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Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong

School Name: Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Location: 10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Founded Year: 1992
Type: Co-ed
Boarding Age: 16-20
Year Group: Year 12 - Year 13
No. of Students: 256
No. of Boarders:
School Facilities:
The school occupies a 6.5 hectare site and facilities include 15 classrooms, four purpose-built science laboratories, computer room, art, music and pottery rooms, a large library, swimming pool, hard courts and gymnasium complex.
Entry Requirement:
Extracurricular Activities:

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
+852 2640 0441

The School

  • Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港李寶椿聯合世界書院), established in 1992, is a sixth-form college in Hong Kong. It is a member of the United World Colleges.
  • Located in Hong Kong, Li Po Chun UWC states one of its goals as building understanding between students from Chinese cultural backgrounds and those from the rest of the world. The College's links with other parts of China also provide opportunities for students to learn about China first hand.
  • The school admits students from over 110 countries and from many local Hong Kong schools. The student body is made up of roughly 42% local and 58% overseas students. In the year 2008-2009, students coming from the 6 inhabited continents represented 83 countries in the world.
  • Students can choose from several options for post-Li Po Chun experiences. Some graduates receive offers from top universities around the world, with most students earning or qualifying for significant scholarships. Others choose to pursue “3rd year options” which can range from service to traveling, most of which have some sort of cultural immersion. Others go straight into the work force or return to their home countries for a gap year.
  • In late 2007, the Wall Street Journal identified the College as one of the world's top 50 schools for its success in preparing students to enter Ivy League universities, one of only two schools located outside the US, and the only UWC outside the US to make it into the list.


  • Aptitude Test (15 December 2012) - All applicants who have submitted a complete application will be invited to take a mandatory aptitude test. Applicants should ensure that they are available to participate.
  • The aptitude test will take approximately 3 hours and will be divided into four sections: Reading Comprehension, Written Expression, Mathematical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning.
  • Challenge Day (3 February 2013) - Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend Challenge Day at LPCUWC, where they will participate in different group activities. The purpose of the activities is to gain a better understanding of the candidates, to evaluate their suitability to a UWC environment and for them to get a taste of interacting with current and ex-UWC students.
  • Panel Interview (Early to mid-March 2013) - A final short list of applicants will be invited to a panel interview, during which the candidate’s understanding of current events, attitudes towards serving others and philosophy of life are explored.

Boarding Houses

  • The school has boarding facilities and is open to male and female students. IB Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme

  • Li Po Chun's average IB grade has hovered around 38 points in recent years, one of the highest averages world wide.
  • In 2007, 5 students gained perfect scores of 45, which together with the other United World Colleges, represented over 15% of all perfect scorers achieved in the world. Due to these academic achievements LPCUWC is considered one of the top high schools in the World.

2012/13 Boarding Fees# (In HKD$) Per Year(3 Terms Per Year)


Remark: #Inclusive of tuition fees but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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