British Council IELTS Prize 2016/17
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The British Council IELTS Prize

The Prize is awarded to high-calibre individuals with the motivation to develop their career, and who demonstrate the potential to contribute to society what they have gained from their undergraduate or postgraduate study experience.

The IELTS Prize enables students to study any chosen course in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme of a higher institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements. Please note, this Prize is for applicants who aim at starting their placement in academic year 2017/18.

To apply for the IELTS Prize, you need an IELTS score. Haven’t taken the test yet? Please visit your country page to register for the IELTS test.

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IELTS Prizes

local prizes


Three prizes
(please refer to your country page for
prize amount in local currency)

regional prizes


Grand Prize: First year of tuition fee up to £40,000*
Second Prize: £10,000
Third Prize: £5,000

*Actual amount depends on the university’s first year tuition fee of the winner

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Quotes from Previous Winners

Cassandra Tam

Malaysia IELTS Prize Regional Winner 2015
London School of Economics and Political Science

IELTS helped build my confidence in speaking which I believe will be greatly advantageous when studying abroad.  IELTS has also played an important role in enhancing my writing ability, strengthening my vocabulary and grammatical proficiency.

Regional Winner - Cassandra Tam