The finalists of the UK Alumni Awards 2023-2024 have now been announced. Visit this page to access the list of finalists.


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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 globally the nineth year of a prestigious award celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world.

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. For eligibility criteria, please see Who is eligible?

How to apply 

British Council will organise ‘How to apply’ webinars for those who are interested to learn more about the application process. Register here if you would like to join the event.

There are four award categories: 

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. Check the list of Science and Sustainability Award finalists.

  • Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: climate action, clean energy, medicine, sustainable cities and communities, engineering, industry and construction.   

Social Action Award - Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others. Check the list of Social Action Award finalists.

  • 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. Check the list of Business and Innovation Award finalists.

  • Areas of work could include, but are not limited to: entrepreneurship, business, technology and finance.

Have you studied in the UK and have gone on to achieve exceptional success? If so, apply for one of the Awards! 

What makes a great application? Find out our top tips on the Study UK Alumni Awards website.  

Some of the benefits of winning a prestigious Alumni Award:

  • Raise your international profile through global press and digital coverage
  • Build your professional networks and business connections
  • Win a professional networking visit to the UK
  • Awards’ winners will be recognised as the best achievers and will be supported with professional development opportunities 


1 September 2023

Applications open               

7 September 2023

How to apply webinar at 10AM BST (UK time)

21 September 2023

How to apply webinar at 16PM BST (UK time)

12 October 2023

How to apply webinar at 10AM BST (UK time)

29 October 2023

Applications close at 23.59 BST

November - December 2023

 Shortlisting of applications

December 2023 - January 2024

Announcement of finalists in national level awards

February 2023

Alumni Awards winners' announcement national ceremony

April to August 2023

Global Alumni Awards finalists announced and cemebrated via social media 

August - November 2024

Global Alumni Awards announced

Applications open on 1 September 2023 and close on 29 October 2023. All eligible applicants will be put forward for the global Alumni Awards.  

The finalists and winners of the global Alumni Awards will be announced in 2024 and celebrated in a digital campaign that will raise the profile of their story and success. Award winners have the opportunity to raise their international profile, expand their professional networks, and to enhance their careers, through a professional networking visit to the UK.   

How to apply webinars 

Encourage your alumni to join one of our webinars, where we will talk through the application process, help, and tips. Register here.  

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