University of Kelaniya

University of Kelaniya Ranking

country rank: 5
world rank: 5089

University Overview

The University of Kelaniya ranking, founded in 1959, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the tiny city of Kelaniya (population range of 50,000-249,999), Western Province. University of Kelaniya ranking (UOK) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 2,000-2,999 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 Kelaniya (UOK) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 61-year-old Sri Lankan higher-education school has a rigorous admission criteria based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. A library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services, are all available to students at UOK.

University of Kelaniya Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Kelaniya
Acronym UOK
Founded 1959
Motto Self-purification is by insight
Colours Dark maroon

University Location

Address Dalugama Kelaniya 11600 Western Province Sri Lanka
Tel +94 (11) 2 903 903
Fax +94 (11) 2 903 903

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 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 Dalugama Kelaniya 11600 (11) 2 903 903

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

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