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International students

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City, University of London welcomes applications from Sri Lankan students. London is a great place for students from Sri Lanka to study as it is a global city with virtually every nationality represented in some way.

City Visits

The International Team make frequent trips to attend fairs, visit schools and undertake one-to-one counselling with student and parents. If we currently do not have any visits listed here, we can still assist you via email with any queries you may have.

If you have any queries regarding entry requirements or how to apply, please contact Rolf Jespersen.

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Entry requirements

City is one of the most ideal institutions for students wanting to study in London. We have a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and are in the top 10 universities for graduate starting salaries in the UK.

Entry requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages, or contact Rolf Jespersen.

Undergraduate

Entry to undergraduate programmes at City is suitable for students who have good grades in three Sri Lankan GCE A Levels.

2021 Entry for IB students

In 2021 the Mathematics curriculum for the International Baccalaureate Diploma is changing.

After careful consideration, City will accept both the Mathematics: Analysis and approaches route and the Mathematics: Applications and interpretation route as equivalent to A-Level Mathematics for all of our undergraduate courses. This means where our courses required A level Mathematics equivalency, we will accept both of the available Higher Level routes within the International Baccalaureate.

Current IB requirements will be clearly stated on the individual course pages, but please contact us if you have any questions.

Postgraduate

Applicants will be considered for most postgraduate courses with a good Sri Lankan bachelors specialist degree from a recognised University. Entry requirements will vary by course for more information about specific course requirements please contact Rolf Jespersen.

English language requirements

All students from Sri Lanka will need to take a recognised English qualification recognised by UKBA for visa purposes, it is not possible to accept English grades in Year XII as proof of English.

Undergraduate

  • IELTS 6.0 is required (IELTS 6.5 for business and social science and IELTS 7.0 for journalism and law courses).
  • PTE is accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Postgraduate

  • IELTS 6.5 is required (IELTS 7.0 for business, journalism and law courses).
  • PTE is accepted on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages, or contact Rolf Jespersen.

For students requiring visas, a Secure English Language Test (SELT) is usually required. Find a full list of acceptable tests at English Language qualifications.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements for their course may have the option to undertake our Pre-sessional English programme at INTO City prior to entry.

Local Representative

City works with a network of agent representatives in Sri Lanka who can provide advice on our programmes and how to apply.

We collaborate with the following representatives who have offices throughout Sri Lanka:

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