Dream Big

IELTS is the key to success for many. We are contributing up to £60,000 towards supporting special needs candidates realise their dreams. The more people who take our short survey below, the more we will contribute. Help us help others now!

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IELTS Dream Big Fund 2017/18 Application Form

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Please upload a recent, passport-sized photograph here.
(Note: the photograph must not be more than 6 months old).
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Section One of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a person as having a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Do you have a disability?
You are not eligible to apply for the IELTS Dream Big Fund. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully.

You must attach supporting medical evidence* to this form


*Medical evidence, in the form of a disability certificate, must be legible and should give a clear statement of the disability. It should be an original document on headed paper with an official stamp and bear the name, relevant qualification(s) and signature of a recognised practitioner.

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IELTS Test Details

If you are unable to submit a band score for any of the above test sections due to your disability, put "N/A" in the box above and state the reason below:

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Education Background

List your recent insitution(s) and the field of study:

Study Plans

Level of programme you plan to follow:

Location where you plan to study (tick all that apply):

When will you begin your study:

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Study Plans

List all institutions to which you have applied, your intended field of study, and your current application status:

Do you intend to apply for, or have you already received, a prize or award from another body for the purposes of local / overseas study?

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Personal Statement

Please complete a personal statement IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

Describe in no more than 500 words (1) your reasons for applying for the course, (2) in what ways you expect your study experience to make a difference to your life and those around you, (3) how you will make use of the Dream Big Fund in your studies.

Strong answers will have the following characteristics:
# Answer all parts of the question
# Demonstrate originality
# Present thought-provoking points of view
# Demonstrate a sufficiently strong use of English, guiding the reader through ideas with clarity and structure

How did you hear about the IELTS Dream Big Fund?

Please tick all that apply

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Terms & Conditions

  • (1) Application : Your application (including anything you contribute at the interview stage or afterwards) should be accurate, not omit any facts that are relevant and not be misleading. If we find that there are significant errors or omissions in the information you have supplied to us in the course of your application, you will not be offered the IELTS Dream Big Fund, or you will have your fund withdrawn and/or terminated.
  • (2) Selection: The selection process will be fair. No applicant will have, or should seek or accept, any unfair advantage. If we find that you have secured an unfair advantage in the selection process, we reserve the right not to offer you the IELTS Dream Big fund, or withdraw and/or terminate the fund.
  • (3) Entry clearance: You must tell us when you apply if there is anything (such as previous convictions or associations with terrorist organisations) that may be an impediment to securing a visa or entry clearance to study overseas. If, for any reason, you cannot obtain a visa to study in the desired country of study, then the British Council may withdraw the offer of the IELTS Dream Big fund. You should not make commitments, especially commitments with financial consequences, unless you are certain that there will be no impediment to you securing a visa or entry clearance to study.
  • (4) Offer withdrawal: British Council reserves the right to withdraw the offer of the IELTS Dream Big Fund if, in its sole determination, it believes that the circumstances are such that this is in the best interests of the applicant and/or British Council.
  • (5) Commitment: If you receive the IELTS Dream Big Fund, you agree for your IELTS score to be published for promotional purposes. You also agree to become an IELTS ambassador and share your study experience with others in talks and seminars, feature in promotional videos, as well as provide testimonials and photos which may be published or used by British Council for promotion purposes. You may need to take part in media interviews arranged by the British Council in relation to the project.

Data Protection

Thank you for providing us with information about yourself on this form. Your personal information will be used in line with British Council standards. British Council will treat all personal information in accordance with UK law and its own privacy policy. British Council will not sell or disclose your details to third parties for commercial reasons.

We will look after the information carefully and use it to consider your suitability for an award and to manage the application process. Your information will be made available to staff at British Council and non-British Council members of any assessment panel coordinated by British Council. If you are unsuccessful in your application for the IELTS Dream Big Fund, your information will be held securely and destroyed in due course.

Under UK Data Protection law, you have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you and the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate information. If you want more information about this, please contact your local British Council office, or see our Data protection website http://www.britishcouncil.org/home-data-protection.htm.

I have enclosed the following documents with this completed application form, and have included my IELTS Candidate Number on each of them:

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By printing your name below, you certify that the information in this application is accurate and true and that you agree to all of the conditions and requirements set forth by British Council with regard to the British Council IELTS Dream Big Fund.

If the applicant is under the age of 18, parental consent is required:

Applications must be received by British Council no later than 6p.m. local time on 31 March 2018.
All applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Thank you for your submission