British Council invites applications for £3,000 scholarship to study abroad

Bounded by the British government in 1943, the British Council, an organisation giving opportunities to international cultural and educational opportunities across the globe, has been inviting candidates to apply for a scholarship of £3,000 towards the tuition fee of those applying for Autumn/Winter 2020 and early 2021 session.

The scholarship is for ten candidates who have taken the International English Language Testing System, IELTS, test from the British Council and looking to study abroad.

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

  • Be 18 years or above
  • Live in the country you’re applying from
  • Have taken IELTS with British Council between January 2019 and February 2020
  • Have an overall IELTS band score of 5 or above
  • Be applying for a first-year under/graduate degree in Fall 2020/Spring 2021
  • Be applying to an institution that requires IELTS as part of its admission process.

How to apply:

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“The personal statement is your chance to tell your story and is crucial in the selection process. It should describe your reasons for applying for a particular course and in what ways you expect your study experience to make a difference to your life and those around you. Write no more than 500 words,” said the organisation.

Documents required

1. IELTS Test Report Form

2. Recent passport size photograph

3. Passport or identification document proving your permanent residency in one of the eligible countries.

4. Special requirements certificate (if applicable)

Deadline for applications: 29 February 2020

Namita S Bawa, Director – Marketing, British Council Examinations (BCEESIPL) India said, “IELTS is a gateway of opportunities for students hoping to study at one of the finest universities or planning to move to a different continent and experience a newer way of life. At the British Council, we’re proud to support everyone taking positive steps towards enhancing their academic or professional skills with IELTS.”

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.