Why British Side?

British Side was established by British Council’s former experienced directors and education personnel, in 2006 in order to continue their high-quality education. To provide accurate and objective information based on our British Council experience and also enable our students to reach up-to-date resources are our main goals at our UK Education Counselling Services department which was opened in February 2007.

You will benefit from the many privileges we offer, which are:


We provide free education counselling service (including our visa counselling service)


All of our counsellors have completed their training about education in the UK and achieved their certificates in “Professional Award in Marketing UK Education” or “Promoting UK Education and Training”, which are organised by British Council.

For education training and to obtain up-to-date information on universities & courses, our counsellors regularly attend the seminars and meetings in the UK.


Our students may alternatively choose to benefit from such services offered by British Side English Language School as English Language course and exams that will facilitate their application process. 

We organise presentations and meetings with our university representatives, which take place at our Istanbul office several times in a year, for our students to meet each university representative and ask their queries in person.

We directly meet with students, during the educational presentations and seminars we organise, at many universities and high schools as well as during the education fairs in Turkey.


We prepare the students for their university applications by providing them a complete list of the documents required. We make sure that proper application is sent to and received by the relevant team of each university for assessment after checking all the documents in detail for each student.

While we closely follow up our students’ university applications ensuring that they receive the decisions in a timely manner, we support our students during the whole process of their accommodation and visa applications at the same time.

We provide the up-to-date scholarship information of the universities. Some of our previous students who obtained scholarships from the universities/other institutions are: Ferda Dumrul (Queen Mary University of London, LLM full scholarship), Gozde Aydin (Jean Monnet scholarship), Gizem Bicakci (University of Brighton International Student scholarship), Cansu Pala (Turkish Ministry of National Education scholarship). And there are many others.

We assist students to apply to various universities and English Language schools, directing them to the right school(s) based on not only their academic background but also their expectations. We represent and/or help students to enrol many universities in the UK such as: King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Warwick, SOAS University of London, University of Manchester… and many others. You can learn more about our previous students’ experience in the “Our Students” section.

We keep our students posted with our regular informative newsletters about new courses, scholarships and students’ experiences, etc.