Apply for the British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia) 2020/21

The British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia)* enables individuals to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in their chosen course of study at any university that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements. While British Council considers applicants from all walks of life, the IELTS Prize aims to support bright and determined individuals with the passion to develop their career and, at the same time, demonstrate the desire and potential to contribute to society.

Application process

We are open to applications from 7 December 2020 to 15 June 2021.

To get started:

  1. Register for an IELTS test at a British Council authorised centre on, or after, 1 April 2020 and obtain a valid score.
  2. Prepare these items before you apply:
    • a scanned copy of your passport / identification document that proves your permanent residency in one of the eligible countries/territories*
    • a soft copy of a recent passport-sized photograph
    • your IELTS Test Report Form
    • a Disability Certificate (if applicable).
  3. Start an online application after 10.00am local time on 7 December 2020. You will receive a unique URL for you to access to your saved application form from where you left off. Note that your application cannot be further amended once you have submitted it.
  4. Complete your application and upload the required documents by 6.00 p.m. Hong Kong time on on 15 June 2021.
  5. Shortlisted applicants for the Local Prize will be required to attend a panel interview in July 2021 for the Local Prize.
  6. Winners will be notified by July 2020 and must be able to provide a Letter of Acceptance from their host institution by 16 July 2021. Failure to provide a Letter of Acceptance by the deadline will result in your immediate removal from the list of winners.

Prepare these items before you apply

  • a scanned copy of your passport / identification document that proves your permanent residency in one of the eligible countries/territories*
  • a soft copy of a recent passport-sized photograph
  • your IELTS Test Report Form
  • a Disability Certificate (if applicable).

Learn more about your eligibility.

* Eligible countries/territories include: Hong Kong & Macau, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
** The final prize amount will be awarded in local currency and will be based on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

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