British Council IELTS scholarship

Following the success of the 2010 IELTS scholarship scheme, British Council is delighted to announce the expansion of this programme and in 2011, will be offering over 60 scholarships across 10 countries in Asia; Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and India.

In Vietnam, British Council is awarding a total of 13 British Council IELTS scholarships worth around VND 450 million consisting of:

Two scholarships valued at VND 100 million each, aimed at High school/Pre-University/Undergraduate and Postgraduate students planning to study outside Vietnam
Ten scholarships valued at VND 15 million each, aimed at High school/Pre-University/Undergraduate and Postgraduate students planning to study in Vietnam.
Additionally, the Institute of International Education recently published statistics which revealed that for the first time ever, Vietnam has moved into the top ten leading places of origin for students visiting the USA. In order to mark this occasion, we are also offering:

One scholarship valued at VND 100 million aimed at High school/Pre-University/Undergraduate and Postgraduate students planning to study in USA.
These awards will be issued to the attending educational institutions in order to assist applicants with their educational expenses.

Who is eligible for the Award?

Essential eligibility criteria are that applicants must:
Currently live in Vietnam
Vietnamese Students from 16+ years old
Begin High School/Pre-University, Under/Post Graduate programme study in or outside Vietnam in 2011
take an IELTS test at a British Council or British Council IELTS authorised centres 08 Jan 2011 and 30 May 2011. and receive your scores with a minimum overall band score 5.5
Be able to provide an acceptance letter or official invitation letter from the attending institution for overseas study by 1700, 15 August 2011.

Application includes
Complete an Application form (can be obtained from the British Council Centres in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi or
Provide a photocopy of IELTS Test Report Form
Submit a letter of acceptance from the education institution you plan to attend by 1700, 15 August 2011.

Application Process
Application deadline: 1700, 15 June 2011
Short-listing: 15 June – 15 July 2011
Short-listing results notification: We will notify you whether or not you have been short-listed by 18 July 2011
Interviewing window: 01 – 15 August 2011
Announcing the outcome of the selection process: 25 August 2011

Applicants Obligation:
Fully follow the requirements and processes and ensure the correct information provided
shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at either British Council HCMC or Hanoi. Please note that candidates will need to meet any costs involved in travelling to the interview.
failure to meet 15 August 2011 deadline for your letter of acceptance will result in your immediate removal from the short-list of applicants.

Where do I send my completed application?
An original hard copy of your application should be sent to:

Thao Nguyen, Examinations Services Manager
British Council IELTS Scholarship
20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Le Xuan Binh, IELTS Business Development Manager, Vietnam
British Council IELTS Scholarship
25 Le Duan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Deadline for applications is 1700, 15 June 2011.
( source : britishcouncil.org/vietnam)

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