About British Council in Hong Kong

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 Hong Kong since 1948 and work in these centres. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.

Message from the Director

Meet Christopher Rawlings, Director of British Council in Hong Kong, and find out about our work in Hong Kong.

Our history

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international cultural relations organisation founded in 1934. We have been in Hong Kong since 1948.

Man with students


Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations. You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment.

A British Council member of staff being interviewed by the press.

Press office

Find press releases about British Council activities, press materials and contact details.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equality policy commits us to ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of our staff.