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British Council India

Application and Shortlisting Timeline

3 July 2019 Applications open for all countries 
8 September 2019 Nominations close at 23.59 (BST) for Azerbaijan, China and Qatar
22 September 2019 (extended) Applications close at 23.59 (BST) for Azerbaijan, China and Qatar
13 October 2019 Nominations close at 23.59 (BST) for all other countries 
28 October 2019

Applications close at 23.59 (GMT) for all other countries

October & November 2019

Shortlisting of applications

December 2019/January 2020

Announcement of finalists in national level awards (in selected countries – see full list in T&Cs

January to March 2020

National Alumni Award ceremonies (in selected countries – see T&Cs)

March 2020

Global Alumni Awards finalists announced

April/May 2020

Global Alumni Awards winners announced

Shortlisting process

The top 30 applications in each region will be shortlisted from all eligible applicants through several stages of judging, including internal and external judging panels involving British Council Regional Directors, Universities UK International, Chevening and Commonwealth, and UK universities, all of whom will review anonymised applications to select the 21 shortlisted global finalists. The global finalists will then be shortlisted by our global judging panel to select the three global winners, one for each of the award categories (Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial and Social Impact). In addition, a small number of selected countries hosting national level events will conduct their own shortlisting panels, including senior staff from the British Council and the British Embassy/High Commission, to select their national level finalists and winners. All national awards are independent to the global awards.

See also