British Council announces IELTS Scholarship

The British Council is inviting applications from the students who wish to go to abroad for higher studies in an English-speaking country. The British Council has been helping the students to pursue Higher education from different universities abroad. The IELTS examination is for the students who are desirous of pursuing undergraduate and post graduate courses.

Scholarship Details
The IELTS (International English language testing systems) is the world’s leading international examination to test one’s ability and evaluate one’s English language proficiency and to communicate in English for education, professional accreditation worldwide and immigration.


The British Council’s 25th IELTS anniversary scholarships are being offered to the students this year. The applications for the above mentioned scholarship should reach them by 31st May, 2014. The IELTS scholarship award is given to eight young talented and meritorious candidates to achieve their goals they have set for their life. The candidates are awarded a scholarship fee of about 300,000 lakh each towards the cost of the tuition fee for the entire period of tenure.  

The IELTS is accepted in many institutions of about 135 countries and in around 3000 institutions in US alone. The worldwide countries have about 8000 institutions which accept IELTS as an evaluation of the English language system.

Scholarship Fee
The scholarship is provided to eight successful candidates who are talented and

Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the mentioned scholarship are given below. The scholarship eligibility is to be satisfied by the candidates in order to get shortlisted for the scholarship.
1.       The candidates should be nationals of India.
2.       They should secure a minimum band score of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English language testing system) examination.
3.       They should have taken the English test recently with the British council.
4.       They should begin the academic year of study at any of the universities abroad to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
5.       They should produce a proof of admission/offer letter with any recognised university for their desire to pursue the course of study.

How to Apply
The application form for the IELTS scholarship can be obtained/downloaded from the official website.
The applications should be sent before the last closing date of 30th June, 2014. All the enquiries should be sent to the email id of scholarshipielts@britishcouncil.or.jp.


The scholarships are awarded for around 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from Engineering, Law, Biosciences, IT, Business of art and design. The 36 institutions in and around United Kingdom across Wales, England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland (list of the institutions are given as a document in the website) are taking part in the scholarship programme. The scholarship is valid for students who are September 2014 and January 2015 intakes.  

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