Applications are invited for the British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014.

Eight successful winners will receive an award of Rs.3,00,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees.

The winners will need to begin a full-time programme at any overseas university that uses IELTS as a measure of English language proficiency as part of their admission process.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must:

Be a resident and citizen of India

Have taken the IELTS test with the British Council, recently

Have a minimum overall IELTS band score of 6.0

Produce a valid letter of acceptance/offer letter from a recognised educational institution that accepts IELTS as part of its admissions criteria

Begin an undergraduate or postgraduate programme outside India in the 2014 academic year

Further details and application forms are available on the British Council website:

Interested students who meet the application criteria may send in their completed applications to the British Council by June 30.

Contact details:

Rajeswari Pradeep Kumar, Senior Manager,

Marketing and Communications, South India.