It is compulsory to obtain resident/student visa to study in Sri Lanka. In order for that you may have to enter to the country with Entry visa. Please note that visiting/ tourist visa would not permit you to commence your studies.

If you require assistance with obtaining a visa to enter Sri Lanka for the period of study at the University of Colombo please contact the International Office of the University of Colombo, leaving a period of at least three months for the processing of the visa.

For more information regarding obtaining a Sri Lankan visa visit official website of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka.

The official website of the Bandranayake International Airport (BIA) provides answers to all your questions regarding Arrival in Sri Lanka, Immigration and Customs regulations, Baggage, Banks and Currency exchange.

Once you arrive in Sri Lanka, you can easily arrange for transport from the Airport to the University of Colombo through the 24 hour Airport Taxi Service.