The British Council, the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations, announces that applications for the British Council IELTS Prize 2023 are now open. The annual competition supports IELTS test-takers with up to PHP 350,000 (£5,000) towards tuition fees at universities that accept IELTS as part of their admission requirements.
The IELTS Prize is open to test takers living in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
A total of three winners will be selected for each country through a competitive application process, who will receive prize money to support their studies.
It is open to students applying for undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or abroad and who are scheduled to start their course from January 2023 to March 2024. Applicants must have obtained the IELTS test of the British Council on or after 1 April 2022 and hold a minimum band score of 5.5.
The deadline for submitting complete applications is 15 September 2023.
Since 2011, the British Council IELTS Prize has enabled nearly 360 students across East Asia to continue their studies in any chosen course at higher institutions around the world, locally and abroad, which accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements.
Heather Forbes, Regional Exams Director for the British Council in East Asia said, “We believe that international study and collaboration are key to building a more peaceful and prosperous world for all, and we are proud to support this ambitious and dynamic individuals to achieve their goals. . The IELTS Prize gives candidates the opportunity to make the most of their studies in higher education, and return with new insights and a bag -knowledge that they can apply in their home countries and in the global communities they feel they are interested in. The IELTS Prize is truly a catalyst for advancing the careers of future leaders.
Lotus Postrado, Country Director of the British Council in the Philippines, added, “In the 45 years of the British Council in the Philippines, we have seen the immense talent of the Filipinos, and we are proud to help these ambitious and intelligent individuals achieve -ot their goals. through opportunities like the IELTS Prize.”
Applicants who wish to know more information about the award, application process, and review frequently asked questions should visit https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/study-work -abroad/ielts-prize.