Does IELTS Offer Scholarships?

Can you get IELTS scholarships? Yes, you can! A good IELTS score can get you a variety of funding.

IELTS Scholarships from the British Council

The British Council, one of the organisations that sponsors the IELTS, offers many scholarships.

The British Council IELTS Award is actually a group of different awards, offered in different countries around the world.

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Around the world, British Council IELTS Awards are given to students who have high IELTS scores and a history of academic success. These British Council IELTS scholarships can be used for study at any university that requires the IELTS.

Award amounts differ depending on the country, and can also be different from year to year. To give just one example, in India in 2015 the British Council gave out 10 scholarships of Rs 3 Lakh ($4,640 USD) each.

Even within a single nation, students may win different awards of different amounts. Take Singapore. Last year in Singapore, the British Council gave 4,000 SGD each ($2854USD) to three different local scholarship winners. In addition, Singapore’s national grand prize winner received a full one-year scholarship of up to 80,000SGD ($57,000USD). Singapore’s second place national winner got 20,000SGD ($14,300USD) in scholarship funds, and the third place scholarship contestant was awarded 10,000SGD ($7,140 USD).

Of course, the British Council is a large organisation, so it also gives out scholarships that aren’t directly related to the IELTS. You can read about other British Council Scholarships here. Again, these scholarships aren’t strictly tied to IELTS scores. But often, IELTS scores can be weighed as a criterion when award money is given.

IELTS Scholarships for Educators, Linguists, and Testing Researchers

Needless to say, the makers of the IELTS benefit from educational research. The IELTS is always looking for the latest findings in education theory, second language acquisition, and test design. This knowledge is used to keep the IELTS exam up-to-date and valid.

Because of this, the makers of the test are interested in funding new research in these areas. A number of IELTS-funded research programmes provide research scholarships. These scholarships can be used by educators and educational scholars. The funding is applied to graduate studies, research projects, the attendance of academic conferences, and so on.

IELTS Scholarships From Other Organisations

Don’t forget that you can also get IELTS-related scholarships from many other sources. Quite a few scholarship foundations look at IELTS scores.This includes international scholarship foundations such as the Fulbright Award. And your IELTS score can also help you get scholarships at individual universities like Temple and Oxford.

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11 Responses to Does IELTS Offer Scholarships?

  1. Kartikey Aman September 12, 2018 at 3:50 am #

    I am an Indian Graduate Scholar with 74% marks (B.Sc-Non medical) and have 7.5 IELTS Band please guide me which university provide scholarship for admission in Master In Physics.

  2. RM December 30, 2018 at 8:18 pm #

    I am a highschool passed out with 69.10% and with 6.5 overall band in ilets. Can I get a list of colleges/university granting scholarship with this marks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

      Hi RM! I’m afraid we don’t have lists like this. School requirements change over time, so we focus on preparing you for the test, rather than on selecting schools! The best way to go is to to search for schools you’re interested in and what their minimum IELTS score is. If there is no minimum, then what is the average score? Or the first or third quartile scores? You can find admissions stats on just about every school website, so do some digging! I wish I could help more, but unfortunately this step requires a lot of leg work 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Sajid January 24, 2019 at 5:01 am #

    Hi, I am Sajid, from Bangladesh. I’ve scored 7 in IELTS exam and willing to continue my study in the University of Oxford.Now will the university provide me scholarship? It’ll be helpful if you help me to figure it out…

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

      Our expertise is in test prep, not admissions and scholarship advice, so I’m afraid we aren’t the right people to answer this question. I recommend that you contact an international admissions officer at Oxford directly. You can also read about scholarship opportunities here http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/graduate-scholarships

    • Tahniyat March 4, 2019 at 12:59 am #

      Hi brother I’m Tahniyat Jamil Fatma study ballb in amu centre murshidabad near the boarder of Bangladesh. Please guide me for how to prepare for ialet Bcz I want to study LLM thrgh Frgn cntry

  4. Aayushi February 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    I am pursuing b.com I want to do MBA from abroad but with scholarship guide me what should I do

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      MBA programs– and grad programs in general– tend to have very different scholarships depending on the individual program. So I would advise checking the university websites and program websites for every MBA you’re applying to. If you don’t see a clear list of scholarships on the website, contact the program director or admissions office for the school, and they can tell you more.

      Another thing I can tell you is that the more elite the MBA program is, the more likely it is to have generous scholarships available. So for example, Stanford or Princeton would be more likely to have a full scholarship available than a smaller mid-ranked school.

  5. Kashn ibhamra March 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm #

    What is the procedure for law scholarships?

    • David Recine
      David Recine April 9, 2019 at 8:29 am #

      That can very depending on the law school as well as your own circumstances (country of origin, country of study, income, prior education and work experience, LSAT scores if applicable, etc…). I would advise contacting prospective schools and other scholarship organizations to determine your eligibility.


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