student essayAre you a BAICE Student Member? Did you present a paper at the BAICE or UKFIET conference this year? If so, you are invited to submit your paper for the BAICE Student Essay 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.

When you apply, please supply the following:

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

The Association will not enter into correspondence with students who have not been awarded a prize. The decision of the judges, endorsed by the Executive, will be final.

Please send applications or queries by email to

Deadlines for applications are normally in the month of January proceeding the conference and are advertised on the BAICE website and by email to members.