Study in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, a geographically strategic island nation in the region, makes it an ideal location for international students who are seeking high quality education at affordable prices.

A brief history of the higher education system in Sri Lanka


The Ceylon Medical College was established in 1870 and marked the beginning of modern higher education in Sri Lanka. Subsequently the University College of Colombo affiliated to the University of London, was established in 1921. The University of Ceylon was instituted on 1st of July 1942 by the Ceylon University Ordinance No.20 of 1942. Until 1999 only State universities were allowed to grant undergraduate degrees however this has changed since then. There are 15 universities in Sri Lanka that come under the University Grants Commission (UGC), 02 Universities that come under the purview of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).

The following websites contain comprehensive details for foreign students wishing to pursue higher studies in Sri Lanka:


Why study in Sri Lanka


In its quest for education excellence, Sri Lanka has the ability to offer all international students a peaceful and friendly environment; an established education system; accredited and high quality programmes; low cost of living and tuition fees. You can be assured of heading home with more than just a tertiary qualification.

Listed below are some of the valid reasons as to why Sri Lanka should be your ultimate and preferred destination for your pursuit of education abroad: