International Challenge on Economics Idea (ICEI)

Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: international undergraduate students
Prizes: total prize of USD 1,500, certificate, best essay compilation book


The International Challenge on Economic Ideas (ICEI) is an international essay competition aimed towards undergraduate students from all over the world. ICEI is a nonprofit annual event that is organized by the Economics Student Association of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). All participants are expected to elaborate on the theme of “Financial Policy to Create Economic Sustainability”. Since 2006, ICEI has inspired many people to voice their thought via writing, impressing even the judges with the ideas of participant’s essay.


All undergraduate students from any country in the world could take part in ICEI. Participants are required to submit a scanned copy of their student identity card or any other documents stating their current education status upon submitting the essay. Only individual submission is allowed. Team submission will be rejected.


  • 1st Place: USD 700, certificate, the Best Essays Compilation book, 10 minutes presentation in the FSDE seminar;
  • 2nd Place: USD 500, certificate, the Best Essays Compilation book;
  • 3rd Place: USD 300, certificate, the Best Essays Compilation book.

The top three winners will be invited to attend the FSDE International Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia, with VIP status and the privilege to talk with the speakers. (Tickets and accommodation will be subsidized by the committee).

How to apply?

Participants can submit their essay by e-mail to (please download and follow the guideline carefully regarding the essay submission). The essay submission is open from June 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 (21.59 UTC+7). Hardcopy of your essay is not necessary.

For more information please visit the official website.

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