The British Council has announced IELTS Scholarship Awards for the year 2011- 2012. British Council will award Rs. 3,00,000 to the students under this scholarship scheme. Indian students willing to study their higher education in overseas can apply for British Council IELTS Scholarship Scheme. The Council will select 8 eligible candidates for the scholarship and award them tuition fees for their studies. IELTS scores are recognized by more than 6000 educational institutions in more than 125 countries across the globe. The IELTS exam is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Candidates should be willing to pursue Full Time Post Graduate programs in abroad starting from the year 2011. They should possess higher education qualifications that are accepted by the IELTS as part of t he requirements for admission in foreign universities. IELTS is the most popular examination in India as more than 2500 institutions in USA alone are accepting the scores.
Candidates who have taken the most recent IELTS test with the British Council can apply for the scholarship. They should have scored a minimum IELTS band score average of 6.5 to be eligible to apply. Applicants are also required to provide an acceptance letter from the attending institution (where they got admission) by 13th August 2011. Selection will be based on a short presentation and an interview with the panel formed by the British Council.
Interested candidates can download application forms from the website mentioned below. Details of the last scholarship winners also available on the website. Last date for the receipt of filled in applications is 30th July 2011. For further details, you can log on to www.britishcouncil.org/india-exams-ieltsscholarship-plan. You can also mail your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Address to send filled in application forms: IELTS Scholarship, British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600002.