Applying to UWCSEA
UWCSEA invites applications for the coming academic year, one year in advance and does not keep a rolling wait list. Applications generally open in September of the year prior to the commencement of the next academic year, but please contact Admissions if you are looking for earlier entry, or more information.
In most grades, the College adds an additional 22 places in August each year. All applicants who meet our entrance criteria are considered for one of these places, and for places made available by students leaving the College. If demand for places exceeds the number of students we can enrol, we determine how we allocate the available places to support our commitment to diversity, which is explained on our Q&A page.
UWCSEA follows the northern hemisphere academic year, with school running from mid-August to late June of the following year.
Commencing in 2018/2019 academic year
We are no longer accepting applications for this academic year as all grades K-12 are fully subscribed.
Commencing in August 2019
Applications for the coming academic year (August 2019) opened in September 2018. As of March 2019, we have been able to offer or allocate places for the majority of available places in most grades on both campuses. We are in the process of communicating with families who have already submitted an application about these places.
We anticipate having a very limited number of remaining places to fill before the start of the next academic year, and in many grades and for our boarding community, we have a large number of eligible applicants already able to accept any place that becomes available. We understand that families need certainty when planning schooling for their children, and therefore, where there is almost no possibility that a place will become available between now and the start of the school year, we are not accepting further applications.
We are still accepting applications for day students to join in August 2019 in a limited number of grades, and for a January 2020 start in K1-Grade 8. Please contact our Admissions team prior to submitting an application for August 2019 in any of the following grades:
- East Campus: K1, Grade 4, Grade 9, Grade 10 (Foundation IB) and Grade 11 day students
- Dover Campus: Grade 10 (Foundation IB) day students
Click here for more information and to access the application system.
Future years—August 2020 and beyond
UWCSEA's annual application process opens in September of the year prior to the commencement of the next academic year i.e., applications for August 2020 entry will open in September 2019.
If you are interested in applying for entry in the academic year beginning in August 2020 or later, please complete our Registration of Interest so that we can let you know when applications are open.