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SAWADEE KA!

Thank you for your interest in UWC Thailand International School. We realise that choosing a new school for your child is a very important (and often stressful) decision, so we are here to answer any questions that you may have along the way. Our approach to education is inclusive, mindful and forward-thinking. As an extremely diverse  international IB school, our community currently represents over 70 nationalities with no one dominant culture. We are the only three-programme IB school south of Bangkok. As a not-for-profit, mission-driven school, everything we do centres around uniting people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. 

Celebrating Thai culture and embracing our diversity, UWCT aims to ensure that students not only get a world-class international education, but also an experience that is deliberately enriched by our stunning home in the ‘Land of Smiles’. Aligned with our commitment to a “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, Healthy Body”, we embed Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness—under the guidance of the school’s Mindfulness Mentor—across the all grade levels. We encourage all families that share our values to come and visit us in Phuket, in order to meet our community and experience our learning environment first-hand.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Nursery to Grade 10

Our admissions process from Nursery to Grade 10 is facilitated  online through
Open Apply.

Grade 11 Direct Entry

Students looking to apply directly for the Diploma Programme at UWCT must either join the school directly in Grade 10 or use the Global Selection Programme to join in Grade 11.

UWC Scholarships

All 17 UWC’s depend on the dedication and expertise of a network of more than 3,000 volunteers to find and select students in more than 155 countries worldwide who wish to be IBDP scholars at a UWC.

Application Process

We welcome applications from students around the world throughout the school year. We encourage those interested in applying to UWC Thailand International School to visit our school first when possible. UWCT is an inclusive school, and our admissions goal is to build a diverse community or learners. To do this, acceptance is based on aptitude, language, behaviour, academic record, and our ability to help each student maximise their potential within the context of existing class dynamics. We review each applicant on a case-by-case basis to determine enrolment suitability. When we offer admission, we are welcoming the whole family to UWC and so it is important that everyone is aware of, and aligned with, the UWCT mission and values.  

Step 1: Gathering the Necessary Information
  • Original scanned copies of each prospective student’s last two school reports (translated into English);
  • a recent passport photo;
  • an original scanned copy of each prospective student’s birth certificate (translated into English), or a copy of their passport;
  • medical information form (information ready to input into our online application);
  • recent Standardised Test Scores (if available);
  • a confidential recommendation submitted through OpenApply, our online application software; and
  • any additional documents including learning support reports and testing results, therapy reports, psychological or psycho-educational testing results and reports, behaviour modification plans, etc.

Please review the Global Class Name Comparison for your class placement reference.

Step 2: Applying Online

Our admissions process from Nursery to Grade 10 is begun by completely the online process outlined in Open Apply.

Diploma Programme students applying for Grade 11 as direct entry applicants (full fee-paying), must apply via the UWC Global Selection Programme.

For scholarships to the Diploma Programme, please contact your UWC National Committee. To find out more, click here.

Step 3: Review and Assessment
Prospective students applying to Grades 6 through 11 need to sit a placement test in English and mathematics, and will also be interviewed by a member of the admissions committee.

 

Prospective students going into Primary School may participate in an assessment and classroom visit with a member of the admissions committee. This decision is based on the documentation and previous school records provided during the application process. An on-campus assessment is always preferable if possible.

Please note that the Admissions Office must receive the completed application form and application fee before the process of admissions can begin.

Step 4: Enrollment

Once a place in the school has been offered, the family will need to confirm their place within two weeks, at which time certain fees are required. This is important for visa acquisitions, and the Admissions Team will walk each family through this.

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