Every application of the admission should be made in the prescribed form obtainable from the University Grants Commission.
a) Children of Sri Lankan diplomats seeking admission to universities in Sri Lanka should forward their applications to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs & University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07, through the Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.
b) Foreign students seeking admission to universities in Sri Lanka should forward their applications to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs & University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of applicant’s country and the Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.
c) Sri Lankan students with foreign qualifications should send their applications direct to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs & University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07.
d) Every application should be accompanied by a Bank Draft of US $ 10/- payable to the University Grants Commission, being the application processing fee. Applications which do not accompany the application processing fee will not be considered for admission.
e) All Pakistani Nationals seeking admission to Universities in Sri Lanka should obtain the concurrence of the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad and attach the original of the ‘No objection Certificate’ to their applications.
f) It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his/her application is accompanied by all relevent supporting documents. All documents must be certified by the relavent authorities.
g) Each application for admission should reach the Additional Secretary/Academic Affairs & University Admissions of the University Grants Commission at least 03 months prior to the proposed date of admission.
h) Failure to submit the relevent documents and certificates along with the application may result in rejection of the application for university admission under the foreign quota.
i) Closing date for applications for the academic year 2011/2012 will be on 15th May 2012.
The number of places reserved for this category of students is very limited and at present it is upto 0.5 % of the total number of places available in each course of study. Selections of candidates with foreign qualifications are based on the following order of priority;
a) Children of Sri Lankan diplomatic personnel who are/have been stationed in other countries.
b) Children of foreign diplomatic personnel working in Sri Lanka.
c) Applicants from SAARC countries who seek admission on a self financing basis.
d) Sri Lankan applicants not covered under (a) above.
e) Other foreign applicants not covered under (b) or (c) above.
Upto 4.5 % of the places over and above the proposed intake in each course of study will be allocated to foreign students and Sri Lankan students who have obtained qualifications abroad on fee levying basis. Accordingly, candidates who have foreign qualifications equivalent to G.C.E.(A/L) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply.
Once the selections are finalized, the sucessful candidates will be so informed by the University Grants Commission. Such candidates should make arrangements to get themselves registered at the Universities which they will be assigned as early as possible in consultation with the Senior Assistant Registrar/ Assistant Registrar (Student Registration) of the University.
All prospective foreign students should note that the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka will not convert a tourist visa to a student visa. Therefore, no person who wishes to gain admission to a University should enter the country on a tourist visa and they should make arrangements to obtain visas in advance.