The UWC Need-Based Scholarship for Singaporean Students

Each year, the National Committee of Singapore offers need-based scholarships to Singaporean students to complete the two-year IB Diploma at an overseas United World College. This is equivalent to completing the 'A' Levels at a Junior College in Singapore.

The number of scholarships being awarded, as well as the College to which each scholarship is offered, differs each year. As such, applicants will be given more information in the later stages of the application process should they qualify.

Each UWC scholarship is:

  • ​Awarded based on a student's personal merit and financial need

  • Tenable for a 2 year International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

  • GCE 'A' Levels equivalent

  • Recognised by the Ministry of Education

  • Recognised by Singaporean Universities and Overseas Universities

  • Covers food, accommodation, textbooks and school fees during term time (based on financial need)

  • Bond-free

*Airfare, travel and other personal and miscellaneous expenses are not included in the scholarships.

Who Can Apply?


All interested and eligible students are invited to apply. In the year of application (i.e. August- September 2018 for entry to Fall 2019), applicants must be:

  • Singaporean citizens or Permanent Residents

  • Currently in Secondary 4 or 5 (or the equivalent), students in their first year of Junior College, Polytechnic (or the equivalent)

Non- Singaporean citizens/ Permanent Residents who live in Singapore and who are unable to apply to the National Committee of their home country will be considered on a individual case basis. Please email us at should you require further information on this.

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