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Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of UK’s alumni in Viet Nam

When outstanding individuals receive a world-class education in the UK, the effects can last a lifetime. The Alumni Awards shine a light on the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions are making in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

The British Council has launched the tenth year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world.

The Study UK Alumni Awards are open to alumni living anywhere outside of the UK. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries, and countries. The Study UK Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raise the international profile of UK alumni and their former universities.

The awards are open to alumni currently residing in any country outside the UK, who have within the last 15 years (i.e. 2008 - 2023), enrolled at an officially recognised body or received a recognised award from a UK higher education institution, at degree level or above (degree level is defined as band 9 and above on the UK ENIC band framework), either at a UK university in the UK, for a minimum of one term or semester, OR awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), awarded by a recognised UK HEI, in their home country (Transnational Education - TNE/long distance).

All applicants, except global award winners, from the Alumni Awards in previous years may re-apply if they meet this year’s eligibility criteria. Winners from previous national level awards will be considered for global awards only. 

Benefits of finalists and winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards

  • Finalists and winners of national prizes will be promoted in a month-long promotion campaign to raise their profile on British Council Viet Nam communication channels and external media channels - bringing new connections and business opportunities.
  • Opportunity to share their success, study UK stories with others in British Council events.
  • Opportunity to network with other experts, inspiring alumni in your country
  • Four global winners will be invited to the UK 
  • Restore links with former UK university and the UK

Alumni Award categories

Applications for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2023–24 are now closed. 

Science and Sustainability Award  Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, and who can demonstrate the impact and scale of their achievements in their profession, and beyond. Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction.  
Culture and Creativity Award Recognising alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity. Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: arts, design, humanities, traditional media, music, video, TV, sports and online content and audiovisual media creation (e.g blogging, vlogging including for YouTube and social media).  
Social Action Award Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: education, peace and justice and reducing inequality, poverty and hunger and broader humanitarian work or work for social good. 
Business and Innovation Award Recognising alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth. Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: entrepreneurship, business, technology and finance. 

Meet the Alumni Awards 2023–24 Finalists

After stiff competition from a variety of strong applicants, twelve outstanding finalists have been chosen. Find out what makes their story unique.


Timeline Activity
1 Sep–22 Oct 2023 Applications open
7 Sep, 21 Sep and 12 Oct 2023 How to Apply webinars for applicants
Dec 2023–Jan 2024 Shortlisting of candidates by country
Dec 2023–Mar 2024 National level awards announcement of finalists and winners, with ceremony and digital celebrations
Feb–Mar 2024 28 global finalists announced
Apr–Aug 2024 28 global winners weekly celebrated weekly through posts on Study UK's social media platforms
Aug–Nov 2024 Four overall winners announced and celebrated in digital media campaign and invited to UK

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