IELTS, the test that’s trusted by educational institutions and universities all around the world, could take you even further: all the way to your ideal academic field, institution, and destination. Seven lucky IELTS test takers in each of the countries below will be given a £3,000 prize to turn their academic dreams into reality.
How to enter
- be 18 years or above
- be a resident of the country you’re applying from
- have taken IELTS with British Council between 1 September 2021 and 15 September 2022 and be able to produce a valid IELTS score in the application.
- Book an IELTS test
- have a minimum overall IELTS band score of 5.5 or above
- be applying to an educational institution, anywhere in the world, that requires IELTS as part of its admission process
- begin undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the academic year 2023/24
Complete the IELTS Prize online application form and submit it together with uploaded copies of your:
1. British Council IELTS Test Report Form
2. Recent passport size photograph
3. Passport or identification document proving your residency in one of the eligible countries.
4. Special requirements certificate (if applicable)
Essential eligibility criteria are that applicants must:
- be a resident in one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa(except applicants in Canada)
- begin undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the academic year 2023/2024
- attend a higher educational institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements
- register for an IELTS test with the British Council between 1 September 2021 and 15 September 2022 and be able to produce a valid IELTS score in the application form
- have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 or higher
- be able to provide an acceptance letter from the attending institution by the latest 1 September 2023.
Shortlisting and final selection
Shortlisting and final selection will be carried out by a panel of British Council staff. The panel will use the personal statement on the application form for shortlisting purposes so applicants should carefully check the task completion criteria on the application form.
The final selection will be done by the panel in a further round, where shortlisted candidates will need to prepare and make a presentation on a specific topic provided to them by British Council.
All applicants with special requirements will automatically be shortlisted provided that they meet essential eligibility criteria.
The personal statement is your chance to tell your story and is crucial in the shortlisting process. It should describe your reasons for applying for a particular course and in what ways you expect your study experience to make a difference to your life and those around you. Write no more than 500 words.
Full applications with the completed application form and required documents must be submitted to the British Council on this portal by 30 September 2022 – 11:59 GMT.
No applications will be considered after the deadline.