22th September 2019.


Online – Dubai (United Arab Emirates).



Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize

The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen.

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Once applications are submitted, they will be scored and read by a panel of online judges who will select the Top 50 finalists. The prize committee will then select the Top 10 finalists. Then the Global Teacher Prize Academy will select the winner through a secure online voting system. Please note, applicants will only be judged based on the information requested on their application forms. No material posted or emailed separately to us will be looked at during the judging process.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Education.

Required Languages

English or French or Spanish or Arabic, or Portuguese or Russian or Chinese.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

The Top 50 will be notified by December 2019 .

The winner is announced in March 2020 during the Global Education and Skills Forum which is held in Dubai.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The Prize is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. Teachers who teach children age 4+ in an Early Years government-recognised curriculum are also eligible, as are teachers who teach on a part-time basis, and teachers of online courses. Teachers must spend at least 10 hours per week teaching children face-to-face, and plan to remain in the teaching profession for the next 5 years. The Prize is open to teachers in every kind of school and, subject to local laws, in every country in the world.


Applicants for the Global Teacher Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Academy will look for evidence of a combination of:

  • Employing effective instructional practices.
  • Employing innovative instructional practices that address the particular challenges of the school, community or country.
  • Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Impact in the community beyond the classroom.
  • Helping children become global citizens through providing them with a values-based education that equips them for a world where they will potentially live, work and socialise with people from many different nationalities, cultures and religions.
  • Improving the teaching profession through helping to raise the bar of teaching, sharing best practice, and helping colleagues overcome any challenges they face in their school.
  • Teacher recognition from governments, national teaching organisations, head-teachers, colleagues, members of the wider community or pupils.

Opportunity Cost


The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

How to Apply

First Step: Complete the application form and follow the instructions on the website from here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mustafa Abulhamd / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team