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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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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 Concept-Based Curriculum.

Our curriculum 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.

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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Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here

Admissions

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Welcome

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.

Careers

CAREERS

If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse 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.

In memory of Kaira Karmakar

Kaira Karmakar

Born to Gowri and Kamal Karmakar, on 21st February 2006 in New Delhi, Kaira grew up in India and Singapore. Kaira was an exceptional student who had myriad interests that she excelled in. Along with her many accomplishments, Kaira was the editor of UWCSEA magazine Interscol 2022–23, the chair of UWCSEA Dover Global Concern (Ladhak), co-founded UWCSEA Times, and was appointed as the Dy General Secretary of Dover Model UN. Her first novel ‘Chasing Winds’ was published in 2020. She was working on her second untitled book at the time of her passing. As a certified yoga trainer for children, Kaira would spend her weekends giving yoga lessons on mindfulness and gratitude to children in her community. She had a precocious talent for reading, writing, painting, and languages. She was most often commended for her compassion, empathy, and inspirational interaction with family, teachers, peers, and the underprivileged. Kaira left behind a set of over 150 artworks consisting of canvases, sketches, and watercolour art. 

A writer, editor, debater, artist, painter, yoga trainer, multi-instrument player, philanthropist, perfumer, budding chef, and influencer, Kaira wore multiple hats with equal aplomb. Meticulous and organised to a fault, she achieved so much in her short life with a kind smile. As she blazed a trail, no friend or acquaintance was left behind. She collaborated, helped, supported, and shared her blessings freely. A high achiever, whether in academics, extracurricular activities, or personal life, Kaira could easily balance everything. 

Her brother, Kanav Karmakar, family, and friends have been left a legacy, vision, and a blueprint by Kaira that will help them fulfill the big dreams she had to lead with kindness and compassion. She was a staunch believer in the privilege of a good education and making the most of the opportunities this world offered. The Kaira Karmakar Scholarship is instituted to provide the UWC education to a deserving scholar and to ensure that her positive impact on our community is forever.

In addition, in partnership with her family, the community has created the Kaira Karmakar Memorial Endowment at UWCSEA, which will support the Initiative for Peace. Hers is a lasting legacy of peace through compassion, friendship and focused action.