MANILA, PHILIPPINES –
Media OutReach – 4 May 2022 – The British Council in the Philippines is pleased to announce that applications for the British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia) 2022 are being accepted until 15 July 2022. The IELTS Prize is open to students who have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or overseas through IELTS and will be studying in the academic year 2022/23. Three motivated students from the Philippines will receive local prizes totalling PHP 544,000.
The British Council IELTS Prize, valued at a total of PHP 4,900,000, will support aspiring students in East Asia to pursue their studies at an English-speaking higher education institution. It encourages applicants to pursue their dreams in any discipline they desire.
To enter, applicants must: a) hold a minimum band score of 6 in each of the four components of an IELTS test taken with the British Council in East Asia on or after 1 April 2021, and b) intend to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or abroad at degree level in the 2022/23 academic year at a tertiary institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements. Shortlisting and interviews will take place starting mid-July 2022. The selection panel will award the IELTS Prize to individuals who show a passion for contributing to society with the knowledge and skills they will gain from their studies.
The winners will be invited to share their experiences and stories on IELTS official platforms to inspire more people of their age to pursue new experiences and a better future.
‘Filipino students can take on the world, given the chance. We hope that through opportunities like the IELTS prize, we are able to provide that chance for students seeking to fulfil their dreams of honing their expertise through study, and offer a small, financial respite during these trying times.’ Lotus Postrado, British Council Director Philippines, said.
Since its launch in 2011, the IELTS Prize has been awarded to 330 IELTS test takers pursuing tertiary education in destinations abroad, including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, France and Singapore, in disciplines ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science, and Business Management to Public Communication, Media, Performance, and many more.
Rachel Sung, the local first prize 2021 winner, currently a MPhil candidate in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies in University of Cambridge, UK, notes, “What sets the IELTS Prize apart is that it is designed to support individuals from different backgrounds and subjects of interest. While many other scholarships have specific academic requirements, the IELTS Prize cares more about the backstories of the applicants and awards students not just based on academic merits but also their potential and personal dedication. I believe it is the scholarship most aligned with my personal belief in diversity and inclusivity. Preparing for the IELTS Prize application allowed me to reflect on my past and how it relates to my ambitions, while being awarded the prize opened up new opportunities that will shape my future.”
Applications for the British Council IELTS Prize (East Asia) 2022 will close at 18.00 on 15 July 2022. The winners will be announced in August 2022. For more details, please visit
(for each country)
First prize (one winner)
Second prize (one winner)
Third prize (one winner)
All prizes are subject to applicable taxes Participating East Asian countries/territories include Hong Kong/Macau, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.