3 top students in East Asia win Regional IELTS Prize
02 August 2017 (Singapore) – Studying overseas has been a dream for many students in Singapore. With an aim to connect people with learning opportunities, the British Council launched the IELTS Prize in 2011. Since then, it has supported a total of 170 students in the East Asia region in entering universities worldwide. This year, 36 prize winners would be added to the list. The award presentation ceremony in Singapore was held at British Council Napier Road Centre on 02 August 2017. Each of the local prize winners received a prize valued at SGD 4,000. In addition to the local awards, the British Council also awarded three regional prizes to top students in the East Asia region, who will be entering their dream universities overseas to pursue further education.
Nicholas Tan, Regional Second Prize winner from Singapore, received multiple offers from UK universities and thinks that IELTS enabled him to accomplish his goals and embark on new challenges, “Winning the IELTS Prize has been a great help to my ambitions of going to graduate school, and it has put me a step closer towards working in the field of international policy. I hope to use the Prize to further my education in a wide range of topics, but it is also my aim to use this opportunity to immerse myself in different cultures, and engage with new points of view.”
Darrion Mohan, one of the Local Prize winners said “the IELTS Prize will help cover most of the daily expenses associated with living and studying in the UK. It will also provide me with the financial wherewithal to enrol in extracurricular enrichment programmes that will enhance my undergraduate experience.”
“As an international English proficiency test, IELTS has grown its popularity with over 2.9 million of tests taken in 2016, and is now recognised by over 10,000 organisations, including universities, employers and immigration authorities worldwide.” said Greg Selby, Director Examinations, Examinations Services, East Asia. “We are pleased that our wide international acceptance and the IELTS Prize are helping more students in East Asia to pursue further study overseas.”
As an IELTS official test centre, the British Council provides full support in preparing students in taking the IELTS test, including Road to IELTS, specially designed online practice materials for registered students, and the access to different preparation materials. Furthermore, test sessions are organised at least three times a month, which give students flexibility for the most suitable sessions. For more details, please visit www.ieltsasia.org/sg/ieltsprize