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Scholars add to the overall diversity of the College by sharing their culture, their community and their stories with fellow students. While they are benefiting from the educational experience at UWCSEA, they are an asset to the College; as ambassadors for their country, they share their life experiences and world view with our community. They bring a fresh perspective to their fellow students and the whole community, and their commitment to making the most of the opportunities means that they are actively engaged in the school community.

Most scholarship students come to UWCSEA to complete the IB Diploma in Grades 11 and 12. Scholarship students are selected through the national committees, which operate in over 130 countries worldwide. While scholars must meet the demands of the Academic programme, they are also selected on the basis of their commitment and potential to have a positive impact on the local and global community.

A small number of students are selected directly by UWCSEA in partnership with organisations in the students' home countries. These are generally three or five year scholarships that commence in Grade 8 or Grade 10.

Each process allows the selection committee to take a holistic view of the student and understand their potential to contribute, support and participate fully in the life of the College.

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