The British Council IELTS Prizes are 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/postgraduate study experience locally or overseas.
The 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.
Grand prizes:Five prizes worth GBP12,000@ as tuition fee subsidy for the top five students in the East Asia region*.
Local prizes:Five prizes worth RM10,000@ as tuition fee subsidy.
*The East Asia region includes Hong Kong/Macau, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Application period: From now to 31 May 2015
Local shortlisting: 1 – 12 June 2015
Local interviews: 15 – 26 June 2015
Regional selection: 6 – 10 July 2015
Results announcement: Mid – end July 2015
Award Ceremony: End July – mid August 2015
- Be a permanent resident of Malaysia.
- Begin undergraduate or postgraduate study in or outside Malaysia in 2015 (academic year).
- Attend a higher educational institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements.
- Have a valid IELTS score obtained from the British Council on or after 1 June 2014.
- Have a minimum band score of 6 in each of the four component parts of the test.
- Be able to provide an acceptance letter from the attending institution by 30 June 2015.
How to apply?
- Take an IELTS test at a British Council authorised centre and receive your scores.
- Download and complete the application form.
- An original hard copy of your application should be sent to:
Ground Floor, West Block,
Wisma Selangor Dredging,
142C Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
- Your completed application must be received before 31 May 2015.
- Applications are initially reviewed against the British Council IELTS Prize eligibility criteria, where both the personal statement and IELTS score will be taken into account.
- Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a short presentation and be interviewed by a panel of senior managers and external raters from the higher education and/or corporate sectors.
- Five students in Malaysia will each receive RM10,000 as tuition fee subsidy.
- The top student in each country will represent that country to compete for one of the five grand prizes in East Asia.
- A regional panel will name thefive grand prize winners based on their previous video-taped interview performance.
For application form, click here.
For FAQ, click here.