Teacher and students
Our work in education

As the UK’s cultural relations agency, our purpose is to create and provide international education opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

 To view all activities that take place in Brazil, please visit the Portuguese version of the website.

Higher Education


We promote and support the exchange and mobility of students, scholars and academics into the UK and outward. We promote and support collaborations and partnerships between universities, industry and governments. We shape and drive the internationalisation of higher education through thought leadership, research and policy dialogues in the UK and globally. Visit our IHE website to learn more about our work in this area.


Going Global delivers a global forum for world leaders of international education to debate the role the international arena plays in global tertiary education policy. Visit the Going Global website to learn more about this programme.


Building upon the strength of UK science and our work in HE, we promote and support international collaborations which bring mutual benefit to the UK and partner countries, and promote economic and social prosperity. Learn more about our programmes, including our Researcher Links.



We support educators in the UK and worldwide to work together to enrich the quality of education in schools and equip young people to live and work successfully in a global society.


Connecting Classrooms is an education programme designed to help students learn about global issues through partnerships with schools all over the world.


Using UK expertise, we offer programmes to help Brazilian schools assess and improve leadership among their teachers and staff.


The British Council, Instituto HSBC Solidariedade and the government of Pernambuco have partnered in a programme that will take English teachers from the state of Pernambuco to improve their English in the UK.  More information is available in Portuguese.

For more information on programmes for schools, check the Portuguese version of the website or contact us


Our education solutions

Our approach is to internationalise education.  We aim to, help improve the quality of education, promote innovation and raise the skills of teachers and education leaders. 

We do this through international partnerships and exchanges, policy dialogues, design and delivery of solutions and the provision of consultancy and education intelligence by drawing on UK expertise. Click here to learn more about our offer.