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Round 2 Winners

6 winners selected for round 2: “I’m leaving to study abroad and pack my suitcase with … The Global Study Awards!”

The British Council IELTS, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and StudyPortals are proud to announce the winners of the first round of the Global Study Awards!

Aparajeeta Ghosh (28) from India, Ho Wing Yu (24) from Hong Kong, Jieh-hen Tsung (25) from Taiwan, Jürgen Stolzlechner (27) from Austria, Miriam Omar (28) from Malaysia, and Rana Burqan (23) from Palestinian Territories, demonstrated outstanding achievements in the three pillars of the selection process:

  • to contribute to society through their studies,
  • a strong commitment to developing their career, and
  • sincere interest in increasing intercultural understanding and exchange.

Country of origin: Malaysia
“Sometimes, the enormity of one’s dreams may be overwhelming, but once they are broken down into smaller steps the journey to reaching them becomes less daunting and more manageable. The only thing left to do, then, is to do it.”

Jiehhen100Country of origin: Taiwan
“Two years ago, when I started my plan of studying abroad, I wouldn’t dare think of winning an award as big as this one. I am very grateful for the belief in my potential. There were many ups and downs. The Global Study Awards is without a doubt the climax of this journey.”

Ho Wing
Country of origin: Hong Kong
Yuhowing100“The word “University” in Chinese means “Great Learning”. Only by exposing ourselves to multiple cultures do we learn to appreciate a variety of values and identify our own positions in the world. The Global Study Awards opened another door for me to embrace diversity and promote mental health literacy worldwide.”

Country of origin: West BankRana100
“There is a big mountain ahead of me; but with the help of the Global Study Awards team,
I will enjoy the journey to the fullest level. This Master Degree will enhance my experience, making me a stronger, more effective person with dynamic communication skills. I am ready to get to know this new culture and language. Greece here I come!”


Country of origin: Austria
“I am working on promoting a more respectful and sustainable society and I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity that The Global Study Awards provides me: the chance to inspire others to follow my example and never stop stretching their minds!”

Country of origin: IndiaAparajeeta 100
“I believe that the world is an oyster in terms of opportunities; and just when I decided to inch forward towards the pearl, The Global Study Awards brought me many steps closer to the process of reaching my dreams. In the future, I hope to give the world the gift that this award has given me: smiles.”


Round 1 Winners

Girl power rewarded – first round goes to three female winners from Germany, Kenya and Uganda.

Eylem Elma (29) from Germany, Roberta Jean-Marie Magoba (19) from Uganda, and Emily Wakesho Buziba (24) from Kenya, are the three lucky winners who were selected to receive the awards of £10.000 each to cover their tuition fees and living expenses while studying abroad.


“Study portals was an essential tool for research on quality of education, Australian culture and information about the Global Study Awards scholarship. Winning the award marks the beginning of an exciting journey that offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference not only as a youth, but an African woman.”
Emily Wakesho Buziba


“Being a winner of The Global Study Awards allows me to further my dream with new opportunities and doors hopefully opening for my future career. I am ready to learn and connect with new people and embrace living in a country with different values, language and culture! United Kingdom, here I come!’’
Eylem Elma

The Global Study Awards aim to encourage more students to study abroad, explore new cultures, further intercultural understanding and positively contribute to a global society. This is exactly what Eylem Elma is aiming for, as a Master degree student she is working towards developing her career in marine science. Roberta Jean-Marie Magoba, an undergraduate student from Uganda is looking forward to apply the knowledge and expertise gathered through her study abroad experience in her own community. She is very active in environmental protection, currently leading an anti-pollution campaign.


“No single word in the English dictionary can be able to effectively describe how I felt when I got the news that I was one of the winners. I would have to create my own word! However, in this case, I am genuinely grateful and completely ECSTATIC to the journey the Global study Award has encouraged before me. ’’
Roberta Jean-Marie Magoba

All students will enroll in a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme in 2016. Eylem Elma will be studying at , Roberta Jean-Marie Magoba at the University of New South Wales and Emily Wakesho Buziba at the Australian National University.