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How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?

Lester B.Pearson

Early supporter of Pearson College, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Nobel Peace Laureate

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

We have realized our dream to create a dream school for you. Please go out and realize your dream and other’s dreams.

Wesley Chiu,

Member of UWC National Committee of China, board member of UWC Changshu China

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91

UWC was one of the ten members of the international schools association that created the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva in 1963 … today, they are taken in over 4,000 schools worldwide and have become the gold standard for university entrance.

Sir John Daniel

Chair of UWC International Board and International Council 

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

The UWC Student Joint Selection Committee of China (“China Selection Committee”, or “JSC”) is responsible for the selection of students from China to all the UWC schools in the world, including UWC Changshu China. The JSC selects students based on global UWC standards and practices.

Students who satisfy the following criteria are eligible to apply through the JSC:

1. The UWC Candidate

UWC seeks to enroll students who will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by UWC.

The following characteristics are typical of the students we enroll:

A passion for service

Commitment to academic achievement

Curiosity to explore other cultures and languages

Determination to embrace change

Potential for leadership

2. Citizenship and residency

All Chinese citizens of the mainland of China residing anywhere in the world

Non Chinese mainland citizens residing in the mainland of China

Non Chinese mainland citizens residing outside mainland of China who are ineligible to apply to UWC through their local UWC selection process.

3. Years of formal education received

Students applying to the Foundation Programme (Grade 10) should be in at least Grade 9 or 10 at the time of application.

Students applying to the IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11) should be in at least Grade 10 or 11 at the time of application. 

4. Age

Students applying to the Foundation Programme (Grade 10) should be between the ages of 15 and 18 in August 2024.

Students applying to the IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11) should be between the ages of 16 and 18 in August 2024.

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