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School Information

Address: 1207 Dover Road, 139654

Official website: Link

Wikipedia page: Link

Abbreviation: UWCSEA

National Influence: United Kingdom

Subschools: Primary School,Secondary School

Academic Year: 3 Semesters: Aug-Dec, Jan-Mar, and Apr-Jun

Established in 1971 by the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, UWCSEA is a member of the United World College movement based in United Kingdom. It seeks to provide a a universally relevant education to its students in order to nurture them as global citizens.


  • International Baccalaureate (Details)
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Details)


  • 1207 Dover Road
    • Primary School
    • Secondary School
  • 1 Tampines Street 73
    • Primary School
    • Secondary School


The Tampines Campus is located in the Tampines area and is accessible via buses and MRT (Tampines). For the East Campus the nearest MRT is Buona Vista. (Details)

Academic Structure

I. Infant School (4-7 years): Kindergarten-Grade 1 II. Junior School: Grades 2-5 III. Middle School (11-14 years): Grades 6-8 IV. High School (14-16 yearrs): Grades 9-12 Both campuses are members of the UWC movement and IB World Schools apart from their separate personal list of accreditations. Both campuses offer the IB Diploma preceded by the IGCSE currciulum training.


Application generally open in the month of September and take into account a number of factors such as academic profile, english language proficiency, residency, citizenship, etc. (Details)


Across its two campuses, UWCSEA offers a number of facilities such as an auditorium, conference room, black box theatre, tent plaza, drama studio, library, wireless, etc. (Details)


UWCSEA works with two transport companies YEAP Transport Pte Ltd and A & K coach Services to provide tranportation services. (Details)


Apart from a non-refundable fee, other fees to pay are: the Application Fee and the Enrolment fee. (Details)


UWCSEA offers residential boarding to its students aged 13-18 years (Grade 8 and above) in both campuses. Details may be accessed at:- https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/sites/uwcsea.edu.sg/files/web-admission/2015-2016/1516%20Boarding%20brochure%20web%20%28Dec15%29.pdf

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For an in-depth guide to Singapore schools, we recommend the Singapore Schools Guide by Expat Arrivals