The British Council awarded four candidates the ‘British Council IELTS Scholarships 2015’ on 12 April 2016 at the Dhaka University campus office. The programme aimed to support more Bangladeshi 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. Four 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.
Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury, Honourable Speaker, Bangladesh National Parliament, was present at the event as Chief Guest. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka, also attended the event as Special Guest.
“It is a great pleasure for us to see talented students from Bangladesh travel abroad to take higher education from renowned international universities, especially after being recognised for exceptional scores in an internationally accredited test. I would advise our bright students to get the best learning that they can gain from there, and come back to Bangladesh to use the knowledge in building a more prosperous country. I also thank the British Council for extending their support to our bright young students,” said Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.
Applicants were asked to submit a written task as a part of their application for this scholarship scheme. The first stage of the scholarship assessment process was conducted on 23 March 2016 where the British Council’s written assessment panel screened through heaps of applications to select the best 25 applicants for an interview session. The interview session was held on 29 March 2016 and after the interview, the British Council came up with the four winners. Among the four scholarships to give away, the British Council locked two scholarships for the UK and USA and the rest two scholarships to Canada.