prospective students

Admission Requirements

Students for exchange programs will be nominated by their home university. Please contact the International Office of your University for selection criteria.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are waived under certain exchange agreements. Please contact the International Office of your University for further details.

** Students of La Trobe University, Australia and Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany are exempt from tuition fees during their study period at the University of Colombo.


Students will be responsible for accommodation and living expenses. The International Unit of the University of Colombo will assist prospective students to find suitable accommodation during their stay in Colombo. Please contact the Coordinator well in advance of your arrival for information about housing. (See Accommodation and Life in ColomboPre-departure & Arrival in Sri LankaDiscover Colombo for more details).

English Language Requirements

A majority of lectures at the University of Colombo are conducted in English. Prospective students are therefore expected to be competent in writing, speaking, listening and comprehension skills required for academic work.  Students may be required to produce a writing sample of their work in English depending on the course they wish to offer and the requirements of the relevant Department.