British Council Rwanda



The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We have been recognised as a world leader in English teaching since our creation and we have an unrivaled record in the provision of support to governments wishing to improve the teaching and learning of English in their systems and institutions.Our work in Rwanda includes:

English Language Teaching
Supporting Rwanda Education Board with technical assistance in prioritising English as the language of instruction in schools
Connecting Classrooms – building partnerships between schools in Sub Saharan Africa and the UK

The British Council also offers an exams service:
IELTS: the International English language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe (
ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
UK university exams for international students


Physical Address:  RMI (Muhima Campus), KN 87 Street, PO Box 2031, Kigali, Rwanda

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2031, Kigali-Rwanda

Directions to find Country Office: We are next to Rwanda Management Institute (RMI) formerly known as Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management (RIAM). 200m down the hill from the National Institute of Statistics, take a right by the sign for the British Council.

Began work in Rwanda in year: 2008

Organization Leadership:

  • Country Director: Sheilagh Neilson

Cell Phone:+250788382797

  • Head of English for Education Systems  Tanya Cotter
Cell Phone:+250789175559

Areas of Operation:

  • Curriculum Development: All Districts
  • Teacher Training : All Districts
  • Adult Literacy: All Districts
  • Resources & Equipment: All Districts
  • English Language Learning: All Districts