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 Office Team
The International Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.
Please visit our contact us page for details.
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.
If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:
- Economics and Management
- Engineering and Technology
- Society and Culture
We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.
Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
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) 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.
Scholarships and funding opportunities
Students from Sri Lanka who start a postgraduate law degree (LLM) in 2018 are eligible for a 15% fee discount.
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.
Discover what it's like to study at Leicester by reading our international student profiles.
Other sources of information