About us
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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. 

We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. 

Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. 

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We have been in Kazakhstan since 1994 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan.

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.