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 Burma since 1946 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Burma.

Message from the Director

As Burma goes through an unprecedented period of change the UK has much to offer in education, around the English language, in the arts and in social and economic development.

Our history

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international cultural relations organisation founded in 1934. We have been in Burma since 1946.

Facts and figures

We have been operating in Burma since 1946. Currently, we have centres in Rangoon and Mandalay and operate a wide range of programmes across the country.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion

In line with our values, we are strongly committed to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda.

Child Protection

We recognise that the care and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to protection from all types of harm.

Job opportunities

Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations.