The Global Study Awards

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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The Global Study Awards, launched by British Council in 2015, are for aspiring students who wish to undertake UG and PG-level programs at universities abroad. The chosen institution must be an IELTS test score receiving institution towards the proficiency of English.

  • Applicants have the option of choosing any UG, PG, or doctorate program at a reputed international university.
  • Candidates must undertake the IELTS exam in preceding one year, from the date of the announced current deadline.
  • Recipients of the Global Study Awards are awarded GBP 10,000 each.
  • The current application deadline is not yet announced by the awarding organization.

Each year, two recipients are selected under the Global Study Awards program. As mentioned, the recipients receive GBP 10,000 for the payment of tuition fees. However, if the tuition fee is less than the award amount, the rest of the amount can be used towards the living expenses in the first 52 weeks of the study at the international institution.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered byCorporate
OrganizationBritish Council
Application DeadlineN/A
No. of Scholarships2
Amount$12,252
RenewabilityOne Time Payment
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/study-work-abroad/global-study-awards

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Global Study Awards British Council IELTS Award 2020, the applicant

  • should have taken the IELTS test between the stipulated period
    • possess the British Council issued Test Report Form (TRF).
  • must be above the age of 18 years.
  • Must have scored competently in IELTS as well as in the academic courses undertaken.
    • Normally the required scores are announced for the award.

The applicant also must possess a valid ISIC or IYTC card and make a free account on the studyportal.com. The applicant should be ready to enroll for undergraduate or postgraduate studies in any of the international institutions worldwide.


Application Process

Once the applicants meet the condition of taking a British Council administered IELTS test at any location and secure an ISIC or IYTC card, they are required to complete an online application form.

Along with the form, applicants must write a short-write-up, explaining their experiences and challenges. The application form duly completed in all respects must be submitted before the given deadline.

For the upcoming session, applications are currently close. The deadlines for the Global Study Awards 2020 will soon be updated on the website.


Selection Process

After ascertaining that the applicants meet the eligibility criteria, their applications are screened by the expert committee represented by all the partners of the award.

Prospective applicants must note that their IELTS 2020 result will not be the sole criteria for the selection. The factors which will be considered at the time of selection of the Global Study Awards are:

  • Academic records
  • Motivation to participate in intercultural exchange
  • Motivation towards obtaining a degree from abroad
  • Ability to contribute towards the community and society through studies

The Experts shortlist candidates for further process, which includes presentations and interviews. The in-person interview is the final phase of the selection process.


Grant Details

The Global Study Awards co-owned by the ISIC Association, Studyportals, and the British Council IELTS are for the candidates who take their IELTS test between a certain period (as announced) at a British Council center or at a location where the test is administered by the Council only anywhere in the world.

Study LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate or Doctorate degree
Eligible CandidatesAll nationals
Number of Scholarship2
Study LengthAny
Scholarship AwardGBP 10,000
Scholarship DistributionEvery year
UsageFor Tuition Fees and/or living expenses only

The applicants should have their concrete plans to seek admission in an international institution for a degree course for undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate course.

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