University of Colombo

country rank  1
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 has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Horana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, University of Colombo is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), 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 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 Identity

Name
Name කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
Acronym
Founded 1921
Motto Wisdom Enlightens

University Location

Address 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha
Colombo (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
00700 Western Province
Sri Lanka
T +94 (11) 258 1835
F +94 (11) 258 3810
Other locations Horana

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)

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
+94

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

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020