University of Colombo

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world rank  1312

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University Overview

Established in 1921, University of Colombo is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Colombo (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Western Province. This institution also has a branch campus in Horana. Officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, University of Colombo is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Sri Lankan higher education institution. University of Colombo offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 99 years old Sri Lankan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. University of Colombo also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
Acronym
Founded 1921
Motto Wisdom Enlightens

University Location

Address 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha
Colombo
00700 Western Province
Sri Lanka
Tel +94 (11) 258 1835
Fax +94 (11) 258 3810
Other locations Horana

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
International
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office College House, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha
Colombo


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Colombo's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020