Study abroad dreams become reality for four more winners through the Global Study Awards
Amsterdam, 12 September 2017 – Four more students are set to make their dreams to study abroad a reality thanks to the latest round of The Global Study Awards.
Now in their third year, the awards – which are run by British Council IELTS, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and Study Portals – aim to encourage more students to study overseas in order to further intercultural understanding and exchange.
Since 2015, thirteen students have received financial support through the awards with the latest winners being selected from over 90,000 applicants.
The winners were selected on the basis that their studies would contribute to society and that they, as individuals, had a strong commitment to developing their career as well as a genuine interest in increasing intercultural understanding.
The winners are:
- Shine Aung – (Myanmar/Netherlands) going to study a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences at Georgetown University, USA
- Clara Kamphorst Leal da Silva – (Brazil) going to study a Master’s in Law at Leiden University, Netherlands
- Kingston Nwosu – (Nigeria) going to study a Master’s in Finance and Management at Cranfield University, UK.
- Amanda Lucia de Toro Alimonda – (Argentina) going to study a Master of Public Policy (MPP) at Oxford University, UK.
Commenting on receiving a Global Study Award, Kingston Nwosu from Nigeria said:
“Over the years, I have learned to dream big even if I don’t have the means. Foreign post-graduate education has been one of those dreams and now I’m set to make it a reality. I am grateful to the Global Study Awards for believing in my potential. I will maximize this opportunity to achieve my career goals, and to inspire others to keep their dreams alive.”
Each Global Study Award is merit-based, aimed at students over the age of 18 who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme, in any country worldwide. The latest award winners will join the prestigious list of past Global Study Award winners from Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Palestine territories, Taiwan, and Uganda who chose study abroad destinations in Australia, Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom.
The £10,000 available for each award is used to cover tuition fees, and is directly provided to the students’ university of choice. If the tuition fee is lower than the £10,000, the remaining amount can be used to cover living expenses for up to 52 weeks during the studies.
To win the award, students need to show their potential to contribute to society through their studies, their strong commitment to developing their careers, and a sincere interest in intercultural understanding and exchange.
Applications are now open for the students wishing to study abroad in spring 2018. Further information can be found on the Global Study Awards page.
A video of the winners reacting to winning the awards and what it means to them can be viewed here.
Notes to editors
About The Global Study Awards
The Global Study Awards is an exciting initiative run by British Council IELTS, International Student Identity Card and StudyPortals. The Global Study Awards are available to prospective students in all countries worldwide, and enable the successful candidates to study abroad on any chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a higher education institution.
About British Council IELTS
British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunity and cultural relations and is represented in 107 countries worldwide. British Council connects people worldwide with the learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
More than three million IELTS tests were taken in the past year, reflecting the growing importance of the world’s leading test of English for international higher education and migration.
IELTS is recognised by more than 10,000 universities, schools, employers and immigration bodies, including all universities in Australia and the UK and many of the leading institutions in the USA.
Established in 1989, and jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, IELTS is now a household name in many countries around the world.
About International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in close to 130 countries to all bonafide students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion. The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of bonafide student status and gives access worldwide to over 150,000 products, services or experiences in every stage and area of student life.
StudyPortals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders. With over 120,000 published courses from over 2,450 participating universities and over 20 million unique visitors per year, StudyPortals is a leading information source for study seekers. StudyPortals was initiated out of an international student organization in 2009 and initially focused on the European education market. Since 2014 the organization, with its headquarter in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, expanded its services and is now also covering universities in the US, Canada and Australia and Asia. For universities, StudyPortals is a key channel for international student recruitment.
British Council IELTS: Kristen McNicoll | Email: Kristen.email@example.com
ISIC Global Office | Philippa Elliott | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
StudyPortals: Carmen Neghina | Tel: +31 655 875 270 | Email: email@example.com
Meet the winners:
Shine Aung – Myanmar/Netherlands- Bachelor’s in Social Sciences at Georgetown University, USA
“While striving to realize my ambition to connect my country with the rest of the world through diplomacy, it is incredibly motivating and comforting to have someone believing in my abilities and willing to help me along the way. Winning this award has given me confidence to storm forward even harder”
Clara Kamphorst Leal da Silva – Brazil- Master’s in Law at Leiden University, Netherlands
“For long I have dreamed of pursuing my studies abroad and building a career in human rights. With the Global Study Awards I finally can. I cannot express my gratitude and how honored I feel to be one of the winners. I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is in fact happening. I will cherish this opportunity with all my heart and I am eager to produce a meaningful impact on my surroundings. I am ready to embark in this journey!”
Kingston Nwosu – Nigeria- Master’s in Finance and Management at Cranfield University, UK
“Over the years, I have learned to dream big even if I don’t have the means. Foreign post graduate education has been one of them and now I’m set to make it a reality. I am grateful to TGSA for believing in my potential. I will maximize this opportunity to achieve my career goals, and to inspire others to keep their dreams alive.”
Amanda Lucia de Toro Alimonda – Master of Public Policy (MPP) at Oxford University, UK