British Council IELTS Award 2018

Deadline: 28 May 2018
Open to: applicants aged 18 years old or over
Grant: between GBP 3,000 up to a maximum of GBP 10,000


Creating opportunities that can change lives, the British Council IELTS Award was established in order to assist high caliber individuals who have a strong motivation to develop their career and who can demonstrate that they have the potential to contribute to society with their studies.

The award will enable successful applicants to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level at an institution of higher education anywhere in the world (in Germany or abroad), in an English taught a program that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements.


To be eligible to apply for the IELTS Award 2017 you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over on 30 June 2018;
  • have taken an IELTS test at a British Council center in Germany and received an official Test Report Form (TRF) dated between 2 June 2017 and 28 May 2018 issued by the British Council in Germany;
  • have achieved a minimum overall band score of 6.5, plus a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components of the IELTS test;
  • be planning to enroll in the 2018–19 academic year (i.e. starting August 2018 onwards) on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a university or other institution of higher education in Germany or abroad, which accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements (check the official recognition list ).The tuition fees of the programme of choice must be a minimum of GBP 3,000;
  • be able to provide an acceptance letter from the relevant educational organization by 30 June 2018 at the latest.


The British Council IELTS Award is worth between GBP 3,000 up to a maximum of GBP 10,000 depending on the tuition fees of the institution attended by the winner and will go towards the cost of tuition fees of the individual’s selected course. The award applies only to courses in the 2018–19 academic year (i.e. starting August 2018 onwards) and will be paid directly to the institution.

If tuition fees of the successful candidate are below the maximum individual award fund of GBP 10,000, remaining funds may be allocated to support other runners-up.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to networking within the IELTS community and sharing their experience with other IELTS candidates.

How to Apply?

In order to apply fill the online application form.

  • Application period: 20 December 2016–28 May 2018 (2pm Germany time);
  • Shortlisting: 28 May-8 June;
  • Presentation and interview of shortlisted applicants: 18–29 June 2017;
  • Submission of acceptance letter received from the relevant educational organization: 30 June 2017 at the latest.

For more information please visit the official website.