Generation UK: creating opportunities for UK students in China

Study and work in China

Think of China and you can’t help but be drawn into its rich history – the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors. But the focus in China is very much on the future, and now it’s established itself as a truly global economy, there are plenty of opportunities to experience this dynamic and vibrant country.

Through Generation UK, the British Council has opened up a range of opportunities in China, giving you the chance to experience this unique country while gaining valuable skills for the future.

Online Internships in China

Give yourself the edge when it comes to applying for jobs through a two-month online internship in China. You can choose your own work sector, and a start date that suits you.

Teach in China

With year-long, paid placements and light teaching hours, becoming a Language Assistant is a unique way to experience China and develop essential transferrable skills. Experience of working in China is in huge demand in the workplace and as well as the language, you will develop a great cultural understanding of this fascinating country.

Be inspired to go to China

Want to know more about what it is really like to live in China? 

Check out Instagram photos taken by Generation UK participants and watch our short videos of participants talking about how the experience has helped them in their lives and careers.

Work in China


There are many more opportunities in China available to you than the ones mentioned above, and we’re here to help you find the best way to experience the country for yourself. Please send us an email at if you’d like to know more about current opportunities in China.


Apply for current vacancies at the British Council in China.

Find out more about living and travelling in China

Get involved with Chinese links to organisations based in the UK

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