University of Peradeniya

country rank  4
world rank  3587

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University Overview

Established in 1942, University of Peradeniya is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Peradeniya (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Central Province. This institution also has a branch campus in Mahailluppallama and Dodangolla. Officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya (UPDN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Sri Lankan higher education institution. University of Peradeniya (UPDN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 78 years old Sri Lankan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Sri Lankan higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UPDN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය
Acronym UPDN
Founded 1942
Motto Sarvasva Locanam Sastram
Knowledge is the Eye Unto All
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address University Park
Peradeniya
20400 Central Province
Sri Lanka
Tel +94 (81) 238 8301
Fax +94 (81) 238 8151
Other locations Mahailluppallama and Dodangolla

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 students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office University Park
Peradeniya 20400


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
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 Peradeniya's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
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)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021