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Sri Lanka

The University has a long history of accepting Sri Lankan students onto its degree programmes; examples in recent years include Architecture, Biomedical Science, Built Environment, Business, Chemistry, Design, Electrical And Electronic Engineering, Fashion, Finance, Management and many more.

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us.

Entry Requirements and Scholarship Information

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:

Grade Required for £2500 Scholarship

IFP General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) 75% / A / Distinction  
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) May be considered if entry requirements for target course are not met. Applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis  
1st Year Undergraduate General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) As per course A Level requirements  
National Certificate 65% / B / Very Good Pass  80%
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor General Degree B+ / 3.3 / Second Upper  A- / 3.7 / First
Bachelor Special Degree / Professional Degree B / 3.0 / Second Lower for courses requiring a 2:2

B+ / 3.3 / Second Upper for courses requiring a 2:1
 A- / 3.7 / First
Graduate Certificate Bachelor General Degree C+ / 2.3 / Pass  
Bachelor Special Degree / Professional Degree C / 2.0 / Pass  

Please note these are general guidelines. Actual requirements will vary depending on your chosen course of study. Decisions will also be made on personal statements, additional application information, the actual institution where you studied, the courses you studied and not just your final course grading. Northumbria courses have specific requirements, full details of which can be found by clicking our Course link.

Sri Lanka Country Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

Business Management School

591 Galle Road | Colombo 6

  • Email:
  • Phone: 94 112 504 757
  • Fax: 94 112 504 758
  • Mobile: 94 71 480 6193


Sri Lanka Country Bursary

Students who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic Sri Lanka Country Bursary of £1000 for their first year of study at Northumbria.

Please note there are a number of restrictions:

  • If you receive any discount on the full published overseas tuition fee (with the exception of Alumni Discount and/or Early Payment Discount) you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary.
  • You cannot be in receipt of both an Academic Scholarship and a Country Bursary.
  • The Bursary is only available to students who are new to Northumbria. Northumbria alumni who return to take another degree programme would not be eligible for a second country bursary, however, they would qualify for the alumni discount.

Meet us in your country

To find out when we are visiting your country, please visit our Where are we visiting page

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