UWC Changshu China
No. 88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, 215500, China
+86 512 5298 2602
|Head of College||Pelham Philip Lindfield Roberts|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||15-19|
|Number of pupils||570|
|Two-year fee||¥680,000 (scholarships available)|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Arunananda Mukherjee|
UWC Changshu China: Education like No Other
In line with UWC's mission of making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future, UWC Changshu China was opened in 2015, becoming the first UWC in the mainland of China and the 15th in the world.
UWC firmly believes that through education comes the greatest hope for young people to realise their full potential. The establishment of UWC Changshu China was never just about the construction of a college. Far more important was the mission, values and educational principles that have guided UWC since its inception and that would be as vital to China in the 21st century as they are in all parts of the world.
UWC Changshu China is located on the northern shore of Kuncheng Lake in Jiangsu Province, around 110km from Shanghai. We offer a transformative and challenging educational experience in a multicultural environment. Our students come from nearly 100 countries and regions with different cultural, religious, political and socio-economic backgrounds. They are competitively selected in their own countries by UWC national committees and many receive need-based scholarships to represent their regions or countries at UWC Changshu China.
At UWC Changshu China, students have an opportunity to discover who they are through an education that isn’t only about academic achievement. As an IB World School, UWC Changshu China offers a high-quality two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) for Grade 11 and 12 students and a one-year Pre-DP preparatory programme for Grade 10 to be better prepared for the rigorous IB Diploma Programme. On top of that, co-curricular programmes and residential life provide excellent opportunities for experiential learning. Students are encouraged to live up to UWC values and develop intercultural understanding and the genuine concern for others through the activities focused on Chinese language and culture, youth leadership and environmental activism.
As the one and only UWC in the mainland of China, our College's language policy stipulates that all students will learn Chinese, either formally in the classroom or as an extra activity, and they are exposed to the extraordinary richness of Chinese culture.
Our founding year class graduated in May 2017. We are excited to see them continue to explore their curiosities at the world's most prestigious colleges and universities. We are confident that with the skills and qualities developed in our College, they are able to make a meaningful impact to society throughout their life time. UWC Changshu China looks forward to seeing more generations of students joining us and experiencing an education like no other.
To learn more about UWC Changshu China, visit the school website at www.uwcchina.org.