Tuesday 15 June 2021

In 2021, the British Council in Bangladesh celebrates their 70th anniversary. The British Council is committed to creating opportunities for students and young professionals to pursue their educational and professional development goals.  

In the year 2021, the British Council has launched various scholarships to inspire and support Bangladeshi youth towards their university education.  IELTS Prize is one of the many schemes offered by the British Council. It is an annual competition to support IELTS test-takers with £3,000 towards their university tuition fees. It is now open for applications from students living in Bangladesh who are applying to any higher education institution where IELTS is an admissions requirement.

The IELTS Prize was created to help ambitious young people turn their academic dreams into reality, providing them with financial assistance and the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate course of choice in English-speaking universities worldwide.

This year’s competition is open to IELTS test-takers from ten countries around the world, including Bangladesh. Seven winners will be selected from each country through a competitive application process to receive the cash prize to support their studies.

As well as facilitating students’ academic pursuits in world-class educational institutions, the IELTS Prize opens doors for individuals, granting them the freedom to travel to new countries, immerse themselves in new cultures, and become part of a global IELTS community.

Applicants from Bangladesh who wish to enter the IELTS Prize should visit www.ieltsprize.takeielts.britishcouncil.org. They can find out more information about the prize, the application process and review frequently asked questions to assist their application. The last date for applying is September 30, 2021.

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For further information, please contact:

Sharmeen Neelia | Head of Communications | Marketing

British Council | 5 Fuller Road | Dhaka 1000 | Bangladesh

T +880 9666773377 | M +880 171 399 709

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. www.britishcouncil.org