British Council



The purpose of the British Council is to enhance the reputation of the UK as a valued partner by creating opportunity for people worldwide.

We do this in Hong Kong through building long term relationships with a wide range of individuals and institutions. We value mutual benefits, and base our relationships on openness, quality and excellence. In planning events and services, we think of how they will make a real difference to people's lives - whether by learning English, obtaining a British education, experiencing at first hand the best of contemporary arts, or sharing experiences in science, law and government, design and technology. We look to the future as much as to the past for inspiration. We search for different and creative ways of doing things. Those who work with us can expect a constant supply of new ideas.

The British Council, registered in England as a charity number 209131, is the United Kingdom's international network for education, culture and development. It works in 109 countries in the world including the People's Republic of China where it has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The Council is an independent organisation incorporated by Royal Charter and receives grants from the UK Government.

This website introduces you to the full scope of what we do in Hong Kong. We invite you to take a look at what may be the less familiar side of our work and some of the latest developments, whether in cultural, scientific, civic or educational areas. Most of all we would like you to visit us and take part in our activities in the future.