If you have three S passes at the GCE A/L examination now you can follow external degree courses offered by the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.
BSc Degree Programs offered by the Univesity of Colombo
|BSc (External) in Applied Chemistry||Department of Chemistry||Prof. Aashani Tillekaratne||Rs 350,000 per year|
|BSc (External) in Applied Data Analytics||Department of Statistics||Dr. Dilshani Tissera||Rs 200,000 per year|
|BSc (External) in Biotechnology and Microbiology||Department of Plant Sciences||Dr. Anushka Wickramasuriya||Rs 300,000 per year|
|BSc (External) in Electronics and Automation Technologies||Department of Physics||Dr. H H E Jayaweera||Rs 200,000 per year|
|BSc (External) in Environment, Development and Sustainability||Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences||Dr. Devanmini Halwatura||Rs 200,000 per year|
|BSc (External) in Financial Engineering||Department of Mathematics||Dr. SS Nishantha Perera||Rs 200,000 per year|
|Advanced Certificate Course in Immunology & Molecular Biology||Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences||Dr. Maheshi Mapalagamage||N/A|
Advantages of these degrees offered by the Univesity of Colombo
- These degrees are more affordable compared to the majority of private degree programs available in Sri Lanka.
- By enrolling in these programs, you’ll have the opportunity to access high-quality teaching, laboratory work, and practical field experiences provided by the experienced faculty members of the University of Colombo, including both internal lecturers and professors, as well from both local and international experts.
- As these programs are taught by university staff, there’s no need for additional private tuition classes, unlike certain other external degrees, such as the BIT program offered by the University of Colombo.
- A Science faculty spokesperson has assured studentlanka that they are committed to completing these degrees within the prescribed three-year timeframe.
- Moreover, upon completion, you’ll earn a degree from the prestigious University of Colombo.
- One notable advantage of these programs is their flexibility, allowing you to pursue your degree while doing a job. This enables you to gain valuable work experience alongside your academic pursuits, setting you up for success in both your career and education.
Cost comparison with some other competitive Science Degree programs
|Degree||Approximate Cost (Rs)|
|U of Colombo External degrees|
described in this post
|600,000 to 10.5 Lakh|
|Private Science degrees (Non IT)||More than 14 Lakh|
|Open University Science degrees||250,000|
GCE Advanced Level Examination (local) – Three passes in one sitting in relevant subjects.
Any other equivalent academic/professional qualification acceptable to the faculty and the senate (eg: London A/L, City and Guilds, HNDE, etc. )
Please follow the above links for more details
The duration of the program is 3 years. During each year, the programme is conducted over 2 semesters of 20 weeks.
Mode of Learning
Lectures and laboratory sessions will be conducted by a well-qualified and experienced panel of academics (local or international) both online and on-campus during weekends. Some courses are offered in Blended Mode. Lessons and discussions are conducted online during weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday). Please follow the above links for details specific to each program.