This scheme is aimed at helping students living in Japan to achieve their personal goals, as well as promoting connection between international higher education sectors.

Eligible applicants must have an IELTS test score. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s leading English language test designed to evaluate ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation worldwide.

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British Council Japan IELTS Award 2019

Summary

The British Council Japan IELTS Award is hosted by the British Council in Japan and the Eiken Foundation, Japan. It offers a scholarship for those planning to study at universities outside their home country. 

4 students will be selected and will receive an award of 300,000 JPY towards the cost of tuition fees.  

Applicant eligibility

  • Must be residing in Japan when the application is made.
  • Will study abroad or have already studied abroad in the 2019 academic year. (The certificate from the university must be ready by 9 July 2019)
  • Must have taken IELTS/IELTS for UKVI test with the British Council in Japan or Eiken Foundation of Japan during the period of April 2017 – May 2019, and have a valid IELTS score of 6.0 (overall).
  • Become an IELTS ambassador to share your study experience with others in talks / seminars and feature in video clip(s) for the promotion of IELTS and study abroad.

Organiser

British Council in Japan

Number of Scholarship

4

Amount supplied

300,000 JPY

Selection Schedule

  1. Application closed in 20 June 2019
    (Applications must be postmarked no later than 20 June 2019)
  2. Announcement of shortlisted candidates: 9 July 2019
  3. Interview at the British Council Tokyo office : Mid of July 2019
  4. Announcement of scholarship awardees: 19 July 2019
  5. Award Reception: Late July 2019

Application closing date

20 June 2019
 (Applications must be postmarked no later than 20 June 2019)

How to send my application form

*Only hard copy applications sent to the British Council in Japan via Post will be accepted. 

Where to send

IELTS Award Office, British Council
1-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825, Japan

Note

  • We will notify only shortlisted applicants by e-mail. Please note our selection criteria is not made public and any information of this matter are not provided.
  • The ownership of the submitted application and contents from applicants during the application process belongs to the British Council in Japan.
  • Submitted personal information will not be used for other than the scholar selection.
  • Successful applicants are responsible for contributing to IELTS and study abroad testimonials. The testimonials and photos which are provided by successful applicants will appear on websites and publicity materials owned or produced by the British Council in Japan and the Eiken Foundation of Japan.

IELTS Dream Big Fund 2017/18 [Application has closed]

Summary

The IELTS Dream Big Fund is awarded to special needs students who wish to pursue higher education to realise their study dreams. The fund can be used for any purpose, be it a tuition fee subsidy, air tickets, or even a special equipment purchase that will aid students in their studies.

The British Council East Asia will select 1 student from East Asia, whom will receive an award of 5,000 GBP (*1) towards the cost of tuition fees.

Applicant eligibility

Essential eligibility criteria are that applicants:

  1. are permanent residents in one of the eligible countries/regions listed below; Japan, China Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  2. are special needs students with hearing or visual impairments, physical disability or any other learning difficulties, and are able to provide original medical evidence of the disability. 
  3. are beginning undergraduate or postgraduate study at a higher educational institution that accepts IELTS as part of the admission requirements in or outside their home countries in the 2018 academic year. (are able to provide an acceptance letter from the attending institution by 30 June 2018)
  4. have taken an IELTS test with British Council or Eiken Foundation of Japan and are able to provide valid IELTS score in the application form (IELTS scores are valid for 2 years).
  5. become an IELTS ambassador to share your study experience with others in talks / seminars and feature in video clip(s) for the promotion of IELTS and study abroad.

Organiser

British Council East Asia

Number of Scholarship

1

Amount supplied

5,000 GBP

Selection Schedule

  1. Deadline of application: 18:00 JST on 31 March 2018
  2. Announcement of scholarship awardees: June 2018
  3. Award Reception: Late July 2018

Application closing date

18:00 JST on 31 March 2018

How to send my application form

  1. Please apply from the IELTSAsia website
  2. You will be asked to upload the documents a) and b), and enter c) on the process of application.
    a) IELTS Test Report Form (Photocopied)
    b) Medical Certificate
    c) An essay (500 words)

*Applications are not accepted by post or being taken in but only online.

Where to send

Applications are accepted only online.

Note

  • 5,000GBP will be paid into a winner’s bank account in Japan. Exchange rate will be at the British Council’s book keeping rate
  • Our selection criteria is not made public and any information of this matter are not provided.
  • All short-listed applicants must supply a letter of acceptance from a university by 30 June 2018, or exclude from being a subject of the Award.
  • The ownership of the submitted application and contents from applicants during the application process belongs to British Council Japan.
  • Submitted personal information will not be used for other than the scholar selection.
  • Successful applicants are responsible for contributing to IELTS and study abroad testimonials. The testimonials and photos which are provided by successful applicants will appear on websites and publicity materials owned or produced by the British Council and the EIKEN Foundation of Japan.

 

Enquiries : scholarshipielts@britishcouncil.or.jp