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UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus

UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus

1207 Dover Road, 139654, Singapore

+65 6775 5344



UWC South East Asia, Dover Campus
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1971
Status Private
Head of College Chris Edwards
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 5,500
Fees reviewed annually, please inquire
Average Class Size K1-Grade 10: 22, Grade 11-12: 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10.6
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David White

First IB School in Asia

UWCSEA has two campuses in Singapore. The Dover Campus, opened in 1971 by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, was the first school in Asia to offer the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). The East Campus (pictured) celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2018, having added 2,550 students to the global UWC student community. The vibrant location, an emphasis on deliberate diversity in the admissions policy and its large student body provides students with opportunity to participate in a learning programme of unparalleled breadth that is aligned with the UWC mission. The size of each IBDP cohort (550 across both campuses) means the College is able to offer an extensive range of options in each subject group.

Holistic K-12 learning programme

A UWCSEA-developed learning programme provides students with a seamless transition from Kindergarten to the IB Diploma across all five interlinking elements of the curriculum: Academics, Activities, Outdoor Education, Personal and Social Education and Service. All five elements are considered equally important, and link directly with age-appropriate learning goals and the UWC mission. The curriculum incorporates many opportunities for learning outside of the classroom by bringing students into unique settings in which they are challenged to discover more about themselves and each other. The annual Initiative for Peace (IfP) conferences are an example of the way the learning programme is fused with our mission. Founded in 2001 to promote peace in global, national and regional conflicts, the conferences are hosted by Grade 11 students following a year of planning and specialist training that prepares them to facilitate events for youth leaders in Thailand, Timor Leste and Singapore.

Campuses and Facilities

State of the art facilities support our ambitious curriculum and enable all students to access the extensive opportunities on offer, while being true to our mission of sustainability. Dover Campus is located west of the CBD, in an educational hub near the National University of Singapore. Although extensively redeveloped, the iconic Tent Plaza remains the social heart of the campus and the grounds are filled with mature trees. Residential boarding for 192 students is provided on-campus. The East Campus is a purpose-built facility that set global benchmarks in design, accessibility and sustainability for schools. Located in Tampines, a fast-developing northeastern hub near Changi Airport, the multi-storey Tampines House is an on-campus home to 160 residential boarders.

Two entry pathways for admission

Most of the 600-800 new students each year are admitted directly by the College. Students can join at any grade, as new class sets open each year in each grade. Students joining in Grade 9 complete IGCSE courses. A Foundation IB course is offered to students joining in Grade 10. Scholarships are given via the UWC national committee system. Applications for both pathways open 12 months before the start of the school year in which the student will commence study.