International Student of the Year Competition

2017 International Student of the Year Application and Guidelines


To provide international recognition for Facilities Management education and identify future leaders of the Built Environment.

Awards Conditions and Process:

The International Student of the Year award will be presented at IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 conference held in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, October 17. 

The IFMA Foundation award process provides the opportunity for students to engage with the industry via a sponsored prequalification system for International Student of the Year award applicants.

The small application fee (US$150) is paid not by the student but by their sponsoring organization. The sponsor is an active participant in the process. A sponsoring organization may be an industry association, chapter, council or branch; an educational provider or university; an employer, corporation or government department. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization to verify the applicant’s eligibility against the published award criteria, pay the application fee and submit the completed application form. There is no limit on the number of award applicants a sponsoring organization may support. The number of applications received from a sponsoring organization will not be a factor in the judging process.

The granting of the International Student of the Year award is at the absolute discretion of the judging panel as endorsed by the IFMA Foundation Chair.  Individual judges will not be available for comment on the results. All decisions will be final and no appeals or correspondences will be entertained.

2017 ISY Application Form  (view PDF)

2017 ISY Application Form (download MS Word version)


2017Award Sponsor

The IFMA Foundation thanks ISS for their​ ​fifth consecutive year of supporting the International Student of the Year competition.

ISS Global Marketing Director and former IFMA Foundation Trustee Peter Ankerstjerne said, “ISS is once again proud to sponsor the International Student of the Year (ISY) Award, as we see this as an opportunity to inspire and support young talent to pursue both academic and career goals on an international level. The FM profession is increasingly becoming global and the ISY initiative is important to further grow our profession on a global scale.”