How To Submit Undergraduate Summit


Check if you are eligible to submit

  • Undergraduate class of 2020, 2021 or 2022?
  • Have a piece of academic coursework that received an A grade or equivalent?

If you answered yes to both questions, you are eligible to submit to The Global Undergraduate Awards 2021 Programme.

Who can submit?

Educational stage

The Global Undergraduate Awards 2021 Programme accepts submissions from undergraduate students and recent graduates from the class of 2020, 2021, or 2022.

An undergraduate student refers to an individual studying full-time for a bachelor's degree, which is usually 3 or 4 years in duration.

UA also accepts coursework from students of five-year degrees where relevant, including medical students, and students of law or architecture.

Part-time undergraduates

Individuals who are studying for an undergraduate degree on a part-time basis are eligible to submit, once they have completed two-thirds of the required coursework for their degree.

Honours year

In countries with an optional honours year, such as Australia, your eligibility is determined by your expected graduation year.

If you are planning to complete a four-year degree, you are eligible to submit in your third or fourth year of study. If you are planning to undertake a three-year degree, you are eligible to submit in your second or third year of study.

Integrated Master's Degrees or Undergraduate Master's Degrees

Entrants enrolled in integrated master's/undergraduate master's degrees may only submit coursework that was completed for the bachelor's degree component of their degree. This generally means that work completed for the final year of the degree is classified as postgraduate coursework and therefore ineligible for submission.

If you have any queries relating to submitting work as a student enrolled in an integrated master's/undergraduate master's degree, please contact us at info@undergraduateawards.com.

What can I submit?

Grade Requirements

Coursework entered must have received an A grade, a 2.1, or equivalent. To find out more about international grade requirements and how to convert your grade, click here.

Students who will not have received their grade before the deadline may still submit if they received a 2.1 or higher overall grade for their most recently-completed academic year.

Maximum number of submissions

You can submit up to a maximum of three (3) unique entries to any combination of categories.

You may not submit the same entry more than once.

Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.

File formats

Documents submitted must be in PDF format and under 20MB.

For the Visual Arts and Architecture & Design categories, images must be in JPEG format and under 10MB.

Type of coursework

Entries submitted must have been completed in partial fulfilment of an undergraduate degree, i.e. they must have been completed as undergraduate coursework with a portion of credits for the paper/project going toward an overall undergraduate degree.

We DO NOT accept any work completed on an optional programme, such as a summer school or extracurricular club.

Coursework submitted can have been completed at any point during your undergraduate career, once you are in your penultimate or final year at the time of submission.

With the exceptions of the Visual Art and the Architecture & Design categories, submissions MUST include some forms of academic references.

Group work

The following categories will be accepting group work for the 2021 Programme;

  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics & Physics
  • Medical Sciences

A piece of group work must meet the following criteria to be eligible to submit:

  • A maximum of 5 contributing authors
  • All contributing authors need to meet the eligibility requirements
  • All contributing authors must consent to the entry being submitted
  • One contributing author is nominated by the group to submit the work and represent the group if their entry is awarded

Group work is subject to the same submission criteria, word count and anonymity requirements as all entries into the Computer Science category.

UA accepts individual entries in all other submission categories. You can submit your individual report on a group project into any category.

Coursework completed on exchange

Undergraduate coursework that you completed while on Erasmus or other exchange programmes are eligible for submission.

Please submit this coursework under the institution where it was completed rather than your home institution.

Language requirements

Unfortunately at the current time, UA only accepts submissions in English. However, where possible, we would encourage students who have completed coursework in a language other than English to translate work into English and submit the translated entry.

You are free to seek any guidance necessary during this translation process or use professional translation services.

We understand that quotes in other languages are a crucial part of many academic coursework, and you can still include them as long as there is an accompanying English translation, so that all of our judges can understand them.