International Country Calling Codes: A Student Guide

International Country Calling Codes: A Helpful Illustrative Guide 3

International country calling codes are necessary to understand when calling abroad to secure admission to a university. Many university admission teams work remotely now, and some of their enquiry telephone lines are often diverted. While making contacts via email might be convenient, don’t expect a quick response.

To dial an international number using international country calling codes, you should add the international direct dial (IDD) designations before the number when you want to make a call abroad.

Each university phone number has its IDD attached to its international number. For example, two codes must be added at the beginning of the international number to call a Canadian university if you are in Germany, the United Kingdom or Nigeria.

How can I identify international country calling codes when contacting universities abroad?

The majority of countries have a two-digit country code for international calls. France, for example, has the country code 33, India is 91, and the United Kingdom has the country code 44.

Unlike many other countries, the United States has a single country code 1. Thus, universities in the US will have an international number beginning with 1. There are smaller countries with three-digit international telephone codes, such as Luxembourg, which has 352 and the Republic of Ireland, which has 353.

International Country Calling Codes: A Helpful Illustrative Guide

Should I dial the local country dialling code when calling from abroad

You must add zero (0) when dialling a local number in some countries. Some might argue that you should omit the zero when placing a call. For example:

  • If you want to call a telephone number in the United Kingdom, you should dial the internal area code first (01223 (Cambridge area code)). If so, the number may look like this: 01223 999999. 

  • To call the same number outside of the UK, the area code does not need to be prefixed with a zero (0). In such a case, the number would be 1223 999999. But you need to also include the country code with the number 44 1223 999999.

  • If you want to dial the same number from Canada, for instance, you would need to dial double one (11) first, because it is required for Canada to first initiate an international phone call before including the destination number. As a result, to dial the UK from Canada, the phone number will be 11 44 1223 999999.

Placing a call using international country calling codes when making enquiries

If you are moving to a new country or have not travelled abroad before, either for studies or holiday, placing a phone call using international country calling codes from home can be a bit challenging.

For example, suppose you are travelling from the United States and are familiar with dialling 011 before the country code of an international call. In that case, you might be confused by the European calling system, where you need to dial 00. 

By way of example, let us assume you want to calling a UK number from abroad. It will most likely be written as follows:

  • +44 0123 999999
  • 011 44 0123 999999
  • 00 44 0123 999999

Making an international call using international country calling codes

In summary, you need to do the following steps below when you call an international number using international country calling codes:

  1. Check on the university website (usually in the footer) for the correct and complete telephone number
  2. If you cannot find the phone number on their website, you may be able to find it on their social media channels, e.g. Facebook or LinkedIn.
  3. After you have been provided with the number, dial the international direct dial 00, 11 or 011 for many universities abroad.
  4. Don’t forget to insert the designated country code (see list below).
  5. Also, dial the target number. Ensure the first zero has been removed if it was there in the first place.

If you encounter difficulties dialling the college or university using international country calling codes, you should contact the local operator at your university and ask for assistance. 

To find out the best countries to study abroad, read our article for a comprehensive analysis.

Identifying international country calling codes worldwide

CountryCountry CodesInternational PrefixNational Prefix
Afghanistan+93000
Albania+355000
Algeria+213007
American Samoa+68400 
Andorra+37600 
Angola+244000
Anguilla+1-2640111
Antarctica+672  
Antigua+1-2680111
Argentina+54000
Armenia+374008
Aruba+29700 
Ascension+24700 
Australia+610011(Voice)
0015(fax)
0
Australian External Territories+672000
Austria+43000
Azerbaijan+994008
Bahamas+1-242001
Bahrain+97300 
Bangladesh+880000
Barbados+1-2460111
Belarus+3758~108
Belgium+32000
Belize+501000
Benin+22900 
Bermuda+1-441*0111
Bhutan+97500 
Bolivia+5910010-Entel
0012-Teledata
0013-Boliviatel
010-Entel
012-Teledata
013-Boliviatel
Bosnia & Herzegovina+387000
Botswana+26700 
Brazil+550014-Brazil Telecom
0015-Telefonica
0021-Embratel
0023-Intelig
0031-Telemar
014-Brazil Telecom
015-Telefonica
021-Embratel
023-Intelig
031-Telemar
0-Mobile
British Virgin Islands+1-284*00111
Brunei Darussalam+673*000
Bulgaria+359000
Burkina Faso+22600 
Burundi+25700 
Cambodia+855010
Cameroon+23700 
Canada+10111
Cape Verde Islands+2380 
Cayman Islands+1-345*0111
Central African Republic+23600 
Chad+23515 
Chatham Islands (New Zealand)+6400 
Chile+560000
China (PRC)+86000
Christmas Island+61
08 from Australia
000
Colombia+57005-Orbitel
007-ETB
009-Telecom
#555-Bellsouth
#999-Comcel
03 -mobiles
05-Orbitel
07-ETB
09-Telecom
Comoros+26900 
Congo+24200 
Congo(Democratic Republic of)+24300 
Cook Islands+6820000
Costa Rica+50600 
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)+22500
Croatia+38500
Cuba+531190
Cyprus+35700none
Czech Republic+4200095200none
Denmark+4500none
Diego Garcia+24600 
Djibouti+25300 
Dominica+1-767*0111
Dominican Republic+1-809*0111
East Timor+67000 
Easter Island+5600 
Ecuador+593000
Egypt+20000
El Salvador+50300
144+00
 
