Foreign Students

Degree Programme

The university system in Sri Lanka operates within the framework laid down in the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978. The selection of students for admission to undergraduate courses in the universities is a task assigned to the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the above Act. Accordingly, at present the UGC selects students for admission to undergraduate courses in the following fourteen (14) National Universities, three (03) Campuses and five (05) Institutes which have been set up under the Universities Act.

  • University of Colombo
  • University of Peradeniya
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • University of Kelaniya
  • University of Moratuwa
  • University of Jaffna
  • University of Ruhuna
  • Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
  • University of the Visual & Performing Arts
  • Sripalee Campus
  • Trincomalee Campus
  • Vavuniya Campus
  • Institute of Indigenous Medicine
  • Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute
  • University of Colombo School of Computing
  • Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts, University of Jaffna

University Admissions

The University system in Sri Lanka operates within the framework laid down by the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978. Selection of students for admission to undergraduate courses in universities is assigned to the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the above Act. Accordingly, at present the UGC selects students for admission to undergraduate courses for 14 National universities and 4 institutes, which have been set up under the Universities Act.

In addition to admission of students with local qualifications, special provisions have been made for admission of a limited number of students with foreign qualifications also to follow undergraduate courses of study leading to bachelor’s degrees, annually.

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Scholarships for Foreign Students