British Council Announces IELTS Prize 2023 Winners in Malaysia, Empowering Exceptional Individuals in Pursuit of International Studies

British Council Announces IELTS Prize 2023 Winners in Malaysia, Empowering Exceptional Individuals in Pursuit of International Studies

Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 2023: The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, is pleased to announce the winners of the IELTS Prize 2023 for Malaysia. The annual competition provides support for IELTS test-takers by offering up to RM28,000 towards their university tuition fees in English-speaking universities worldwide, helping young and ambitious individuals in realising their academic dreams.

This year’s competition was open to IELTS test-takers living in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

After a rigorous selection process, three exceptional individuals have been chosen as winners in each respective country. In Malaysia, this year’s distinguished recipients include Aisyah Shamsuddin, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Dentistry, and Health; Yin Min Lim, who studied International Affairs; and Manissha Thiyagu, studying for an MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

Jazreel Goh, Director Malaysia, British Council, said, “The British Council is delighted to offer an opportunity to exceptional individuals who are pursuing academic studies overseas. The IELTS Prize grants these individuals the freedom to travel to new countries, immerse themselves in different cultures, and become part of a global IELTS community. We firmly believe that fostering international learning experiences is pivotal to the success of students in today’s fast-paced and culturally diverse world. IELTS, the world’s most widely recognized high-stakes English proficiency test, has played a vital role in supporting the ambitions of students worldwide in their pursuit for academic excellence. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the accomplished IELTS Prize winners.”

Applicants from Malaysia who wish to find out more information about the prize, the application process, and review frequently asked questions should visit

About IELTS  
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. More than 11,500 organisations globally trust IELTS. These organisations include educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies.  

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. Find out more about IELTS here:
About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language. We work with people in over 200 countries and territories and are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

In 2023, the British Council in Malaysia is marking its 75th anniversary, celebrating our commitment to building connections between the UK and Malaysia.

-Janelle Almosara /DG

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