The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. 

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.

We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation.

Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact.

We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

British Council in Kazakhstan

The British Council has been working in Kazakhstan since 1994 and is an integral and important part of the UK’s bilateral relationship with Kazakhstan. We focus on developing English language skills, providing internationally recognised examinations, increasing the capacity of vocational and higher education institutions and contributing to UK and Kazakhstani partnerships and collaboration with arts.