Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to enter the awards?

There is no charge to enter. 

Can we make submissions in any language?

No, unfortunately at this time we can only accept submissions in English.

What period do these awards relate to?

The judges will be looking for outstanding examples of best practice during the 2018 calendar year. 

*We will accept submissions based on projects, initiatives or endeavours that commenced prior to 2018, provided that core achievements have taken place during this main period of focus.

Can we enter more than one category?

You may enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a different submission for each category. 

Can we enter the same submission in more than one category?

No, please choose the most appropriate category for each entry. If you are unsure which category to choose, please contact   

Can an institution enter more than one project/team in a single category?

Yes, if the entries are distinctive and unrelated you may submit more than one. Otherwise we advise you to combine the best elements in a stronger single entry.  

How will I know that my submission has been received?

Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming your institution name, the nominee and the category you have entered. This email will also contain a unique ID number that will be used in future THE Awards: Asia 2019 correspondence relating to your entry.

(If you do not receive your confirmation email, please contact  

Who can enter?

Entries can be completed by those working at institutions, or external organisations working on an institution’s instruction.  

Are collaborative entries accepted?

Yes (see below).  

Institutions working together

If your entry relates to an initiative or project carried out in collaboration with another institution or institutions, the submission should come from the lead institution. In such cases, please enter “University of <name> in collaboration with the University of <name>” or, in cases where the institutions are working together under project title, “University of <name> on behalf of <name of project>”, in the ‘Institution name’ field on the entry form. 

If there is no lead institution, to avoid multiple entries for the same project, please agree who will make the submission on behalf of the group.  

Institutions working with public or private partners

You may enter a project that has been undertaken in collaboration with an external public or private partner. In such cases, please include “The University of <name> in collaboration with <name of partner>” in the ‘Institution name’ field on the entry form. (Please note that the award will be given to the winning higher education institution.) 

When does the website open for entries?

Tuesday 18 December 2018 

When is the closing date for entries?

Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 31 January 2019. Deadline extended: until 0900 (GMT) on Monday 4 February

How do I enter?

Please read our Entry Guidelines first, and then click ‘Enter now’ at the top of the page.  

When will I find out if we have been shortlisted?

The shortlists will be published on both our THE Awards Asia website and THE website on Wednesday 20 February 2019

What is the shortlist showcase?

As part of the inaugural THE Awards Asia Ceremony taking place at this year’s Asia Universities Summit, we will play host to finalists from the five categories for you to get closer to their stories of success. Our journalists will be sharing the stage, asking the right questions for you to learn examples of best practice and innovative approaches that are enhancing learning, advancing research and improving overall University performance across Asia.

10:30 - 10:45
Introductory comments
10:45 - 11:35
Category 1 - International Strategy of the Year
13:00 - 13:50
Category 2 - Teaching and Learning Strategy
14:00 - 14:50
Category 3 - Technological Innovation of the Year
15:00 - 15:50
Category 4 - Outstanding Support for Students
16:00 - 16:50
Category 5 - Leadership and Management Team of the Year

Click here for more information about the THE Asia Universities Summit 2019.

Can I get feedback on my entry?

Although we’d like to offer feedback on individual submissions, because of the high number of entries, unfortunately this is just not feasible. 

When are the winners announced?

This year’s winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony during our 2019 Asia Universities Summit, taking place at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi from 30 April-2 May 2019. 

When will I be able to buy tickets to the awards ceremony?

You can book your place at the THE Asia Universities Summit (which includes the gala dinner and awards ceremony) here

Who should I contact if my question has not been answered here?

If you have queries relating to these awards, please contact