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Entry requirements for Sri Lankan students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Sri Lankan education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Sri Lanka and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have successfully completed Sri Lankan A-levels and have the required grades for your course.
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have been awarded a four-year Bachelor's degree by a recognised higher education institution in Sri Lanka, you can apply for a taught postgraduate degree at BU.
  • Research programmes
    ​You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.