Two university students talking about exchange opportunities with the British Council

We use our expertise in higher education to build trust and understanding with other countries. Our work aims to support the capacity and capability of governments, institutions and individuals in the UK and other countries to take an active role in developing their country, their community and themselves.

Our areas of work and programmes:

  • Policy and strategy: Supporting the development of policy and practice in the UK and internationally.
  • International partnerships: Building partnerships between higher education institutions.
  • International mobility: Promoting the mobility of academics and students.
  • Services for UK education providers: supporting UK institutions in their international work.
  • Services for students: Providing opportunities for UK students and promoting the UK as a study destination


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