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All applicants must access the application portal here and then follow these steps:


Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, and the Data Protection/Privacy notices on how data is stored and used.

An application comprises of 10 sections, all sections must be completed to be able to submit the application successfully. 

Please ensure you read through each section and answer all questions appropriately.


Section 1: Basic information


  • Are you 

    1. Nominating yourself

    2. Nominating someone else


If nominating someone else

  • Name

  • Email

  • Contact number

  • How do you know this person?

  • Have you informed the nominee that you are nominating them?


Section 2: Eligibility


I confirm:

  1. The nominee has studied in the UK at an officially recognised UK higher education institution at certificate level or above OR awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), awarded by a recognised UK HEI, outside the UK. 

  2. The nominee will be aged below 45 on 15th August 2023. 

  3. The nominee was an Indian citizen at the time of commencing his/her UK studies


  • The nominee meets ALL of the above eligibility requirements


Section 3: Nominee’s Personal Details


  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Email

  • Contact number

  • Address

  • Country of residence

  • Nationality


Section 4: Educational Details


  • Are you a 

    1. Alumni

    2. Current Student


  • Which UK university/ higher education institution awarded your degree?

  • Qualification type

    1. Undergraduate

    2. Postgraduate

    3. PhD

    4. Post Doctorate

    5. Certifications

    6. Diploma

  • When did you study at your Higher Education Institution?

  • Course name

  • At the above institution, did you spend the majority of this time period in the UK or overseas campus?

  • Did you receive a scholarship to support your studies at the UK Higher Education Institution?


Section 5: Applications Questions



  • Tell us your story- 

    1. Where and how did your UK journey begin?

    2. What does your career look like today?

    3. How did your UK education influence you as an individual and your career?

​ 500 words maximum


  • How best would you describe your key achievements and contribution within your respective profession, industry, community and country. Please include specific reference to magnitude of impact, eg:- number of people who have benefitted from your work; how they have been helped; any ground-breaking research; awards/ nominations; landmark cases, coverage or interventions.

500 words maximum


  • Please ensure you include a wide range of evidence to support your answers e.g. quantitative, qualitative, testimonials and statistics from e.g. Google analytics and social media platforms where appropriate.

500 words maximum


  • How did your UK education help you to achieve your success?

250 words maximum


  • How have you used your knowledge and skills to contribute to your community, society or country beyond your professional obligations?

250 words maximum


  • Please provide details of any alumni networks/ mentoring programmes in your alma mater or any other educational establishment in India, UK or elsewhere in the world? Would you be willing to participate in such programmes in the future?

250 words maximum


  • Would you be interested in engaging with prospective students to talk to them about your experiences?


  1. Please write a short bio. Maximum 100 words


Section 6: Professional Details


  • Do you have any professional experience?

  • Please state your most recent work experience (including informal voluntary or non-paid work or campaigning).

  • Position/ Job title

  • Organisation/ institution

  • Start Date

  • Are you still working in this position?

  • End Date


Section 7: Equal Opportunities and Diversity information


All questions in this section are non-mandatory


  • What is your gender?

  • Do you have a disability as defined by the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People? This states that people with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

  • Do you have British citizenship?

  • What is your ethnic origin?

  • Please tick one of the following options below, which you feel is most applicable to you

    • I am from the majority ethnic group in the country in which I work

    • I am from a minority ethnic group in the country in which I work


Section 8: Marketing


  • How did you first hear about the Achievers Showcase?


Section 9: Connecting


Section 10: Supporting Documents and Completion

Applicants may wish to provide supporting evidence with the applications, these may include but are not limited to - degree certificates, resume, scholarship letters, letter of support from HE institutions, confirmation letter of awards or prizes, etc.




All applicants are required to:

  • Accept the entry rules and privacy notice by clicking the box in the application form. 

  • Click on the button to submit the application.

  • Applicants can save their application and complete it later, however they must submit before the application deadline. Paper applications will not be accepted.

  • Achiever Award finalists will also be asked to submit a one-minute self-made video highlighting their work and their impact, and the influence of their UK education.


  • Applicants’ data will be shared and verified with the alumni’s UK Higher Education Institution as well as other educational authorities in the UK and overseas.


The NISAU reserves the right to independently check all information provided by applicants.


Should the applicant be found to have submitted false information, and/or have provided falsified information in support of their application, the applicant will be disqualified from the Achievers Showcase Programme. Any titles already awarded (finalist or winner) will be removed from the applicant during or after the UK-India Achievers Programme.


NISAU reserves the right to withdraw a finalist/winner story should it pose potential reputational risk due to negative publicity, public perception, or uncontrollable events.

The UK-India Achievers will be promoted through the NISAU’s official channels including the website , the British Council’s official channels and through third party channels e.g. UK universities and other partner organisations.

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