There are many international opportunities in science for individuals and organisations through the British Council.

We link scientists globally, encourage grass-roots discussion and promote science in education.

Opportunities include:

Connecting Classrooms: This global education programme provides a real-life global context for the STEM curriculum. Through building sustainable links and connecting with peers around the world, students can understand how environmental issues affect different countries, while teachers can share teaching experience and best practice with fellow teachers around the world.

Erasmus+: offers a range of funding opportunities for organisations involved in delivering education, training, youth and sport activities. Funding is available for mobility (study, work, volunteer, teach or train abroad), strategic partnerships (improve education and training, youth or sport practice) and policy development. 

IAESTE: The largest science and engineering student exchange programme in the world provides HE students in technical degrees with paid, course-related, training abroad and local employers with highly skilled, highly motivated trainees, for long or short term projects.

Research Collaboration: For scientists, we foster collaborative links between Northern Ireland researchers and the best scientists internationally. 

Public Engagement: Our work in public engagement includes supporting researchers in showcasing their work internationally, working with the brightest new talent in science communications and engaging the public directly with scientific subjects that affect society. FameLab is an exciting competition to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world. We run this in partnership with Cheltenham Festival and the NI Science Festival in Northern Ireland.

Capacity Building and STEM Education: We support capacity building of early career researchers and work to support STEM education and best practice, in order to ensure the future supply of scientists and engineers.

Newton Fund: The £375 million Newton Fund aims to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. By working together with partner countries on research and innovation programmes, Northern Ireland can build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships.