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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.

Enitan Adetona ’17 (Nigeria)

UWCSEA Scholar alumni Editan Adetona

UWCSEA gave me a once in a lifetime opportunity that
has set me on my path to success. I didn’t only get the opportunity to study in Singapore but I had the opportunity
to meet people from places that I didn’t even know existed. I changed mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Enitan graduated from UWCSEA in 2017, having been generously supported by a UWCSEA family for a full IB Diploma programme scholarship. After graduation, he attended the University of Oklahoma with the intention of studying Economics, but almost immediately changed his major to pursue aviation, a passion which started during his time at UWCSEA. For four years at university, Enitan studied Aviation Management with a minor in General Business. He also grew his passion for flying during this time, and decided to pursue a pilot licence as he started to grow his career.

Enitan is now a qualified private pilot and market intelligence analyst in the aviation industry. It might be a stretch to think his passion for aviation grew directly from UWCSEA classes—while there are many activities to explore at the College, aviation is not among our courses on offer! However, as he puts it, it was more the environment and surroundings of the school itself:

It was the first time I felt the dream was achievable. Simply by being around people from other parts of the world who shared the same passions and ambitions as me, it helped me realise that my aspirations were not only valid but also attainable.

Through a UWCSEA soccer connection, he met a Singaporean family whose father was a pilot for Singapore Airlines.
Enitan had an early, important mentorship conversation about what the career required, and the challenges and
rewards of going into the field. The opportunity to be in Singapore and studying at UWCSEA meant that Enitan was
in the right place to receive the encouragement and build the confidence he needed to jump into the field he had
always dreamt of.

While at College, Enitan built his knowledge of the industry by working as a research analyst for the Federal Aviation
Administration. It was his first taste of the aviation industry and he truly fell in love. Today, through his role, he gets
to fly, but also continues to learn and find success in the business side of industry. He attests much of his professional
success stems from not only being able to build the confidence that he could attain his dreams, but also from the
practical collaboration and teamwork skills he developed while a scholar at UWCSEA.

Enitan now regularly shares these important life skills and lessons back with his home community. When he finds
himself back in Nigeria, he participates in youth seminars to teach students important professional skills such as
resume writing, or putting together school applications. He has also appreciated the chance to talk about his UWC
experience with others, while also helping other young people apply for UWC scholarships.

He believes firmly in paying forward the opportunity for education that had such a formative impact on shaping his life course:


“My UWCSEA scholarship opportunity took me from Nigeria, and put me on a
path where I found my passion for aviation, travel and sports, and where I became
more open minded and adventurous. I learnt perseverance, how to be independent,
to be more in touch with my community, and most importantly, that everything
does happen for a reason. After UWCSEA, I learnt to not put a limit on myself.”