UWC (United World Colleges) is a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Opened in 2015, UWC Changshu China is the first UWC in the mainland of China and the 15th in the world. The College is located on the northern shore of Kuncheng Lake in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, around 110km from Shanghai. UWC Changshu China offers a transformative and challenging educational experience in a multicultural environment. Our students come from nearly 100 countries and regions with different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. They are competitively selected in their own countries by UWC national committees and many receive needs-based scholarships.
As an IB World School, UWC Changshu China offers a high-quality two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and a one-year Pre-DP preparatory programme for students to be better prepared for the rigorous IB Diploma Programme. On top of that, co-curricular programmes and community living provide excellent opportunities for experiential learning. Students are encouraged to live up to UWC values, such as international understanding, mutual responsibility and respect, idealism, action and personal example. Students develop intercultural understanding and the genuine concern for others through residential life and the activities focused on Chinese language and culture, youth leadership and environmental activism.