Sunday 19 March 2017

The British Council awarded five candidates the ‘British Council IELTS Scholarships 2016’ today at Lakeshore Hotel in Gulshan 2 in Dhaka. The programme aims to support more students to access an international education experience.

This year, candidates planning to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in any international higher education institution that recognises IELTS were invited to apply for the scholarship. Five applicants were nominated to receive the scholarship each worth of BDT 300,000. Scholarship payments will be made to the respective higher educational institution in order to support the awarded students towards their tuition fees.

Professor Dr.Saiful Majid, Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka was present as the chief guest. Deep Adhikari, Director Examination, British Council, Craig Ewan, IELTS Business Development Manager South Asia, British Council as well as IELTS agents across Bangladesh were present at the event. 

This year, applicants were asked to submit a written task as a part of their application for this scholarship scheme. 5 January 2017 was the first stage of the scholarship assessment process where our written assessment panel screened through heaps of applications to select the best 15 applicants for the interview session. The interview session was held on 19 January 2017 and after the interview, the British Council came up with five winners this year. Among five scholarships to give away, the British Council locked two scholarships for the UK and rest three for Australia, Malaysia and China. 


Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing and Communications, British Council, Bangladesh 


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular test of English language skills for study and migration. Developed over 25 years ago, it has proven credentials for consistently assessing proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

IELTS results are accepted by over 9,000 organisations around the world. These include educational institutions, professional registration bodies, employers, and the governments and immigration authorities of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for migration purposes. These organisations rely on IELTS to provide a clear measure of a person’s English language proficiency for professional, employment or educational purposes.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Benefitting from the shared expertise of these three global owners, the IELTS test combines the world renowned language and research expertise of Cambridge English Language Assessment with the international delivery, evaluation and security expertise of British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. In 2015, the global network of IELTS test centres delivered more than 2.5 million IELTS tests in over 145 countries.