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Information for students from Sri Lanka

Find out about the Sri Lankan student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements

If you do not have the traditional entry requirements for our undergraduate courses, you may be able to qualify by doing one of our foundation programmes first. To find out more, visit our foundation years page or contact the International Office team.

Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

High grades in Sri Lankan A levels 
High grades in UK A levels 
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD from a recognised Sri Lankan Higher Education Institution; minimum entry requirement is usually equivalent to a UK upper class (2.1)
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal

English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Sri Lankan student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Sri Lanka to the University each year. In 2016/17 we have 18 Sri Lankan students studying with us.

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in joining the University of Southampton Sri Lankan Society, the Asian Cultural Society or the Islamic Society (Facebook log in required).

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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Coming from a tropical island, I wanted a university that would make me feel as close to home as possible whilst providing a quality education at the same time. Southampton proved to be an ideal choice since it is one of the sunniest sea-side cities in the UK.

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