UWCSEA is a mission-driven school with a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world. Our learning programme weaves academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social education, and service into a world class education from K1 leading to the IB Diploma.
Every year, everyone has the opportunity to join the vibrant international community on one of UWCSEA’s two campuses in Singapore, as the College introduced a ‘no waitlists annual application cycle in 2012. Applications open 12 months in advance of an academic year for entry into K1 to Grade 11, including boarding for Grade 8 and up.
UWCSEA is a not-for-profit organisation and one of 15 UWC schools and colleges located around the world.
Primary / Elementary: Dover Campus 660 / East Campus 660
Secondary / High: Dover Campus 2,060 / East Campus 1,566
7 years old: 08:00 - 14:45
11 years old: 08:10 - 15:00
15 years old: 08:10 - 15:00
East Campus: India 22%, UK 20%, USA 10%, Australia 8%, Singapore 6%, Japan 4%, Korea 3%, Malaysia 2%, France 2%, Canada 2%, Others 20% (55 nationalities)
7 - 10 Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades - 2 to 5
11 - 14 Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades 6 to 8
15+ Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades 9 to 12
Medical clinics staffed by registered nurses - both campuses have a dedicated Primary Clinic located in the Primary School.
24-hour security service
Integrated IT facilities including campus-wide wireless networks, central IT helpdesk for students
Specialist technology such as iPads and Macbooks available in all Primary classrooms
Digital Literacy Coaches to support teachers in integrating technology into the classrooms
Dedicated Design and Technology workshops, including Makerspace facilities on both campuses
Food technology facilities (linked with canteen on East Campus)
Art facilities include dark rooms, ceramics studio, large-format and 3D printers
High and low ropes course (Dover Campus)
Tennis Courts (Dover Campus)
Blackbox theatre and other dedicated performance spaces
CrossFit training room, boxing equipment (East Campus) and fully-equipped conditioning gyms
Two libraries on each campus (Primary and Secondary) equipped as state-of-the-art resource centres
Dedicated age appropriate playground areas for Infant, Junior and Middle School students
Music facilities include recording studios, practice rooms, Instrumental Teaching Programme and instrument hire, Gamelan orchestra equipment
East Campus has a Gold Award for universal and accessible design.
Term 1: 13 August-14 December
Mid-term break: 6-21 October
Term 2: 7 January - 29 March
Term 3: 15 April - 21 June
Term 1 starts Monday, 19 August 2019
What Sets This School Apart
Our students bring together a diversity of experience, cultures and passions to create a unique learning environment that sets them on their chosen path. Our concept-based curriculum brings the world's best practice to a K-12 education which takes into account the requirements of external examinations in (I)GCSE in Grade 10 and the IB Diploma in Grade 12. The learning programme reaches far beyond academics to ensure our students are developing the qualities and skills required to success in life beyond UWCSEA.
UWCSEA graduates join an alumni community spread around the globe - and who remain in touch with our current students to provide support and advice as they decide their future paths. Our graduates have been accepted to come of the worlds most respected universities and colleges in a wide range of disciplines and continue to contribute to their communities in impactful ways that reach far beyond career and personal success.
Exciting New Developments
A home language programme is now available for students on both campuses from K1.
Native speakers can elect to take ‘home language’ (mother tongue) classes after school with a qualified teacher in small group tuition after school. In the past these languages have been offered: Bahasa Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, French, German Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, portuguese, Spanish, Swedish. Costs depend on the number of students enrolled.
Some of these languages are then offered as options in the academic curriculum in the Middle and High School.
Visitors to the College are often struck by the quality of the relationships between students and staff. These are based on mutual respect, and this without doubt goes some way to explain the College’s outstanding academic results. However, academic results are only part of what we do, and our equal commitment to other areas including service, outdoor education, activities and the well-being of our students through our personal and social education programme, is what helps to make UWCSEA who we are.
G6–G10 (I)GCSE: $44,820
G10 FIB, G11, G12: $46,350
2019/2020 school year enrolments
Outdoor expeditions (compulsory grade-level trips): Grade 1 overnight in classroom $6; Grade 2 Singapore Zoo $170; Grade 3 Johor Bahru $500; Grade 4 Sibu $760; Grade 5 Gopeng, Malaysia $760.00–955.00; Grade 6 Tioman $665; Grade 7 Sibu $755; Grade 8 Chiang Mai $2,400; Grade 9 offers a range of over 20 options $800-5,000; Foundation IB (if joining UWCSEA in Grade 10) $1,000-2,000; Grade 11 Project Week $1,000
Examination fees: Grade 10 (I)GCSE $1,200; Grade 12 IB Diploma $1,300
Boarding, available for Grades 8-12: $35,910 per year, includes amenities fund
Sports - 18 representative sports (; recreational and development opportunities from Kindergarten 1 in additional sports
Performing arts - theatre, dance and drama both on-stage and off-stage including lighting, costume, stage, sound and set design
Visual arts - mixed media, photography, painting, drawing and ceramics
Music - individual lessons (including instrument hire) and ensembles for all abilities and interests from Grade 2
Leadership – Model United Nations, debating, Student Council (Junior, Middle and High School), Sports Council, Global Concerns Executive, Alumni Council
Special interest examples - journalism and photojournalism, Lion Dance, coding, Minecraft and other specialist applications, film making, chess, doll making, Chinese story-telling, Chinese culture and character-writing
Environment - gardening, re-afforestation (sapling raising in conjunction with Singapore Botanic Gardens), awareness and recycling initiatives, animal welfare and habitat awareness and more
Service - College, local in Singapore and global through Asia and further afield – projects include action and awareness raising as well as student-initiated fund raising