British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia) 2019/20

The British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia)* is awarded to high-calibre individuals with the motivation to develop their career, to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any chosen discipline in a higher education institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements around the world. While the IELTS Prize is not aimed at students in any one particular discipline, the British Council is eager to support test takers who demonstrate the potential to contribute to society with what they have gained from their undergraduate or postgraduate study experience.

This year, applicants stand a chance to win either a regional prize or a local prize. Local prizes are awarded to three motivated individuals in each of the eligible countries / territories in East Asia*, while regional prizes are awarded to three outstanding individuals within the East Asia region*.

Regional Prizes

  1. Grand Prize: Up to GBP 40,000#
  2. Second Prize: GBP 10,000
  3. Third Prize: GBP 8,000

Local Prizes

  1. First Prize: GBP 6,000
  2. Second Prize: GBP 5,000
  3. Third Prize: GBP 4,000

Checklist before you apply

Take IELTS with the British Council

To be eligible for the British Council IELTS Prize 2019/20, you will be asked to produce a valid IELTS score by taking IELTS in one of the British Council test centres in East Asia*, on or after, 1 April 2019.

Plan for your study

Plan and apply for your selected course(s) and university directly. To be awarded the IELTS Prize, you will need to submit proof of your offer acceptance by the end of June 2020.

Prepare your personal statement

Each applicant is required to submit a piece of personal statement of no more than 500 words, together with the online application.

Learn more about your eligibility.

* Eligible countries/territories include: Hong Kong & Macau, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
# Actual amount depends on the relevant university's first-year tuition fee.

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