We want to ultimately encourage young people to study abroad as part of their tertiary studies in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages. That is why ISIC Association, StudyPortals and British Council IELTS are launching The Global Study Awards. The Global Study Awards recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students, opening their minds to alternative ways of personal life and professional career, as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance.
The Award prize will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution that the successful candidate will attend.
If tuition fees are below the maximum individual award fund of £10000, the remaining funds may be allocated per diem for living costs for a maximum of 52 weeks starting from when the student first registered at the higher education institution.
Two study award announcements will be made, with a maximum of five Study Awards granted to students at each announcement point (maximum nine awards in total).
A selection panel comprised of representatives from the partners will review and assess the entries. Strong candidates will be shortlisted and invited for an in person interview prior to the final winning selection. The winners will be announced within 3 months after the application deadline. The time span of the Awards allows for consideration.
The Global Study Awards is designed to support highly motivated, talented individuals who can actively demonstrate:
Successful candidates will be willing to engage with the British Council IELTS, ISIC and StudyPortals communities, and publicly share their experiences with other students. The Global Study Awards will be available to prospective students in all countries worldwide. The Global Study Awards will enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad, on any chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a higher education institution. The Global Study Awards cannot be used by a successful candidate to study domestically.
Be 18 years or overon the study programme start date
Have taken an IELTS test at a British Council centre, and receive an official Test Report Form (TRF) issued by the British Councilin the last 2 years and before the application deadline
Have a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and/or International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)at the time of application
Plan to enrol on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme abroad between1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016
Provide an acceptance letter from the relevant institutionby the relevant cut-off date
Write a short review of your study experience at STeXX.com
Please note that your application must be submitted in English
British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide.
British Council connects people worldwide with the learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. It is trusted and accepted by more than 9000 institutions worldwide.
IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.
ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in over 130 countries to all bonafide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion.
The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of bonafide student status and gives access worldwide to over 42000 products, services or experiences in every stage and area of student life.
StudyPortals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders. With over 45000 published courses from over 1800 participating universities and over 9 million unique users in 2014, StudyPortals is a leading information source for study seekers. Initially StudyPortals focused on the European education market, but has the ambition to make study choice transparent, globally.