student essayDid you present a paper at the BAICE or UKFIET conference this year?

Are you a student?

If so, you are invited to submit your paper for the BAICE Student Essay Prize. 

About the prize

This prize of £500 is for a paper presented by a student member at the BAICE or UKFIET conferences and fully written up afterwards. The paper should deal with a subject relating to comparative or international education, and may be conceptual or empirical in nature. Judgment criteria are found in the following document – BAICE Student Essay Prize Judgement Criteria.  Papers must score at least 24 out of 30 points in order to be considered for the prize.

No senior scholars or supervisors should have co-authored the paper. It should be the student’s own work. The prize will be shared in the event of a jointly presented/written paper. All co-authors must conform to the same criteria as regards student status.

The Association will provide feedback to rejected papers but will not enter into further correspondence with applicants who have not been awarded a prize. The decision of the judges, endorsed by the BAICE Executive Committee, will be final.


You must be a Masters, MPhil or Doctoral student (full or part-time) at the time of presenting at the conference OR to have completed your studies no more than six months before the essay deadline.

You must be a BAICE member at the time of submitting the essay (you do not need to have been a member when presenting at the conference).

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is the 31st January every year.

How to apply

Please send applications to by midnight on 31st January (approx. four and a half months after the conference). Please supply the following:

  • Your paper (5000-7000 words);
  • A letter from your department that attests to either your current student status, or that you completed a postgraduate course within the last six months prior to the deadline for submission.