British Council IELTS Prize 2015 Winners

Studying overseas has been a dream for many students in Malaysia and across the world. With an aim to connect people with learning opportunities, the British Council launched the IELTS Prize in 2011 and since then, it has supported a total of 123 students in the East Asia region in entering universities worldwide.This year, 47 prize winners from the East Asia region were added to the list. 

For the first time ever in 2015, a candidate from Malaysia was selected to receive the East Asia IELTS Regional Prize valued at £12,000. Another four Malaysians also won the IELTS Prize 2015 at a local level and received a prize valued at RM10,000 each as a subsidy towards their tuition fees.

Congratulations to the first-ever British Council IELTS Regional Prize 2015 winner from Malaysia, Cassandra Tam, and our local winners; Hazwan Ariff Hakimi, Nicole Ellen James, Leong Jia Xuan and Nadhrah Iman.

We would like to congratulate all our prize winners and wish them the very best in their endeavours.


Receives a prize valued at £12,000 towards her tuition fees

Cassandra Tam 

Institution : London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Course of Study : MSc Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning)



Receives a prize valued at RM10,000 each towards their tuition fees

Hazwan Ariff bin Hakimi

Institution : University College London (UCL), UK

Course of Study : MA Architectural History


Leong Jia Xuan

Institution : University of York, UK

Course of Study : Biotechnology and Microbiology


Nadhrah Iman binti Mohamed Rafiq

Institution : City Law School, City University, London

Course of Study : BAR Professional Training Course (BPTC)


Nicole Ellen James

Institution : Imperial College London, UK

Course of Study : Medicine