Global Student Prize 2023 (US$100,000)

Deadline: Sunday, April 16th. Global Student Prize 2023 (US$100,000)

Applications and nominations are now open for the 2023 Global Student Prize. partnered with the Varkey Foundation to launch the $100,000 sister award to the Global Teacher Prize in 2021. Now in its third year, the award was created as a powerful platform to highlight incredible students who are making a real impact on learning, the lives of their peers, and society beyond.

The prize is open to all students who are at least 16-years-old and enrolled in an academic institution or training and skills program. Part-time students and students enrolled in online courses are also eligible for the prize.

Students applying for the Global Student Prize will be assessed on their academic achievement, impact on their peers, how they make a difference in their community and beyond, how they overcome the odds to achieve, how they demonstrate creativity and innovation, and how they operate as global citizens.

If students are being nominated, the person nominating them will write a brief description online explaining why. The student being nominated will then be sent an email letting them know they’ve been nominated and inviting them to apply for the prize. Applicants can apply in English, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

The prize will be narrowed down to a Top 50 shortlist and Top 10 finalists, to be announced later in the year, helping provide worldwide recognition for high achieving students. The winner, announced later in the year, will be chosen from the top 10 finalists by the Global Student Prize Academy, made up of prominent individuals.


  • Applications and Nominations open on 19 January 2023.
  • Entry deadline: 16 April 2023 at 23.59 IDLW
  • The system will automatically prevent entry submission after the deadline.
  • Successful entrants will be notified by August 2023
  • Awards presentation ceremony: November 2023


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