University of Colombo

University of Colombo Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 2800

University Overview

The University of Colombo was founded in 1921 and is a non-profit public higher education institution situated in the urban environment of Colombo (population range of 500,000-1,000,000), Western Province. Horana is home to a branch campus of this school. The University of Colombo is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Sri Lankan higher education institution that is officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Colombo provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees like as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 99-year-old Sri Lankan university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and candidates’ previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services at the University of Colombo.

University of Colombo Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Colombo
Founded 1921
Motto Wisdom Enlightens

University Location

Address 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha Colombo 00700 Western Province Sri Lanka
Tel +94 (11) 258 1835
Fax +94 (11) 258 3810
Other locations Horana

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office College House, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha Colombo

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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