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Entry requirements for Sri Lanka

Language requirements

All students from outside the United Kingdom need to meet our English language requirements. These depend on whether you are applying for pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

If you don't achieve the required score, you may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Academic requirements

Level of entryGeneral qualification requirement
International Foundation Year
  • Sri Lankan O-levels and/or Sri Lankan A-levels (if grades are too low for direct entry onto an undergraduate course)


  • Sri Lankan A-Levels (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) or Cambridge A-Levels
  • Advanced entry is possible from relevant diploma or HND programmes
Postgraduate taught masters
  • A good bachelors degree from a recognised institution
Postgraduate research
  • A good postgraduate masters degree

*Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications/work experience may be taken into consideration.

You can also view our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Contact us

International enquiries
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 3411