Getting advice


Agents and educational consultants are partners of English UK and accredited English language centres. They can help you if you need advice on choosing the language centre or course that's right for you.

Though you can find lots of information on the internet, there is no substitute for talking with someone who knows about the courses, the providers, the different regions of the UK, and the costs. They can arrange accommodation and travel too.

Some agents charge a fee for advice, but most receive commission from the language centre so they can provide their advice free to students. To find an agency in your country, use our agency finder.

In many countries there are also agent associations that help to ensure good practice among agents. Find the best contact for you on our agent associations list.

If your country doesn't appear on the list, your local British Council office may be able to recommend some reputable agencies.

The British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

You will find lots of useful information about studying English in the UK on their Education UK website. This includes details of study and course options, and how to fund a trip.

The British Council have offices all around the world and many offer advice and resources to students thinking about studying in the UK. Find contact details for your local office here.

If you are preparing to come to study in the UK, read the British Council's First Steps pre-departure guide.