The British Council has announced the British Council IELTS Scholarship Award for 2012. The British Council IELTS Scholarship Award was launched with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study at universities abroad. Eight successful scholarship award winners will receive an award of Rs. 3 lakh each towards the cost of tuition fees. The award winners will begin a full-time post graduate programme at any overseas university that uses IELTS as a part of its admission requirements and as a reliable measure of English language proficiency.