University of Sri Jayewardenepura

International Affairs Division

University of Sri Jayewardenepura has a long history of which dates back to 1873. Established by Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero, the institution has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence.

Today, University of Sri Jayewardenepura has eight faculties in total: Humanities and Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Management Studies and Commerce, Medical Sciences, Graduate Studies, Technology, Engineering and Allied Health Sciences.

With the concept of strengthening the international relationships of USJP, The International Affairs Division has embarked its journey to enhance global relations, establish new research opportunities and provide platforms for academic exchanges(include head of the division, the main objective).

USJP can be seen as the ideal place to construct valuable and innovative research projects with international partners.

Why study at USJP and Objectives

Why study at USJP

  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura offers internationally recognized degrees, with strong curriculum.
  • Innovative teaching methods, offering students with hands-on industry experience and providing the very best support for the students.
  • The variety of pathways and courses offers to meet your dream profession and the diverse market.
  • USJP promotes independent and practical education, which leads to graduates with job ready skills.
  • University’s strong international partnerships provides students with various research opportunities.
  • The diversity of the student body.

 

Objectives  

  • To create new research opportunities for both international and local students to improve the present research network.
  • To improve the existing collaborations and to develop new programs for the students to participate and learn.
  • To develop new opportunities abroad for local students, construct and improve curricula through international connections.
  • To help students achieve their targets and develop the existing research network.
  • To organize joint symposiums, conferences, workshops and other learning activities.
  • To create a platform where students can work on their ideas with partner institutions and strengthen their work.
  • To improve distance learning programs for students.

Study Courses & Scholarships

Study Courses

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Management  Studies and Commerce

Faculty of Engineering

 

Scholarships

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP) Program

The Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professional (SISGP) program is a part of the Swedish government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the United National 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Scholarship program is looking for young professionals with excellent academic qualifications who have demonstrated work and leadership experience and have the ambition to make a difference by working with issues that contribute to a just and sustainable development in their home country.

Eligibility:

– Applicants must have applied and secured admission to an eligible Master Program

– Must have sufficient work experience (minimum of 3,000 hrs. of demonstrated employment)

– Must have demonstrated leadership experience from your current or previous employment

Deadline for application – 28th February 2022

For more details, visit

https://si.se/en/apply/scholarships/swedish-institute-scholarships-for-global-professionals/

Prospective Students

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to Universities in Sri Lanka.

  1. Applicants are advised to attach to their applications the original letter obtained from the Examinations Board concerned, to prove that their educational qualifications are equivalent to the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination of Sri Lanka or their educational qualifications are considered for admission to a university in their own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Applicants should ensure that all required passes are obtained in one and the same sitting under a recognized Board of Examinations subject to the rules set out by the Education Authority of the country concerned.
  3. Applicants should attach to their applications the certified copies of the educational certificate and the statement of results of their qualifying examination. (The copy of the educational certificate and the statement of results should be certified by the relevant Examinations Board which conducted the examination concerned).

 

The eligible candidates for admission under this special provision are;

  1. Candidates with foreign passports
  2. Candidates with Sri Lankan passports

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English is the medium of instructions for most of the degree programs which are offered by University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Accordingly, an applicant whose primary language is not English or whose previous education has been conducted in another language, must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instructions, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions. Therefore, applicants whose primary language is not English or whose previous education has not been in English must provide evidence of proficiency in English,

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Minimum 79

English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum 6.5

 

Students may be required to produce a writing sample of their work in English depending on the course they wish to offer and the requirements of the relevant Department. 

Visa Process

For Entry Visa

  1. Covering letter of University/ Institute to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  2. Recommendation of Vice Chancellor of the University/ Head of the Institute for the covering letter to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  3. Certified copy of the passport of the applicant.
  4. Certified copy of the selection letter which has been sent by the University/ Institute informing the student.
  5. Police/ security clearance report for the student which had obtained from his/ her country of residence.

 

For Residence Area

  1. Covering letter of University/ Institute to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  2. Recommendation of Vice Chancellor of the University/ Head of the Institute for the covering letter to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  3. Certified copy of the passport of the applicant.
  4. Applications of Residence Visa recommendation of Vice Chancellor/ Head of the Institution and official seal.
  5. Landing Entry/ Learning Entry visa of applicant (compulsory).

