International students
Sri Lanka

Information for students from Sri Lanka

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

Students who have taken A levels but not met the grade requirement can be considered for our Foundation Programmes.

Our foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.

Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:

Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.

International foundation courses


Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

We accept students who have taken the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level). Offers will generally be equivalent to the A-level requirements listed in the  undergraduate prospectus

Students taking APs or SATs should refer to our entry requirements for the  USA.

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

A four-year Bachelor Special Degree or a three-year Bachelor General Degree are acceptable for entry to our masters programmes.

Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Sri Lankan universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. If you are unsure, please  contact us for further information.

General Bachelor Degree (3 Years)

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)


60 - 69%

50 - 59%

Letter Grades

B to B+ or 3.3+

C+ to B- or 3.0


Special Bachelor Degree (4 Years)

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)


60 - 69%

50 - 59%

Letter Grades

B to B+

C+ to B-


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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a Master's degree of a good standard from a recognised University in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades and GPAs we typically require from Universities in Sri Lanka. These will vary depending on the University where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a  research proposal to submit with your application.

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Scholarships and funding


Sri Lankan students at Nottingham

  • A vibrant Sri Lankan student community including the Sri Lankan Society, which holds social events throughout the year.
  • An alumni community of over 450 alumni, from across all our campuses, currently domiciled in Sri Lanka.
  • Outstanding sports facilities and support with over 70 sports clubs
  • A range of sports scholarships aimed at providing support to the brightest and best talents in the sporting world.
  • Exchange programmes and study abroad links with more than 200 partner universities worldwide
  • The Nottingham Advantage Award offers students the chance to get involved in a range of extra- and co-cirricular modules designed to enhance employability, personal, and professional development.
  • Excellent careers support including work placements and part-time work opportunities
  • A range of support services for students, including academic, financial, and pastoral support.
  • On campus multi-faith prayer rooms, available to all faiths
  • Public prayer facilities across the city including churches, mosques and a Buddhist Meditation Centre
  • South Asian cuisine is widely available in Nottingham, and vegetarian and vegan diets are catered for in many restaurants in Nottingham and on campus

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 Alumni stories from Sri Lanka

Dr Janey Lowes - WeCare Worldwide

Dr Janey Lowes (Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2012) established the animal welfare charity WeCare Worldwide to use her expertise to treat Sri Lanka’s street dogs. Janey now manages a team of veterinary surgeons, nurses and volunteers, with ambitions well beyond the shores of Sri Lanka. Receiving one of the University’s prestigious Alumni Laureate Awards in 2017, this inspirational young vet explains why she is passionate about saving lives one paw at a time…

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Rohil Kapoor 

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Senior Recruitment Adviser for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, based in New Delhi


Official representatives

Our official representatives in Sri Lanka can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

About our overseas representatives

Meet us 

In Sri Lanka

We regularly travel to Sri Lanka to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in Sri Lanka

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham



Get in touch or connect online 


International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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