Tuesday 18 September 2018

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We greatly value our mutually beneficial relationship with the Romanian Ministry of Education and have been working together for over two decades to support educational and cultural exchange between Romania and the UK, as well as to promote and strengthen reform in key educational areas.

The British Council in Romania continues to be an authorised Cambridge Assessment English examination centre. Cambridge Assessment English examinations which are held with the support of the British Council are recognised and accepted in accordance with Order MENCS no. 5905/2016. We deliver English language examinations to the highest international standards.

A small number of specific agreements have lapsed between the British Council in Romania and the Romanian Ministry of Education, among which one relating to the development of the National English Language Baccalaureate Examination and the National English Language Olympiad. However, such agreements do not entirely cover our overarching status in Romania. 

We are currently in discussion with the Ministry of Education regarding the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two institutions, and we are hopeful that this will be finalised and signed in the near future. This agreement however does not change the status of British Council Romania as an authorised Cambridge Assessment English examination centre or the recognition of its certificates. 

The British Council and the Ministry of Education work together on several initiatives to support mutual understanding between the UK and Romania, and we look forward to developing our collaboration with the Ministry of Education into the future.

Notes to Editor

For further details, please contact:

Sonia Constantin
Digital Communications Manager

British Council România 
Calea Dorobanților nr. 14, București 

Tel:  021 307 9654 / 0743 163 504

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.

The British Council has been active in Romania since 1938. In 2018 we are celebrating 80 years of cultural relations between the United Kindgom and Romania. For more information about British Council activity in Romania, please visit our About Us section. 

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