 

For the extension of Residence Visa.

  1. Covering letter of University/ Institute to the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  2. Recommendation of Vice Chancellor of University/ Head of the Institute for the Department of Immigration and Emigration.
  3. Certified copy of the passport of applicant.
  4. Recommendation of Vice-Chancellor of the University/ Head of the Institute for the extension of the Residence Visa.
  5. Details of students who apply for the extension.
  6. If extension of Residence visa for lecturers is in the term of MoU, the full name and the signed date of MoU.
  7. Prior approval letter obtained from the Secretary of Line Ministry for the service of Lecturer on a payment basis.

 

CHECK LIST FOR DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION

For candidates with Sri Lankan passports
  1. Advanced Level Certificates & Statement of Results certified by the relevant Examinations Board. (Please note that the certificates certified by the schools, embassies or certificates without the original certification will not be accepted)
  2. Certified copies of the candidate’s passports (with visa) covering the period studied
  3. Originals of the Foreign & Sri Lankan (if any) School Leaving Certificates of the candidate covering the period studied abroad.
  4. Certified copy of the candidate’s Birth Certificate.
  5. Originals of the Service Certificate/s of the Father/Mother/Guardian (only if parents expired) covering the period worked abroad.
  6. Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka forwarding the applications of the children of Sri Lankan diplomats worked/working abroad [Category (a)].
  7. Originals of the Service Certificate/s (issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka) of parents who are Sri Lankan diplomats worked/working abroad, covering the six year period immediately prior to their child sitting the qualifying examination.
  8. Certified copies (certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka) of the Letters of Assignment of parents who are Sri Lankan diplomats worked/working abroad, covering the six year period immediately prior to their child sitting the qualifying examination.
  1. Certified copies of parents’/guardians’ passports (with visa) covering the period worked abroad
  2. Documentary evidences to prove that the Guardian has been legally appointed, if parents expired.
  3. Original letters issued by the banks stating the bank balances of the Father/Mother/Guardian in relevant foreign currencies (currency of the relevant country they have/are worked/ working) as documentary evidences in proof of the availability of sufficient funds [Not relevant for children of Sri Lankan diplomats(Category a)].
  4. Certified copy of the certificate of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) if the qualification considered is a High School Diploma.
  5. Certified copy of the certificate of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if studied in a language other than English.
  6. Proof of the payment of US $ 100 as the Application Processing Fee.

 

For candidates with Foreign passports
  1. Advanced Level Certificates & Statement of Results certified by the relevant Examinations Board. (Please note that the certificates certified by the schools, embassies or certificates without the original certification will not be accepted)
  2. Original of the School Leaving Certificate from which the candidate sat the qualifying examination
  3. Certified copy of the candidate’s Birth Certificate/National Identity Card
  4. Certified copy of the candidate’s Citizenship Certificate (if any)
  5. Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka forwarding the applications of the children of foreign diplomats worked/working in Sri Lanka [Category (b)].
  6. Originals of the Service Certificate/s (issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka) of parents who are foreign diplomats worked/working in Sri Lanka.
  7. Certified copies (certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka) of the Letters of Assignment of parents who are foreign diplomats worked/working in Sri Lanka.
  8. Original letters issued by the banks stating the bank balances of the Father/Mother/Guardian in relevant foreign currencies (currency of their own country) as documentary evidences in proof of the availability of sufficient funds.
  9. Certified copy of the certificate of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) if the qualification considered is a High School Diploma.
  10. Certified copy of the certificate of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if studied in a language other than English.
  11. Proof of the payment of US $ 100 as the Application Processing Fee.

 

Important: A scanned copy of the application (in PDF format) including all its attachments should also be forwarded to foreignadmissions@ugc.ac.lk in parallel to posting the hardcopy of the application, on or before the closing date. Failure to send the scanned copy may cause delays in processing your application.

