Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 145 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Sri Lanka - a figure that has doubled in the past five years. 

Academic year: January-December

Major school holidays/break:

  • Winter Break: December - January
  • National New Year: 2 weeks in April

Major exam period(s): December and August

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3-4

Language of instruction in universities: English, Sinhala, Tamil

Degrees offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate