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UWC Changshu China

UWC Changshu China

No. 88 Kunchenghuxi Road, Changshu, Jiangsu, 215500, China

+86 512 5298 2602



UWC Changshu China
School type Coeducational Boarding
Founded 2015
Status Private
Head of College Pelham Philip Lindfield Roberts
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 15-19
Number of pupils 580
Two-year fee ¥720,000 (scholarships available)
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Arunananda Mukherjee


UWC Changshu China was founded in 2015 as the first UWC in the mainland of China on the initiative of Mark Jiapeng Wang and consists of Grades 10, 11 and 12. The college emphasizes its connection to its location and offers education focused on Chinese language and culture, youth leadership and environmental activism.

Inside the Classroom

UWC Changshu China offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum, and a Foundation Programme for Grade 10 students. Within the IBDP curriculum, alongside standard courses, UWC Changshu offers foundation Chinese language programmes (for international students).

Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme curriculum for Grade 10 develops knowledge, skills and competencies based on the UWC experiential education model. The Programme builds upon students' prior knowledge while cultivating key transferrable skills to help them to succeed in the IB Diploma Programme. The ultimate goal of this programme is that they become independent lifelong learners who can have a positive impact in the world.

Outside the Classroom

UWC Changshu China emphasizes an immersive Chinese experience, providing rich Chinese cultural context to support teaching and learning through culture, language and literature lessons and the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme named Zhi Xing, meaning "learning by doing" as well as "putting knowledge into action", which encourages youth leadership.

Campus and Facilities

The 24-acre campus is built on an island on the northwest side of Kuncheng Lake. In architectural design, the campus is reminiscent of a southern Chinese waterside village, where connections between all parts are seamless and unobstructed. The campus is also comprised of several cutting-edge technologies to enhance its sustainability. Campus facilities include: a multi-function performing art space, STEM hub, a wellbeing centre, a design and innovation centre, a Chinese Programme Centre, residential houses for students and faculty; a dining hall and a library.


IBDP applicants apply through their UWC national committee or the UWC Global Selection Programme. Foundation Programme applicants need to contact the School directly.