We work to build relationships between people and institutions in the UK and Kuwait through programmes and events in the areas of Education, English, Arts and Society. 

Much of what we do in Kuwait has an international dimension involving countries in Middle East and North Africa.

The British Council’s office in Kuwait was established in 1955. As a world leader in teaching English, we have taught many thousands of students in Kuwait at our language centre.

In addition to teaching English, we also support collaboration in other areas and work closely with local institutions. We work closely with the Ministry of Education on teacher development and on a reading programme for children. Over 30,000 people in Kuwait use our on-line resources for independent learning of English each year.

Our work in Arts

The UK is becoming the leading contributor to the growing arts and culture scene in Kuwait through the British Council’s New Connections programme. Many more Kuwaiti and UK institutions and individuals will be working together on collaborative projects, and the UK will be the leading provider of arts and museum management programmes. Find out more about our work in the arts

Our work in education and society

We help students find out more information about studying in the UK, and help them develop their career. We create links between schools and universities in Kuwait and the UK as well as host a number of educational events each year where we invite UK educational institutions to visit Kuwait and offer their advice to students face-to-face.

We have positioned ourselves as a leader in the employability and skills sector and as the go-to partner for UK training and expertise. We will increase our support for UK universities interested in Kuwait. Our work will make a significant contribution to the UK’s prosperity agenda. Find out more information about our work in education.

Our work in English and exams

We have increased the impact and reach of our work in English and Exams, giving many more Kuwaiti students access to international opportunities, and making a major contribution to better quality English teaching and assessment in schools and universities

We offer and support a wide range of exams, including IELTS, school exams and many other university, medical, and professional examinations. These exams are recognised internationally and are a good way of measuring your ability in English. Employers use the exams to select employees with good English and universities often use IELTS to check the English ability of potential students. Find out more about the exams we offer in Kuwait.