18 months

The programme requires students to participate in five sections of service, adventurous journey, skills development, physical recreation and a residential project. While many of the requirements can be completed through the service, outdoor education and activities elements of the UWCSEA programme, many students also use additional, external activities to complete their NYAA requirements.

UWCSEA offers students in High School (generally in Grades 9 and 10) the opportunity to enrol directly into the Silver Level programme. Gold Level is available to students who are committed to the programme through further activity in Grades 11 and 12, including an adventurous expedition during one of their term breaks. Unlike the Grade 9 expedition which can be credited towards the NYAA Silver Award, the Gold Award trip must be in addition to Grade 11 Project Week.

Singapore's NYAA, through which our students gain their awards, is the second largest National Award Authority in the world. It was established as a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in 1992. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, in conjunction with Kurt Hahn, the German educationalist who founded the UWC movement.

COVID-19 impact

Note: the overseas expeditions programme was disrupted from February 2020 due to COVID-19 and remains under review.