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Last updated: 31 March 2020, 4pm (GMT)

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from British Council Education in the coming months. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for the education sector and educators and research professionals across the globe. We have always believed that education connects us, and at this time of uncertainty, this is more important than ever. 

We’re committed to ensuring that people all over the world have access to education and remain connected. We hope that through new approaches to our work, we will continue to provide opportunities for students, researchers and educators around the world during a difficult and unpredictable time.

At the moment, we are working hard to deliver as many activities as we can while listening and responding to the relevant government and health authority guidance in the countries in which we operate. 

Where it is not currently safe or practical to continue as planned, we are putting projects on hold, and we will reschedule them when it becomes possible to resume.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues, partners and everyone engaged with our programmes and services are our priority during this rapidly evolving situation.

Study UK

We are working with the UK government and UUKi, UKCISA and BUILA to ensure that the British Council’s Study UK's Covid-19 webpage provides the most up to date information on Covid-19 to current and prospective international students, agents and counsellors.

Erasmus+

The Erasmus National Agency is providing regularly updated guidance to institutions on how to manage the impact of Covid-19 on outward mobility.

International Education Services 

Subscribers to the British Council’s International Education Services can access Covid-19 information aimed at UK HE institutions on the IES website, including detailed updates on the current situation in East Asia.

Our education programme leads are also working hard to provide the latest information to programme participants and partners.

Going Global 2020 Conference

Please check the Going Global conference website for updates on our annual Higher Education policy conference due to take place on 29-30 June 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns, or any suggestions on how we can provide advice and support, then please get in touch with your British Council contact, or use the dropdown menu on the British Council homepage to contact your country team.

You can also read more about what Covid-19 means for British Council worldwide on our website, where you can also find online content and resources to enable you to stay connected.