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The Global Undergraduate Awards 2023

Deadline to Submit Applications: June 7, 2023

Date of the Awards Ceremony: November 2023. Specific date to be announced.

Location of Awards Ceremony: Dublin, Ireland. Specific location to be announced.


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What are the Global Undergraduate Awards?

The Undergraduate Awards acknowledge excellence in undergraduate academia across all disciplines through an international call for top scholarly submissions. Students submit high-quality coursework to compete against top undergraduate scholars from around the world.

Why should I submit my coursework?

This is a unique opportunity to have your work recognized by an international panel of expert judges working in some of the world’s top academic institutions. Global Gold Medal recipients of The Undergraduate Awards are invited to Dublin to receive their medal and attend a three-day Global Summit (including complimentary travel and summit ticket). Highly Commended (top 10%) are invited to attend the Global Summit. 

Students selected to receive The Undergraduate Awards also have access to support, the UA alumni network and other opportunities to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Students from the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 (includes second-entry undergraduate degree programs such as law, medicine, dentistry, business, social work, etc.)
  • Part-time students who are studying an undergraduate degree may also take part in UA, on the basis that they have completed at least two-thirds of their program.
  • There are 25 degree and subject/module categories, external link ranging from the sciences, to social science, to arts and humanities, to professional programs.

What Can I Submit?

Any piece of individual undergraduate coursework that received an "A" grade or higher, external link, opens in new window.

Selection Criteria

Students are chosen for their innovative approach to their subject area – "creating world-class research to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges." The Undergraduate Awards gather a panel of academics in each field to anonymously assess the work. They select the top 10% in each category, and from that, the winner.

How to Submit

  1. Register online at, external link, opens in new window. Interested students should do this step immediately to hold your space and ensure you will be able to submit their final papers by the deadline.

  2. Once your paper is polished, submit them independently to The Global Undergraduate Awards, external link, opens in new window by June 7, 2023. Submit your coursework online, making sure your name and university is not included in the actual submission.

It is free to register or enter your work. Students may enter up to three individual submissions.

More Information

Become a Judging Panellist! 

Each year, The Global Undergraduate Awards invites leading academics and industry experts from a diverse range of academic and cultural backgrounds to join as Judging Panellists and participate in the online-based UA Judging Process in order to identify the highest performing entrants in each of our 25 award categories.

For more information or to apply to become a UA Judge, please contact:

Please note that only faculty members of Toronto Metropolitan University can apply to become a UA Judge.

Undergraduate Awards 2023: Judging Panellists Wanted