Learn more about the British Council in Budapest
Students and teacher at the British Council

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 Hungary since 1963 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Hungary.

During these years we have fostered links between schools in the United Kingdom and Hungary, organised successful British arts events like Great Britmania, presented Dolly - the first cloned sheep - to a Hungarian audience, supported thousands of English teachers in developing new and innovative teaching methods and helped numerous students taking IELTS and Cambridge exams.

We are focusing our work on learning and teaching English in a professional and effective way and helping students and teachers improve their skills. We also run minor projects in arts, education and society which all have an English language aspect as well.