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The Global Study Awards

Meet Rana Burqan and watch her story. Rana is one of our Global Study Award winners.

Watch this video about a winner of The Global Study Awards then read the information below to find out how you can apply for one of these awards.

What are The Global Study Awards?

Winners of a Global Study Award, like Rana in the video, receive an award of up to £10,000 to study abroad on any undergraduate or postgraduate course.

British Council IELTS together with the International Student Identity Card and StudyPortals have launched these awards to support highly motivated, talented individuals and help them experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Who are they looking for?

Those highly motivated, talented individuals should be able to 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.

Where can I find out more?

You can read more on our Global Study Awards page. This page has all the information you need about how to apply and what you need.

When’s the deadline?

There are 6 Global Study Awards (GSA) in total:

  • 4 for the Autumn 2017 intake (studies starting between 1 August – 31 October 2017)
  • 2 for the Spring 2018 intake (studies starting between 1 January – 31 March 2018)


  • 30th of June for students that will start studying in Autumn 2017.
  • 30th of September for students that will start studying in Spring 2018.
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