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.
Current 2019/2020 academic year
Applications for the coming academic year (August 2019) opened in September 2018. As of July 2019, we have a large number of eligible applicants already able to accept any place that becomes available between now and the start of the school year. We are in the process of communicating with families who have already submitted an application about these places.
Because 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 for the current school year, with the exception of January 2020 entry on the East Campus in Grades 2, 4 and 8.
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Commencing in 2020/2021 academic year
Applications will open in September 2019 for entry in August 2020. Please complete the form below and we'll let you know when the application cycle opens.
Future years—August 2021 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 2021 entry will open in September 2020
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.