Applications for the British Council IELTS Prize 2023 in Sri Lanka are now open

The annual competition supports IELTS test-takers with up to £5,000 towards university tuition fees in English-speaking universities.

This year, the IELTS Prize is open to test takers living in Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.

It will be open to students who have applied for undergraduate or postgraduate studies locally or overseas through IELTS and will begin their course from January 2023 to March 2024.

The deadline for submitting completed applications is September 15, 2023.

A total of nine winners will be selected in Sri Lanka through a competitive application process to receive the cash prize to support their studies.

Country Director British Council Sri Lanka Orlando Edwards said: “I am really pleased that Sri Lankans will have the opportunity to win an IELTS Prize in this exciting competition. I am looking forward to seeing the entries – previous winners have demonstrated their determination to take the learning from their studies abroad and to apply it to their home communities.

“We believe international study and collaboration is key to building a more peaceful and prosperous world for everyone, and we are proud to assist these ambitious and intelligent individuals achieve their goals.”

Applicants who wish to find out more information about the prize, the application process, and review frequently asked questions should visit


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. More than 11,500 organisations globally trust IELTS. These organisations include educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies. In Sri Lanka over 60,000 test takers appeared in the IELTS exam last year.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Find out more about IELTS here:

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