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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

As in previous years, UWC Changshu China opens its EA3 (rolling admission) round to students who are a good fit for our school but missed our early and regular admission cycles due to various reasons. EA3 round is now OPEN. In recent years we have enrolled a dozen or so students per year. Due to the current worldwide situation, we are committed to increasing capacity in order to accommodate students who live in China or abroad.

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Application Process

Step 1: Research the school and UWC movement

Visit and review all relevant information.

Step 2: Choose FP vs IBDP

The Foundation Programme is offered to provide the essential building blocks required for successful entry into the IB Diploma Programme. Students who are to apply for FP Programme should be in Grade 9 or 10 when applying.

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The IBDP Programme is made up of the IB Core as well as six subject groups. The Core requirements help contribute to the unique nature of the IBDP.Students who are to apply for IBDP Programme should be in Grade 10 or 11 when applying.

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Step 3: Choose EA vs RA

Each applicant should choose one of the two different application streams to apply: Early Admission (EA) or Regular Admission (RA).

Please read the file below for detailed information about the two different streams.

EA vs RA

Step 4: Apply online

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   1.Create an account

   2.Complete the online application form

   3.Upload or download key documents

   4.Wait for outcomes

Key documents:

  • Upload a scanned copy of the applicant's ID or passport

  • Upload a scanned copy of a recent 2-inch photograph

  • Upload a scanned copy of the school transcript

  • Download the Signature Page, sign, and upload

  • Pay the 500 CNY Application Fee


   1. At the time of application a copy of your school transcript is still required, but an official transcript will not be required until a student enters the enrollment stage (summer before attendance). Applicants must provide photocopy, electronic copy, or other forms of the transcript for online application and Selection Day. For admitted students, official transcripts are required prior to enrollment at UWC;

   2. Please contact Admission Office if the applicants have disability or other health issues.

Step 5: Attend the National Selection Day

No matter what the application results are, all applicants will be notified by email within four weeks of the application deadline. If you receive a Selection Day invitation, details of the Selection Day process will be explained in the invitation letter.

Step 6: Confirm Selection Result

No matter what the selection results are, all applicants who have attended the Selection Day will be notified of a final admission decision by email within 4-8 weeks of the Selection Day.

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