University of Peradeniya

country rank  4
world rank  3243

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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 medium-sized town of Peradeniya (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Central Province. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Mahailluppallama, Dodangolla. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya (UPDN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational 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 76 years old 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, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

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 (population range: 10,000-49,999)
20400 Central Province
Sri Lanka
T +94 (81) 238 8301
F +94 (81) 238 8151
Other locations Mahailluppallama, Dodangolla

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office University Park
Peradeniya 20400

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Peradeniya's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

Year of first Accreditation


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018