Global Study Awards Scholarship (worth £10,000 each) for Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students Worldwide

The Global Study Awards

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: ISIC, StudyPortals, British Council
Country to Study in: Worldwide

Scholarship Description
The ISIC Association, StudyPortals and British Council IELTS are launching The Global Study Awards for international students from any country to study in any educational institution OUTSIDE of their own country.

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.

Through the Global Study Awards, the group wants 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. The winners will be selected based on how the students plan to make an impact on society, and improve their intercultural skills through their studies.

The Global Study Awards is designed to support highly motivated, talented individuals who can actively demonstrate:
  • their potential to contribute to society through their studies;
  • a strong commitment to developing their career;
  • their sincere interest in increasing intercultural understanding and exchange.
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.

Selection criteria:
From the eligible candidates the Global Study Awards holders should:
  • be 18 years or over
  • have taken an IELTS test at a British Council centre, and receive an official Test Report Form (TRF) issued by the British Council
  • have a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and/or International Youth Travel Card (IYTC)
  • Plan to enrol on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme abroad in autumn term of 2017 (1 August 2017 to 31 October 2017) or spring term of 2018 (1 January 2018 to 30 April 2018)
  • provide an acceptance letter from the relevant institution
  • write a short review of your study experience at
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries worldwide

Participating Institutions
Any accredited university or higher educational institution worldwide

Fields of study
Any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme

Number of awards
The Global Study Awards will be offered to 9 students who will be starting their studies in 2016. Up to four awards will be granted in the first round, while Up to five awards with be granted in the second round.

Sponsorship duration
A maximum of 52 weeks

Scholarship benefits
An individual global study award has a maximum value of £10,000. 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 £10,000, 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.

Method of Application
To apply, it is important to visit the official scholarship website (link to it is below) to commence your applications. Click the 'APPLY NOW' button on the official website after you fill in your FULL NAME, EMAIL and LEVEL OF INTEREST (i.e. Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral) for you to create an account and make an application.

Application deadline for the Autumn 2017 intake (studies starting between 1 August - 31 October 2017) is 30th June 2017; and application deadline for the Spring 2018 intake (studies starting between 1 January – 31 March 2018) is 30 September 2017

British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide. It 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 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.

StudyPortals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  2. Hie.There is no link for the official website.Do you kno how one can apply for this?

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