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The Global Study Awards

Meet Miriam Omar and watch her story. Miriam is one of the 2017 Global Study Award winners.
In this video Miriam Omar, one of this year’s winners of The Global Study Awards, talks about how she won the award and what it has meant for her. You can learn more about the awards and find out how you can apply for one in the text below.

What are The Global Study Awards?

Winners of a Global Study Award, like Miriam, receive an award of up to £10,000 to study abroad in any country on any undergraduate or postgraduate course.
British Council IELTS together with the International Student Identity Card and StudyPortals 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 to know about how to apply and what the requirements are.
You can also watch more inspiring videos of previous winners talking about their experiences here.

When’s the deadline?

Applications are open now and there are two Global Study Awards (GSA) available this round. The deadline for applications is 27 November, and this is for students who will start studying in Spring 2018.
A selection panel comprised of representatives from the partners will review and assess all entries. Strong candidates will be shortlisted and invited for an in person interview prior to the final winning selection. The winners will be announced within 3 months after the application deadline.
We will be holding a special Facebook Live Question and Answer session in Week Two of this course to answer any questions you may have. You can find details here.
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