Friday, 14 February 2014

The British Council invites applications for the British Council IELTS Award 2014. Eight successful winners will receive an award of Rs.3,00,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. The winners will need to begin a full-time programme at any overseas university that uses IELTS as a measure of English language proficiency as part of their admission process.

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • be a resident and citizen of India
  • have taken the IELTS test with the British Council recently 
  • have a minimum overall IELTS band score of 6.0
  • produce a valid letter of acceptance / offer letter from a recognised education institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admissions criteria
  • begin an under-graduate or post-graduate programme outside India in the 2014 academic year

Further details and application forms are available on the British Council website.

Interested students, who meet the application criteria, may send in their completed applications to any  British Council office by 30 June 2014. 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), recognised as the world’s leading international English language test, celebrates its 25th year in 2014. Currently, the test is taken in over 135 countries and more than 8,000 organisations worldwide, including over 3,000 US higher education institutions, accept the test as a measure of English Language proficiency. 

The British Council IELTS Award was launched in the year 2010 with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study at universities abroad. Over the last four years, 32 students have been able to study at top Universities overseas through this award. The British Council IELTS award are also being awarded in three other Asian countries with total worth Rs. 42,00,000 approximately. 

Notes to Editor

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s leading international English language test. Taken by over 2 million candidates worldwide last year, the IELTS is designed to evaluate the ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation worldwide. Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking. All tests are scored on a banded system from 1 (the lowest) through to 9 (the highest possible band score). IELTS offers a choice of two versions, to serve both academic and non-academic purposes. IELTS Academic measures English language proficiency needed for an academic, higher learning environment. The tasks and texts are accessible to all test-takers, irrespective of their subject focus. IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and texts reflect both workplace and social situations. General Training is suitable for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. 

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for education and cultural relations. Dedicated to building trust through the exchange of knowledge between people worldwide, the British Council is represented in over 100 countries.