Study in the UK

English courses for everyone

With a reputation for academic excellence, combined with a rich cultural heritage and diversity, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, the UK is the perfect destination to learn English.

There are a wide range of courses available, suitable for all ages and fluency levels, including: 

  • summer learning holidays for the whole family
  • intensive courses to help you thrive in your chosen career
  • year-long General English courses where you can fully immerse yourself in UK culture.

Find a course 

We recommend the following tools to find an accredited course:

  • English UK course finder – English UK is the national association of accredited English language centres in the UK. The course finder contains profiles of member institutions and their courses.
  • English in Britain course finder (best for searching on mobile) – English in Britain is an award-winning service guiding students and agents to the websites of accredited English language course providers in England, Scotland and Wales. The course finder contains profiles of subscriber organisations and their courses.

Be confident in your choice of English course

The British Council accreditation scheme, Accreditation UK, ensures you can be confident that you're getting the highest quality and value from your UK English course. We publish a list of all British Council-accredited centres in the UK and each centre's latest inspection or spot check report.

Use our free counselling service

If you need further guidance on finding and applying for an English language course, our experienced education counsellors can provide you with individual support and advice. We offer free individual counselling to help you find the best courses to suit your aims, needs and budget. We will also help you with the enrolment procedures.

What English courses are on offer

There are over 350 British Council accredited language centres throughout the UK and courses are available year round with a minimum stay of one week.

Types of courses vary and include:

  • General English
  • Exam preparation
  • Family programme
  • Young learner vacation courses
  • English for academic purposes
  • English for professional purposes
  • and many more.

The schools’ social programmes provide additional opportunities for communicating in English. The course price range is wide and depends on how many lessons per week you choose to take, whether you prefer to be in a larger or smaller class, how long you stay, which UK location you choose. The accommodation options are varied and can suit all budgets.

What we can do for you

We can:

  • help you search for, identify and select the most suitable English language courses and institutions
  • guide you through the application procedure
  • make the necessary contact with your chosen institutions
  • update you on the progress of your applications as soon as this is communicated to us by the institutions you've applied to
  • advise you on the payment procedure
  • advise you on accommodation options
  • arrange for someone to meet you at the airport, if you request this
  • provide you with the information you need about your course and stay in the UK.

How to use our free counselling service

Request form

Please fill in the request form (you can download it from the link below), send it by email to study.uk@britishcouncil.bg and our advisers will contact you within one working day. You are welcome to arrange a meeting in our office if you prefer.

Tailor-made offer

Within five working days following your conversation you will receive a tailor-made offer with three to five options for courses that meet your specific objectives and personal needs and preferences. Our advisers will make all the clarifications that you need in order to choose a course. As soon as you make your choice, our advisers will arrange the enrolment with the school, then you can pay your fees directly to the school.

Refundable deposit

You will need to pay a refundable deposit of 50 BGN to the British Council office before you receive your offer as a guarantee of your serious intention to enrol on an English language course. You will receive your deposit back within 10 working days after you pay the full fees to the school you have chosen. You will also receive a copy of our Terms and conditions with details about our service and the refund of the deposit.

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