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Win a 100% Scholarship Award to our Oxford University Summer Programme!

Winners receive a unique 100% Scholarship Award to our Oxford University Summer Programme! All outstanding Shortlisted Entries receive partial scholarships or credits for exclusive online courses.

February 19th 2024 Submission Deadline

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Register below to access our essay categories, a full list of essay questions, competition guidance and support!

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Welcome to our prestigious International Essay Competition. At Avernus Education, we are thrilled to provide a platform for young minds to showcase their prowess in Medicine, Engineering, Law, Economics, Psychology, History and Politics. These varied subject categories underscore the importance of interdisciplinary study, a crucial foundation for future leaders in our increasingly interconnected world.

Winners receive an exclusive Avernus Education Scholarship worth over £5000 - granting them free entrance to our exclusive summer camp at Oxford University! Outstanding Runners Up receive 5 hours worth of Credits for Avernus Education courses, conferences and tutoring services.

All those shortlisted receive a signed Certificate of Completion and a written reference upon request.

Why should you participate?

Win Scholarships: Winners of the International Essay Competition receive a unique 100% Scholarship Award to our Oxford University Summer Programme! All Shortlisted Entries receive partial scholarships or credits for online courses.


Showcase Your Knowledge: Dive deep into your chosen subject and present your insights to a global audience. Enhance your academic portfolio by exploring a particular subject area in depth, developing your understanding and knowledge beyond the curriculum.


Boost Your Academic Profile: A win or participation can be a standout feature on your academic and University application profile, particularly for competitive UK Universities (such as Oxbridge and the G5).


Critical Thinking Development: The essay topics are designed to stimulate critical thinking and analytical skills. By dissecting complex issues and formulating well-reasoned arguments, students sharpen their cognitive abilities.


Networking Opportunities: Winners and participants get the chance to interact with fellow students, educators, and professionals in the field. These interactions can lead to lasting connections that might be beneficial in future academic or professional endeavors. All those shortlisted will become part of the Avernus Alumni network, with future invite to conferences and events.

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How to apply?

  • Each applicant is allowed to submit only ONE essay.

  • The word limits for the essays are as follows:

    • Senior applicants: The essay should be between 1300 and 1800 words.

    • Junior applicants: The essay should be between 1000 and 1200 words.

  • The essay must be submitted in PDF format.

  • The essay should be typed in Times New Roman font, with a 12-point size and double-spaced.

  • It is important to ensure that the essay is original and free from plagiarism. This includes not using any 'Chatbots' to generate or assist in writing the essay.

  • If any citations are used in the essay, they should be properly referenced according to a recognized citation style (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago).

  • The essay must be written in English.

  • The deadline for submitting the essay is Monday, 19th February 2024.

  • Please contact a member of our team if you wish for further guidance on completing your essay, or if you have any questions at all.

Welcome to the competition. We look forward to reading your entry!

Avernus Education is not affiliated to the University of Oxford, nor their constituent colleges

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