උසස් පෙළ නැතුව විවෘත විශ්ව විද්යාල උපාධියක් කරන්න
If you have at least 6 S passes at GCE O/L Examination with Science and Mathematics, then you can follow Foundation courses offered by the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). If you can successfully pass this two-year Foundation Course, you can enroll in Science Engineering Degree Programmes offered by OUSL and become an Engineer or Science degree holder.
I failed A/L. Can I get a degree?
Yes, even If you failed the A/L examination, you can still obtain an Open University degree by following this Foundation course offered by OUSL.
What is this Foundation Course? (Advanced Certificate in Science)
The “Credit Certificates for Foundation Courses in Science” offered by the OUSL provides an opportunity for anyone who wishes to obtain a degree in Science or Engineering. Passes in Credit Certificates for Foundation Courses in Science are accepted in place of G.C.E. Advanced Level passes are required for admission to the relevant Degree Programmes of The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Entry requirements for Credit Certificates for Foundation Courses in Science
1. At least six (6) passes at G.C.E (O/L) examination including Mathematics and Science, or any other higher qualification acceptable to the Senate.
2. Over 18 years of age
Medium of Instruction
All three national languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English)
2 Years (Level1 – one year and Level 2 -one year)
For details visit
Advanced Certificate in Science is offered jointly by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering Technology, through the Foundation Academic Unit of the University, Contact Head, Foundation Academic Unit for further details.
|Address :||The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.|
|Contact :||2 853 777 Ext. 664|
|Email :||[email protected]|
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I have just one credit pass in advanced level. I am married . Can I study ou law course..
And which one is best for me?
after Advanced Certificate in Science course ,can I study bsc nursing?
Yes. you can do. Anyway get official confirmation from open university.
Hi I’m 28 year old . I done only ol exam .I’m interested to get a degree .please guide me to be a degree holder . Which course is suitable for me .
If you have only completed the O/L exam, you may not be eligible to directly enroll in a degree program at most universities, including the Open University. However, there is a path to obtain a degree through the foundation course offered by the Open University, as described in this Post.
To get started, you can visit the Open University website and review the foundation course and degree programs available. You can also contact the Open University student services department for more information and guidance on how to enroll in the foundation course.
Keep in mind that obtaining a degree requires dedication and hard work. It may take several years to complete a degree program, but with the right mindset and support, you can achieve your goal of becoming a degree holder. Best of luck in your academic journey!
D.Rahul Santhosh says
I’m facing advance level (2022) this year I need to take a degree which suits for me ,so I need more information about “what are the procedures a student should do to enter the open university” & eagerly waiting for the reply.
Apply online to this OU course, or wait till your exam finishes. Read here
Can I join the courses before 18 years old
I have done only O/L .I’m 36 years old. Can I do this ?
Can do both foundation and degree courses parallely
Yes. You can
By this way can i become an Engineer without doing A/L?