Grant Butler, Country Director

Welcome to the British Council Kuwait website. Thirty six thousand people in Kuwait interacted with us face to face in 2013-14 and almost two hundred thousand people experienced our online presence and services. We want you to find everything you need on this site about improving your English skills, studying in the UK, taking UK qualifications and about all our other activities in education and the arts.  

I am proud to work for an organisation which has been flourishing for eighty years – bringing the people of Kuwait and the UK and our institutions closer together and developing the trust, which is the key to all successful partnership. We have been in Kuwait since 1956 and it always gives me great pleasure when I hear from someone things like: ‘I am really grateful to British Council for helping me to study medicine in Cardiff 35 years ago, it changed my life’ or ‘I learnt my English with you in the 1980s, my children did and I hope their children do too.’ 

That’s what cultural relations is about. That’s what we want to keep on doing. Every English lesson we teach, every  time we bring UK universities to Kuwait, every time young artists perform and interact in either country, every time someone sits an exam with us,  every partnership between schools and colleges continues to bring the countries closer. 

I encourage you to follow British Council on our social media channels - Facebook, twitter, Instagram and YouTube and please tell us what you like and how we can make things even better for you. I hope some of you choose to stay in touch with us for many years to come!