Equatorial Guinea+24000 
Eritrea+291000
Estonia+37200 
Ethiopia+251000
Falkland Islands+50000 
Faroe Islands+29800 
Fiji Islands+67900 
Finland+35800,990,994,9990
France+3300-France Telecom
40-Tele 2
50-Omnicom
70-Le 7 Cegetel
90-9 Telecom
0
French Antilles+59600 
French Guiana+59400 
French Polynesia+68900 
Gabonese Republic+24100 
Gambia+22000 
Georgia+9958**108**
Germany+49000
Ghana+23300 
Gibraltar+35000 
Greece+3000 
Greenland+29900None
Grenada+1-4730111
Guadeloupe+59000 
Guam+1-671*0111
Guatemala+50200
130+00
147-00
None
Guinea Bissau+24500 
Guinea+224000
Guyana+5920010
Haiti+509000
Honduras+504000
Hong Kong+852000
Hungary+360006
Iceland+354000
India+91000
Indonesia+62001,0080
Iran+98000
Iraq+964000
Ireland+35300
048 Northern Ireland
0
Israel+97200
012
013
014
0
Italy+3900 
Jamaica+1-876*0111
Japan+81001
010
0061
0041
0
Jordan+962000
Kazakhstan+78**108
Kenya+2540000
Kiribati+686000
Korea (North)+850000
Korea (South)+82001,002,007000,082
Kuwait+965000
Kyrgyz Republic+996000
Laos+856000
Latvia+371000
Lebanon+961000
Lesotho+266000
Liberia+2310022
Libya+218000
Liechtenstein+42300None
Lithuania+370008
Luxembourg+35200None
Macao+853000
Macedonia+389000
Madagascar+261000
Malawi+26500 
Malaysia+60000
Maldives+960000
Mali Republic+223000
Malta+356000
Marshall Islands+6920111
Martinique+596000
Mauritania+222000
Mauritius+230000
Mayotte Island+26900 
Mexico+520001
Micronesia+6910111
Midway Island+1-808*0111
Moldova+373000
Monaco+377000
Mongolia+9760010
Montserrat+1-664*0111
Morocco+21200 
Mozambique+258000
Myanmar+9500 
Namibia+264000
Nauru+674000
Nepal+977000
Netherlands+31000
Netherlands Antilles+599000
Nevis+1-869*0111
New Caledonia+687000
New Zealand+64000
Nicaragua+505000
Niger+227000
Nigeria+2340090
Niue+683000
Norfolk Island+67200None
Northern Marine Islands+1-670*0111
Norway+4700None
Oman+968000
Pakistan+92000
Palau+680011 
Panama+5070
088+00
055+00
0
Papua New Guinea+67505 
Paraguay+5950020
Peru+51000
Philippines+63000
Poland+480**00
Portugal+35100 882None
Puerto Rico+1-787 or +10111
Qatar+974000
Reunion Island+262000
Romania+40000
Russia+78**108**
Rwanda+250000
St. Helena+29000 
St. Kitts/Nevis+1-869*0111
St Lucia+1-758*0111
St. Pierre & Miquelon+508000
St. Vincent & Grenadines+1-784*0111
San Marino+378000
Sao Tomo and Principe+239000
Saudi Arabia+966000
Senegal+221000
Serbia & Montenegro+381000
Seychelles Republic+248000
Sierra Leone+232000
Singapore+65001
002
008
012
013
018
019
none
Slovak Republic+421000
Slovenia+386000
Solomon Islands+67700 
Somalia+25200 
South Africa+27090
Spain+3400 
Sri Lanka+94000
Sudan+249000
Suriname+59700 
Swaziland+26800 
Sweden+46000
Switzerland+41000
Syria+96300 
Taiwan+886002 
Tajikistan+9928~108
Tanzania+2550110
Thailand+660010
Togolese Republic+22800 
Tokelau+690001
Tonga Islands+67600 
Trinidad & Tobago+1-8680111
Tunisia+216000
Turkey+90999
Turkmenistan+9938~108
Turks & Caicos Islands+1~6490111
Tuvalu+68800 
Uganda+2560000
Ukraine+3808**108
United Arab Emirates+97100 
United Kingdom+44000
USA Area Codes+10111
US Virgin Islands+1-340*0111
Uruguay+598000
Uzbekistan+9988**108
Vanuatu+67800 
Vietnam+8400 
Venezuela+58000
Yemen+9988**108
Zambia+26000 
Zimbabwe+26300 
International Country Calling Codes

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