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British Council Iraq

We connect people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and aim to build lasting relationships between the UK and Iraq.

Education is the focus of our re-engagement with Iraq, working in partnership with Iraqi institutions and individuals to reconnect Iraq with the international educational community and sharing the UK’s experience to help design Iraqi solutions to Iraq’s challenges.

About us
Our links with Iraq and its great tradition of culture, science and academic achievement go back a long way and have been very strong - we first opened in Iraq in 1940 - and we are delighted to be renewing them now.
Middle East website
We build lasting relationships between countries across the Middle East and the UK. Find out more about what we do and where we are in the Middle East.
اختبار تقييم اللغة الإنجليزية المتقدمِ APTIS
اختبارAptis هو أداة عالمية جديدة ومبتكرة لتقييم اللغة الإنجليزية يقدمها المجلس الثقافي البريطاني. وهو مصمم لمساعدة المنظمات في إجراء تقييم دقيق ومعقول لمقاييس اللغة الإنجليزية وتحسينها.
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Whatever your level of English, we can help you develop and improve your skills with a variety of courses and exams.

If you are looking to improve your career prospects, need a language grade for work or study, or simply want to improve your English skills, we can help.

For more information on our current courses, dates, fee and to register, please contact us:

Call: +964 (0)750 8710700 or +964 (0) 66222 1922

Email: info.erbil@britishcouncil.org

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Do you need to prove your English for study or work?

British Council Iraq can help you prove your English language ability for study in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and most American universities; or you may want to work in or emigrate to one of these countries, all you have to do is follow the links below for further information and to register.

How to register?

You can visit http://ielts.britishcouncil.org/iraq and select a date, venue and module to apply for your test.

and for more details about the test, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/iraq-education-exams-ielts.htm

For enquiries:

Baghdad office: please call +964(0)7901911971 or write to iraq@britishcouncil.org  

Erbil office:  please call +964(0)7501352277 or write to ielts.erbil@britishcouncil.org


Education is the focus of our re-engagement with Iraq.Find out how Iraqi institutions and individuals are reconnecting with the international educational community.

As part of our focus on education, we're working in partnership to develop English language skills. Plus a range of online resources to help you learn English.
Equal Opportunity & Diversity

The British Council is strongly committed to Equal Opportunities & Diversity. In Iraq, we follow the most appropriate practices and integrate EO&D principles in all that we do. Please visit the Diversity page for further information.

Information and resources

We're providing access to information and materials, through the Iraqi universities resource centres, the books donation programme, and visits and training programmes. Find out more.


Find out how we worked in partnership with the BBC World Service Trust to address the most urgent needs of the Iraqi media.

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Get Connected

Did you graduate from a UK university, college or other institution? Would you like to be kept up-to-date with events and developments happening at your UK institution? Would you like to get in touch with fellow graduates? Then why not get connected?

المجلس الثقافي البريطاني هو المنظمة البريطانية الدولية للعلاقات الثقافية والفرص التعليمية. و هو منظمة خيرية مسجلة تحت الرقم 209131 (انجلترا و ويلز) و SC037733 (اسكتلندا)
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