£10,000 Global Scholarship for Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students

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.

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 between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016 or 1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016
  • 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, fill in the ‘Apply for the Global Study Awards‘ box found on the official website. Your FULL NAME, EMAIL and LEVEL (i.e. Undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral) would be required for you to create an account and make an application.

It is important to visit the official scholarship website (link to it is below) to commence your applications.

Applications for the FIRST ROUND open from 15 August 2015 to 30 November 2015 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016.

Applications for the SECOND ROUND open from 15 January 2016 to 30 June 2016 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016.

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 June 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Official website.


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  1. Abdulai Mohamed Sesay

    February 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Hello! I am a prospective holder of a B.Soc.Sci. degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
    I wish to secure the scholarship as a masters student.
    Waiting on your response.
    Thanks in advance!!!

  2. Joseph Mutsvairo

    February 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I am a graduate with a B.A in Environmental Studies as a major and English as a minor. I would want to pursue a M.A in Geography or Environment. I am not financially stable and i am appealing for financial assistance.


  3. Omar

    February 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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  4. getnet

    March 9, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I have BA degree in tourism and hotel management with 3.45 CG PA in ETHIOPIAN BAHIRDAR University.

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Hi Student, we advise anyone that is yet to apply to do so. The scholarship board will start concluding applications soonest. If you are yet to apply, use the links above to complete application or visit this link for more new vacancies

  5. husen adem abino

    March 16, 2016 at 8:13 am

    iam agraduate with adiploma in animal health studie bsc at any animal department please please gift chancE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Hi, please find the directives and link to apply in the main article above. You may also be interested to know that International Students can now live in USA for 3 additional years after study. Read more and how you can benefit here =>

  6. sabkeebar

    March 17, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Hi dear,my name is Sabkeebar Ararsa from Ethiopia.I graduated from Arbaminch University (Ethiopia) with BSc Water Supply And Environmental Engineering. I would want to study MSc in related field such as hydraulics engineering,civil engineering or any environmental engineering courses. so I hope that you will help me.
    you can contact me by phone number; 251916893420

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Hi, please find the directives and link to apply in the main article above. You may also be interested to know that International Students can now live in USA for 3 additional years after study. Read more and how you can benefit here =>

  7. Kenny

    March 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Well,what of undergraduate student,is it possible that may also win this scolarships and if so, and what way?

  8. Adediwura Tobi

    August 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I had B.Sc in Biology Education with second class upper division. I wish to do my masters in Your school. Am looking forward to hearing from you.thanks.07037501374

  9. eyerusalem yacob

    September 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Hello my name is Eyerusalem Yacob I live in Ethiopia I had Bachler of HPE educ GC-2.99 and on sport scenics sep in athletics coaching GC-3.56. On the coming academic year I need to have my PHD on related course

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