British Council IELTS Award 2018

Get there with the British Council – Apply for the IELTS Award 2018

The British Council – proud co-owner of IELTS – has been administering the test in Greece and globally for over a quarter of a century, and is running the British Council IELTS Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Creating opportunities that can change lives, we launched the British Council IELTS Award in order to assist a high calibre individual who has 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 the successful applicant to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at an institution of higher education in Greece or abroad, or at a college or other provider of post-secondary education or vocational training in Greece, that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements.

The award is worth up to a maximum of £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.

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

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the British Council IELTS Award 2018 you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over on 31 July 2018
  • have taken an IELTS test at a British Council centre in Greece and received an official Test Report Form (TRF) dated between 3 June 2017 and 1 June 2018 issued by the British Council in Greece
  • 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 enrol on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a university or other institution of higher education in Greece or abroad, or on a course of study at a college or other provider of post-secondary education or vocational training in Greece, in the 2018–19 academic year (i.e. starting August 2018 onwards), which accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements (check the official recognition list)
  • be able to provide an acceptance letter from the relevant educational organisation by 30 June 2018.

Check the IELTS official recognition list to find out if the educational organisation of your choice accepts IELTS.

Global IELTS recognition is growing all the time and if the institution you plan to attend is not listed, we strongly recommend you contact the institution directly for confirmation of their latest admission requirements.

Key dates

  • Application period: 15 December 2017–4 June 2018
  • Shortlisting: 6–13 June 2018
  • Presentation and interview of shortlisted applicants: 18–27 June 2018
  • Submission of acceptance letter received from relevant educational organisation: 30 June 2018 at the latest
  • Announcement of winner: Week beginning 2 July 2018

How to apply

  1. Take an IELTS test at a British Council authorised centre in Greece and receive an official Test Report Form (TRF) dated between 3 June 2017 and 1 June 2018 issued by the British Council in Greece.
  2. Complete and submit the online application form by 14.00 (Greek time) on 4 June 2018.

Selection process

  • Applications will initially be reviewed to ensure that they meet the British Council IELTS Award 2018 eligibility criteria and assessed by a panel of British Council/higher education representatives.
  • Five applicants will be shortlisted based on their applications, including their personal statement.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence to support their application, such as a copy of their IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) and a copy of their ID.
  • The final shortlisted applicants will be invited to a British Council office in Greece to be interviewed by a panel of British Council/higher education experts. They will be asked to give a short presentation before being interviewed for final selection.

Planning to study abroad?

If you're planning to study abroad in the 2018–19 academic year, check the IELTS official recognition list to find out if the educational organisation of your choice accepts IELTS.

Planning to study in Greece?

If you're planning to study in Greece in the 2018–19 academic year, please see below for a selection of organisations and courses that recognise IELTS:

Higher education institutions and courses

Course/Institution Website
MSc in Accounting and Finance
Athens University of Economics and Business
www.postgraduate-accfin.aueb.gr
MSc in Applied Informatics
University of Macedonia
www.mai.uom.gr
MSc in Business Economics – Technology, Innovations Management & Entrepreneurship (TIME)
University of Crete/University of Cyprus/Wageningen University
www.timembe.eu
MSc in Finance and Banking for Executives
Athens University of Economics and Business
http://postbanking.aueb.gr/gr
MSc in Human Resource Management
Athens University of Economics and Business
www.hrm.aueb.gr
MSc in Management in Construction
Piraeus University of Applied Science
http://civilmsc.teipir.gr
MSc in Services Management
Athens University of Economics and Business
www.msmfull.aueb.gr
MSc in Statistics (Full/Part time)
Athens University of Economics and Business
https://aueb-analytics.wixsite.com/msc-stats
MSc in Structural Design and Construction Management
Piraeus University of Applied Science
http://civilmsc.teipir.gr
Postgraduate Degree in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
http://media.jour.auth.gr
Postgraduate Degree in Economics, Defence and Security
University of the Peloponnese
http://eds.uop.gr
Postgraduate Degree of Specialization in Political Sciences (Political Theory and Philosophy, Political Analysis, Political History and Strategic Studies, Governance)
School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
www.polsci.auth.gr/en/polsci/5302
Postgraduate Programme in Statistics and Actuarial-Financial Mathematics
University of the Aegean
www.math.aegean.gr/index.php/en/academics/postgraduate-programs/postgraduate-saxm-en
MBA Full Time
Athens University of Economics and Business
www.mba.aueb.gr
MBA International
Athens University of Economics and Business
www.imba.aueb.gr
MBA Full Time
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
www.mba-auth.gr

Colleges and other providers of post-secondary education or vocational training

Institution Website
Deree – The American College of Greece www.acg.edu
IST College
Independent Studies of Science and Technology
www.ist.edu.gr/en/
Mediterranean College www.medcollege.edu.gr/en
New York College www.nyc.gr

If the educational organisation of your choice is not listed in the tables above, please check the official recognition list.

Global IELTS recognition is growing all the time and if the institution you plan to attend is not listed, we strongly recommend you contact the institution directly for confirmation of their latest admission requirements.

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