WISS Today Article

The Western International School of Shanghai is one of the few International Schools in Shanghai that offer scholarships for students.
WISS is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to provide to students with exceptional talent an opportunity to receive a top international education in Shanghai.

Studying in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school helps students not only gain skills, which help them to be successful in their professional life, but also to develop personal skills to become well-rounded, independent individuals. With a WISS or IB diploma, our students can go wherever they desire to continue their studies at the most prestigious universities around the world.

WISS Scholarship Programs

Currently, our school offers four Scholarship Programs aiming to economically support those students who meet all the requirements to make the most of their studies.

We are delighted to announce that for the next school year a total of six Secondary students have been awarded a WISS Scholarship to continue with their international education in Shanghai.

WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarships are available to students who are proficient in English and demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics or a specialized area like sports, art, or music, exhibit the IB Learner Profile traits, and contribute positively to school life.

WISS has awarded 5 Secondary students the WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Jacqueline awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Jamie awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Emos awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Joshua awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Ehud awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship


Robert awarded WISS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

WISS IB Diploma Full Academic Scholarship

WISS also offers full IB Diploma Academic Scholarships to current WISS students or recently admitted students in Grade 11 or Grade 12 who are proficient in English, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and show the ability to excel in the IB Diploma Programme. The recipients of this scholarship will study at WISS tuition-free for the duration of the IB Diploma Programme, which lasts for two years (Grades 11 and Grade 12).

The Scholarship Selection Committee selected Daniel to receive this great scholarship for the next school year 2019-2020. We are sure that you will make the most of this programme to continue with your international education at WISS.

Daniel awarded WISS IB Diploma Full Academic Scholarship


WISS Scholarship for University

WISS Partnership Scholarships

In addition to the WISS scholarships, there are two more incredible opportunities for scholarships through the Western International School of Shanghai. We are delighted to announce that three of our Secondary students will gain amazing experience with the scholarships offered by SCAD and FirstPoint USA.

SCAD Summer Programs

Our partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) through the Career-related Programme (IBCP) provides our students with fantastic pre-college summer programme opportunities. These highly selected programs prepare students for university life and look great on their applications.

This year, two of our students have been awarded the SCAD
Rising Star Scholarship
. Rose, a CP student, and Emos, a DP student, will participate in a challenging five-week program this summer. They will enroll in two college-level classes to build or enhance their portfolios.

Rose awarded the SCAD Rising Star Scholarship

Emos awarded the SCAD Rising Star Scholarship

FirstPoint USA Sport Scholarship

FirstPoint USA is the Official USA Scholarship Partner of WISS and an excellent avenue for successful student-athletes to enter US universities with sporting scholarships should they meet the academic and sporting criteria. FirstPoint USA partners with over 2500 universities and has secured over 200 million in scholarships since 2001.

This year, one of our students, Zach, has been awarded the WISS FirstPoint USA Scholarship for 2018/19. This Scholarship gives Zach access to the full services of FirstPoint USA as he endeavors to become a collegiate athlete in the US. Zach is the first WISS student ever to receive this yearly scholarship and we are very proud of him!

Zach awarded the WISS FirstPoint USA Scholarship for 2018/19

Do you want to find out more about the scholarship requirements and process? Contact us or email at scholarships@wiss.cn.