Sri Lanka

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Sri Lanka.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Sri Lankan student community.


Your International Officer

portrait of Shahid HussainThe International Officer for Sri Lanka is Shahid Hussain.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.


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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you do not meet the entry requirements for a Bachelors degree you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate programme at Leicester.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you have completed the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Your offer will normally be equivalent to the UK A-level requirements, so please see individual course pages for information about entry requirements.
  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Sri Lankan university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a four-year Bachelor Special Degree or a three-year Bachelor General Degree with an overall grade of 60% (depending on the subject that you wish to study) can be considered for entry to a Master's degree.

For more information about courses please see individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a four-year Bachelor Special Degree or a three-year Bachelor General Degree from a recognised Sri Lankan university with an overall grade of 60%, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.


Sri Lankan student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 10 students from Sri Lanka.

students walking around Oadby Student VillageDiscover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles.


Student Societies

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