(Post updated on 14 March 2013)
1. Do A/L Again
- Firstly, of course you can do A Level again, If you did not work hard for the first time. Check A/L Classes
2. National Universities -
If you are sure about your exam results, then await for results to enter into Sri Lankan Public University system, which offer excellent degrees at no cost. You can also enter Kothalawala Defense University, Marine University etc.
3. Management – Accounting, HR or Marketing
Or you can follow courses to get Professional Qualifications.
Popular options in this category includes Management, Accounting, Marketing and Information Technology courses.
Popular Accounting courses are Chartered Accounting, CIMA, ACCA and AAT. Business Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management courses are offered by institutes such as NIBM, BSc Business Administration External degree at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, CIMA, CIM, PIM and many other by Private Institutes.
4. IT – Information Technology and Computing
There are many private engineering degree offering insitutes.
6. Science and Medicine-
If you want to continue your classical subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics etc. you can register into Open University degree programs. Open University degrees are also well recognized and this is a low cost option to expensive foreign degree programs. Graduate-ship programs of Institute of Chemistry is also very popular among science students.
7. Study Abroad -
If you have money you can go to a country like USA, UK, Australia, Russia, and India and get a foreign degree. Many students follow Foreign Medical degree courses in Nepal, Russia, Bangladesh, China, India etc. British council offers advice for courses in UK, and Fulbright Scholarship Commission (Close to Ladies College, Colombo) offers advice on courses in USA.
8. Private Degrees -
There are also several Private Institutes now in Sri Lanka which are affiliated to Foreign Universities, who offer degree (B.Sc. and other) programs in Sri Lanka. With these institutes you can get degrees in various subjects including Management, IT, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural, Applied and Pure Sciences.
9. External/ Online Degrees -
10. Technical and Other courses -
11. Law -
Last but not least, you can do law entrance examination and enter Law college to become a Lawyer.
12. Travel ,Tourism, Aviation, Architecture,
Media etc. There are many other career options you can select after A/L.
- Select universities and courses in Sri Lankan Universities
- Degree programs in USA
- Local vs Foreign education
- Higher education choices for 18+ (after A/L)
- Student Lanka Course finder