'Many UK institutions appoint local representatives, commonly called "agents" in Sri Lanka to assist them with promoting their courses and advising students on how to gain admission.'
Many UK education institutions work with local agents/representatives in Sri Lanka. The university, college or school enter into an agreement with an agent to represent their institution to assist students in Sri Lanka who consider studying in the UK. An increasing number of students are using the services of agents who provide advice on study, assistance with applications, accommodation and travel.
The British Council supports agents representing accredited UK institutions. We want to make sure that we help agents to provide good quality advice to enable students to make informed decisions about their future. That's why we've established the Education UK agent training programme to share our expertise and knowledge about UK education. The training covers all aspects of studying and living in the UK including the range of education options available, progression routes and advice and information regarding visas and immigration.
The agents list is updated monthly (last Thursday of the month) on this website.
Disclaimer: British Council is not responsible for the actions of any agent.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE AGENT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY APPOINTED BY THE INSTITUTION?
The easiest way to verify this would be by looking on the institution's website under 'International Students' to see if the agent is listed or to contact the International Office directly to ask them if the agent has been officially appointed. Alternatively you can contact the Education Information Service, British Council Sri Lanka for guidance.
WHO IS IN THE LIST?
Although there are many agents operating in Sri Lanka, we have only listed the agents & representatives that have completed an Education UK agent training programme with the British Council Sri Lanka.
HOW TO INCLUDE YOUR AGENT/AGENCY NAME TO THE LIST?
Register your company/organisation with the British Council. Please complete the registration form and hand over to Education UK Office, British council Sri Lanka or email a scanned copy to email@example.com.
Complete the Education UK agent training programme conducted by the British Council Sri Lanka.
The British Council Sri Lanka conducts Education UK agent training programmes once in three months. Please register your company and complete the training in order to get eligible to enter your details to the British Council web listing.
Agents list will be updated on the last Thursday of every month.