About the
Dream Big Campaign

Millions of people chase their dreams with IELTS. Over 3 million tests were taken in 2016. Among these millions, there is a group of people with a unique set of needs who go ‘the extra mile’ along their path to success.

About the IELTS Dream Big Fund

The British Council will be launching an IELTS Dream Big Fund, totaling GBP60,000 for 12 IELTS test takers in East Asia with special needs who wish to pursue higher education in 2018 to realise their study dreams. The fund can be applied for study-related purposes (e.g. tuition fee subsidy, air tickets) or to acquire resources to aid students in their studies.

  • Visual impairment
    For example:
    • High tech braille equipment
    • Audio books
  • Hearing impairment
    For example:
    • Personal amplifier
    • Hearing aid
  • Learning challenges
    For example:
    • Portable word processor
    • Speech recognition programmes
  • Other special needs
    For example:
    • Electric wheelchairs for mobility impairment
    • Voice amplifiers for speech impairment
    • Medical equipment for the mentally disordered

We proudly provide personalised test arrangements for candidates with a range of special needs. The above list is not exhaustive.