University of Kelaniya

country rank  5
world rank  3246

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University Overview

Established in 1959, University of Kelaniya is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kelaniya (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Western Province. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, University of Kelaniya is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Kelaniya offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name කැළණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
Founded 1959
Motto Self-purification is by insight

University Location

Address Dalugama
Kelaniya (population range: 50,000-249,999)
11600 Western Province
Sri Lanka
T +94 (11) 291 1391
F +94 (11) 291 3857

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Dalugama
Kelaniya 11600

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018