+66 76 336 076 info@uwcthailand.ac.th


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, UWC Thailand 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 Admissions

Our admissions process from Nursery to Grade 10 is all done online through our Open Apply platform.

Grade 11 Admissions

Students applying for Grade 11, have multiple routes to apply. Please contact our admissions or see the options linked.

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. UWC Thailand is an inclusive school, and our admissions goal is to build a diverse community of 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 so it is important that everyone is aware of, and aligned with, the UWC Thailand mission and values.  

Step 1: Gathering the Necessary Information
  • scanned copies of each applicant’s last two school reports (translated into English);
  • a recent passport photo;
  • a scanned copy of each applicant’s birth certificate (translated into English), or passport;
  • medical information ready to input into our online application;
  • recent Standardised Test Scores (if available);
  • a confidential recommendation submitted through OpenApply, our online application platform; 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.

For details of Required Admissions Documents, please refer to OpenApply.

Please review the Grade Placement Comparison Chart for your class placement reference.

Step 2: Applying Online

For Nursery to Grade 10 applicants, please follow the application process outlined on our OpenApply online application platform.

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.

Step 3: Review and Assessment

Prospective students going into Primary School may participate in an assessment with a member of the admissions committee and/or a classroom visit. 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 completed application form, including the required documents and application fee before an assessment or classroom visit 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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