Degree programs at Sir John Kotelawala Defence University KDU

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Updated: 17 February 2015 – Apply for Undergraduate Cadetship 2015/2016 Programs at KDU – Apply before 15 March 2015

Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU) offers degree courses at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Founded in 1981 as a Defence Academy, KDU was elevated to the level of a university in 1986.

Undgergraduate Degree Programs

It offers following Undergraduate (degree) programs:

Faculty of Medicine


Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Information & Communication Technology Degree
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree

Faculty of Management,Social Sciences and Humanities

Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management

Bachelor of Science in Management nad Technical Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences

Faculty of Law


Faculty of Graduates Studies

BSc in Management Degree

Faculty of Defence and Stratergic Studies

Faculty of Allied Health Science

Faculty of Research and Development

The duration of all the degree programmes is three years except MBBS and BSc Engineering degree programmes of which the durations are five & a half and four years respectively. One year Advanced Military Training component of the above degree programmes will be provided at the respective Military Academies of the Army / Navy / Air Force (except for MBBS) as determined by the Board of Management.

Calling Applications for Undergraduate Cadetships, Academic year 2015/2016, KDU – Ratmalana & KDU – Southern Campus Suriyawewa

 – Apply before 15 March 2015

For detials visit KDU web site

Fee Levying Non Military Courses at KDU

KDU recently started enrolling civilian students on payment basis to follow degree programmes under Engineering, Law, Information and Communication Technology, Logistics Management and Social Sciences streams. On the successful completion of these non military academic studies, they are awarded the following Bachelor’s Degrees respectively.
a. BSc in Engineering
b. Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
c. BSc in Information and Communication Technology
d. BSc in Logistics Management e. BSc in Social Sciences
For details on Fee Levying Non Military Courses at KDU

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at KDU

Recently established Faculty of Allied Health Sciences offer following degree programs.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES – 03 years + 1 year • B.Sc. in Nursing • B.Sc. in Physiotherapy • B.Sc. ill Medical Laboratory Sciences • B.Sc. ill Radiography • B.Sc. ill Pharmacy

For details visit:

Deadline for application of MBBS, BSc 2012 courses – 29-Feb2012

Deadline for B.Sc. in AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (Fee levying) – 23 April 2010 (Brochure – pdf)

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Jun 13, 2014 by Iskar Fernando

I am a bio student and I am sitting for the GCE A/L exam this august (2014) I wish to join KDU if I couldn't join to a Sri Lankan University. What is the minimum requirement for to apply the MBBS in KDU.

Dec 21, 2013 by jayani

Dear sir,
i faced al examination in 2013. Yesterday i got my al results and i wish to apply medicine or physiotherapy courses at i will be very glad if you kind to send me informations about above courses.

Great place good facilities

Mar 04, 2013 by Mudith Suranga

Great place to get a degree. It has good facilities

4.7 5.0 3 3 I am a bio student and I am sitting for the GCE A/L exam this august (2014) I wish to join KDU if I couldn't join to a Sri Lankan University. What is the minimum requirement for to Degree programs of John Kotelawala Defence University Academy

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    What r the causes that we can do after o levals

  2. P R Sashini Hansika Athukorala September 4, 2015 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    how to join kdu

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    Dear sir,I did al exam 2014, and i got 2B 1C .So i want to enter kdu to MMBS.please notice about MMBS cost as soon as.

  4. fz March 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm -  Reply

    sir can i know the course fee for the MBBS degree because am unsure whether the medical faculty is privatised or not
    waiting for a fauvarable replybsoon

  5. piyumi February 27, 2015 at 11:38 am -  Reply

    Sir, I got 3 passes in bio stream, I wish to apply kdu in this year.. how could I apply for the course..2015

  6. matheesha udawatte February 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Sir what are the corse fees for mbbs. And can femalesapply as well. Sir awaiting ur favourable reply at earliest convenience.

  7. Rushan Jayathunga January 30, 2015 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    Dear sir,
    I have finished my G.C.E. A/L exam in maths stream. My results are
    A- Combined maths
    B- Physics
    B- Chemistry
    Z Score- 1.7881
    When will the admissions call for engineering students as cadet officers for the year 2015? Please send me more information about the degree program.

  8. kushan madanayake January 29, 2015 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    dear sir,
    I did my A/L s in bio stream in english medium and i got 3 passes. i’m a cadet, a prefect, a scout in my school carrier. sir can i apply for the mbbs degree or for any other degree with this results? sir when will start the mbbs degree program?

  9. jude janith January 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm -  Reply

    Sir, I got two B passes and one C in biology stream, my z-score is 1.4229 in Colombo district. Can I apply for medicine in defense university? I have to use spectacles as I can’t see far, will it be a problem applying for defense school?

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