Collaborations

Country Name of the of University / Institution Faculty / Center
Australia University of Newcastle FMS
Edith Cowan University FAS
Deakin University FMSC
University of Western Australia  
Queensland University of Technology Interdisipilary Center for Innovation in Biotechnology & Neuroscience
Austria IAEA FAS
Canada Mount Royal University FHSS
Lakeland College FAS
University of Calgary FGS
China Beijing Institute of Technology FHSS
Silk Road Innovation Academy, Chongqing Jiaotong University FAS
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences FGS
The School of Management, Xi’an Jiatong University FMSC
Czech Republic Tomas Bata University FAS
England University of Cambridge FMS
Sheffield Hallam University Higher education Corporation FMSC
Germany University of Applied Sciences Trier FGS
India Deccan college, Post Graduate and Research Institution, Deemed Univeristy FHSS
Parvatibai Chowgule college of arts and sciences FHSS
The Teri School of Advanced Studies FGS
CT Institude of Engineering Management & Technology FMSC
Lovely Professional University FMSC
Japan Meijo University FHSS
Japan Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University FHSS
Japan Nagoya University FHSS
Japan Chuo University FHSS
Japan Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research, Department of Zoology
New Zealand The Product Accelerator – New Zealand FOT
Norway University of Agder, Norway FMS
Phillippines Misamis University FAS
Phillippines Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology FAS
South Korea Dongguk University FHSS
South Korea Daegu Haany University Medical Center  
Sweden University of Gothenburg FMS
Sweden Kristianstad University FMS
Sweden Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg FMS
Taiwan Laboratory for professor Yu-Chung Chiang, Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University FMS
Thailand Asian Institute of Technology FAS
United Kingdom University of York FMS
United Kingdom RICS FMSC
USA Chemibio, USA FMS
USA Research Trianglr Institute International, USA FMS
  WHO Global Service Center FMS
  ID-Fish Technology FMS
  GAFSU FHSS
  UNDP FHSS
  World Wildlife Fund FAS
  UNICEF FGS
  Environmental Resources and Research Center FGS
  ACCA FMSC

Obtaining approvals for International MOUs/ Agreements

Internal Approval
  1. Checklist  (Download)
  2. Justification format (Download)
  3. Recommendation of the faculty board, senate (if available)
  4. Complete set of MOU/ Agreement including schedules and Annexures
  5. Renewal – Certified copy of the previous MOU/ Agreement

 

External Approval

Obtaining relevant approvals for the new MOUs/renewal of existing MOUs had been stipulated by the following regulations; 

  • UGC/CH/7/1 dated 05.06.2018, letter No. UGC/S/PA/111 dated 03.08.2018, UGC/S/PA/111 dated 22.01.2019 
  • Circular No. PS/SP/SB/Circular/06/2019 dated 2019.12.19 issued by the Presidential Secretariat on the above subject.
  1. Approval of the Council of the University
  2. Clearance by the University Grants Commission
  3. Clearance by the Ministry of Education
  4. Clearance by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. Observation of the Honorable Attorney General
  6. Clearance by the External Resources Department

Events

 


Some themes relevant to Sri Lanka

  • Emerging contaminants of concern: new devils to tackle
  • PFAS- the recently emerged contaminant- global challenge
  • Environmental chemistry and exposure assessment: analysis, monitoring, fate and modelling
  • Adverse impacts of agriculture on soil, water and food quality
  • Biogeochemical cycling of contaminants and nutrients in the terrestrial environment
  • Plastics and microplastics including Policy, Risk and remediation
  • Advances in waste management – trash to cash in a circular economy
  • What does it take to be a successful professor and/or a practitioner

 

Key Dates:

Call for Abstracts:

Opens: March 2022  |  Closes: May 2022  |  Author Notification: July 2022

Registration:

Earlybird: May 2022 – July 2022 |  Standard: August 2022

Learn More

 


Downloads

Undergraduate Prospectus for International Students 2022

Foreign Student Handbook 2022

Academic calendar

Degree programs and examination regulation booklet

University video 

Useful Links

Contact

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Professor Hemanthi Ranasinghe
Director
0714478756

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miss Jeevithy Jude Addrell
Coordinator
0112758000
0767101818