The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.


The British Council Iraq office has been part of the Iraqi society since 1952 (closed in 1999 to re-open in 2003 in Baghdad and in 2008 in Erbil), making it one of the first British Council offices to operate in the region. We continue to be recognised as the leading international educational and cultural relations organisation in Iraq.  

We use English, Arts, and Education & Society, the best of UK’s cultural assets, to bring people together and to attract partners to work with us. We create opportunities for tens of thousands of young people annually and have over 7,000 staff in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

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