British Council IELTS Scholarships 2015-2016: Three scholarships on offer worth GBP 3,000 each

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The British Council IELTS scholarship provides financial assistance worth GBP 3,000 each to three students who wish to pursue their higher education in the United Kingdom, Australia, United States, New Zealand or Canada. The scholarship programme is open to candidates who take the test with the British Council and score an overall IELTS band 6 or above. 

All applicants interested in applying should email their application forms to [email protected]  by Monday 29 February. The terms and conditions for the scholarship scheme include the following:

The British Council Scholarship programme is open to all IELTS applicants who take the test between 1 September 2015 and 29 February 2016, with the British Council.

The candidate must have an IELTS overall band score of 6 or above to be eligible to apply.

The candidate should be a resident and a citizen of Sri Lanka and should be 18 years of age or above.

This offer is only valid for Sri Lankan students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes overseas.

The candidate should have an offer from a recognised higher education institute that accepts IELTS as part of its admission criteria.         

The higher education institute has to be located in any one of the following countries; United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United States of America or New Zealand.

The institution’s academic programme should commence in 2016.

The candidate must provide an acceptance letter from their higher education institute by 31 March 2016.

A valid visa or related documentation for studying in the country of the said education institution must be provided upon the request of the British Council.

All completed applications should be forwarded by Monday 29 February 2016.

The decision of the judges will be final. 

The selection process will take place in two phases, initially based on applications and then on interviews. 

Commenting on the programme Simon Creasey, Country Examinations Manager, stated: “IELTS is a globally recognised English language test and is a gateway that continues to create opportunities in study and work for millions of people worldwide. At the British Council we support and facilitate IELTS candidates to get the best possible result by offering free practice resources and library access for further reference. Infrared headphones for listening tests is another unique feature, which is a favourite feature for our candidates. The scholarship scheme, in its second year, is yet another initiative of the British Council to support the IELTS candidates pursuing higher studies overseas. We are hopeful that this award will help create a positive overseas study experience for the lucky winners” 

IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test and is recognised by over 145 countries. The test is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. For further details on the IELTS test please visit