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Study in Sri Lanka
If you are looking for somewhere to complete your higher education, begin a rewarding career path and experience the diverse culture of Asia, then Sri Lanka should be on the top of your list. With centres offering world class education at affordable prices, a comparatively low cost of living and a multicultural, multi-lingual society, an education in Sri Lanka will perfectly suit your needs.
Sri Lanka is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the coast of South India in South Asia. Approximately 100 American students study abroad in Sri Lanka each year. Sri Lanka is a diverse country, home to many religions, ethnicities and languages where Sinhala and Tamil are the official languages, but English is widely spoken. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka date back to 29 BC. Sri Lanka contains tropical forests and diverse landscapes with a high amount of biodiversity, more reasons students consider study abroad in Sri Lanka.
Below you will find our list of Study Abroad programs in Sri Lanka. It is an index to international education in Sri Lanka listing university level study abroad, internships, volunteer and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad.
Higher Education in Sri Lanka
Higher education in Sri Lanka is strictly controlled by the government. At one time, the government actually owned all of the institutions of higher learning. Now there are four types of higher education institutes of learning.
- Public institutes controlled by the University Grants Commission
- Public institutes not controlled by the University Grants Commission
- Private non-profit institutes
- Private institutes
While there are private institutions of higher learning, these are very difficult to find, and they seem to be autonomous only in theory. In one way or the other, they are all ruled by the Sri Lankan government and are monitored closely.
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