The British Council informed on a 3 Jan news release, it has extended IELTS Prize 2016-2017 application deadline from 31 December 2016 to 28 February 2017.
Greg Selby , Director Examinations, East Asia said, “Since we have received lots of enquiries from students planning to take the IELTS test in early 2017 who have also indicated that they wish to apply for the British Council IELTS Prize, we have decided to extend the timeline to cater for these candidates.”
British Council also informed prizes for local winners amount to S$12,000, while the regional winner for the Grand Prize can win up to S$80,000 tuition fees.
Since the launch of the IELTS Prize in 2011, over 50 winning students are studying or have completed their studies at their desired universities across the globe, including the UK, USA , Australia and Canada. Students in East Asia, which includes:
- Hong Kong/Macau,
- the Philippines,
- Thailand, and
who are planning to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or overseas in the academic year commencing in 2017 are encouraged to apply.
“We aim to bring life-changing opportunities to more IELTS test takers and help them achieve their dreams. Regardless of study destinations and the month in which their studies commence, as long as it falls within the academic year, candidates will still be eligible to apply for the British Council IELTS Prize,” Mr Selby said.
The British Council IELTS Prize 2016/17 is now open to applicants from East Asia who will begin undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or abroad in 2017 and attend a higher education institution that accepts IELTS as part of the admission requirements.
Applicants need to hold a minimum band score of 6 in each of the four skills of an IELTS test taken with British Council after 1 April 2016. For details, applicants could visit http://www.ieltsasia.org/ielts-prize/singapore/.
As an official IELTS test centre, British Council provides full support to registered students preparing for an IELTS test, including a 30-hour free online practice resource ‘Road to IELTS’. Furthermore, test sessions are organised three times a month, offering candidates flexibility. Details on British Council IELTS, could be found on https://www.britishcouncil.sg/exam/ielts.
Test takers reported that IELTS helps them perform better academically and pursue life-changing opportunities.
The British Council and IELTS
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide. It connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK, while building lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.
IELTS or the International English Language Testing System is the world’s most effective proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of the four skills of English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. It is trusted and accepted by over 9000 institutions worldwide.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the Cambridge English Language Assessment.