University of Jayewardenepura

University of Jayewardenepura

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura formerly known as Vidyalaya Pirivena was the essence of the revival of Sri Lankan Education. It is the second oldest University in Sri Lanka and the first University established in Independent Ceylon.

Today the University stands strong with eight faculties, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Technology and its latest addition Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The University is home to over 12,000 Undergraduates, over 1000 postgraduate students. It is considered the largest University in terms of Student Population in Sri Lanka.

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The University is also in the forefront of research and innovation with a research council of over 20 research centres and an Invention, Innovation and Venture Creation Council with over 50 Entrepreneurs and stakeholders with over 15 patents.

The University has also maintained cordial relationship with many international bodies of education and have signed over 60 MoUs with recognized internationally acclaimed universities; and over 60 MoUs with established international and local companies, the university strives to give its students an international experience, offering student exchange programmes and internships.

Throughout the years the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has managed to develop in many areas expanding its horizons and will continue this journey reaching many milestones that will no doubt ensure that the University will produce smart, efficient, skillful and professional individuals that will aid in the development of our mother nation.

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura conducts the courses to students who have gained admission to the university, these students are selected based on their performance at the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) examination. They are admitted to 3- or 4-years full time degree programmes. All the expenses to conduct these courses are met by the government under the Free Education policy. The general expenditure of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is around 7.8 million rupees per day.

In addition, according to the resources and facilities available in different faculties and considering the current national and global requirements of the country, the university offers Certificate and Postgraduate Diplomas, M.A., M.Sc., M Phil, and PhD, programmes. Most of these courses cater to employed graduates and are conducted on a part time basis. These courses are fee-levying courses. Research relevant to postgraduate Degree are conducted in the university or in outside organizations. A postgraduate Degrees are conducted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Different courses conducted by the university and their duration are as follows:

University of Jayewardenepura Courses:

Faculty of Medical Sciences

First Degree Courses

  1. MBBS course (05 years)
  2. B.Sc. Nursing (Special) Degree course (04 years)
  3. B.Sc. Nursing (General) Degree course (03 years)
  4. Pharmacy (Special) Degree course (04 years)
  5. Pharmacy (General) Degree course (03 years)
  6. B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Seience (Special) Degree course (04 years)
  7. B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science (General) Degree course (03 years)
  8. B.Sc. Human Biology (Special) Degree course (04 years)
  9. B.Sc. Human Biology (General) Degree course (03 years)

Faculty of Technology

  1. Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Enery and Environment (04 years)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Mechatronic (04 years)
  3. Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Corstnaction& Building Services (04 years)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Archaeotechnology (04 years)
  5. Bachelor of Biosystems Technology in Bio Process (04 years)
  6. Bachelor of Biosystems Technology in Polymer Process (04 years)
  7. Bachelor Information Communication Technology in Networking (04 years)
  8. Bachelor of Information Communication Technology inSoftware (04 years)
  9. Bachelor of Information Communication Technology in Multimedia (04 years)

Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of the Science of Engineering

Specializations –

  1. Civil Engineering (04 Years)
  2. Computer Engineering (04 Years)
  3. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (04 Years)
  4. Mechanical Engineering (04 Years)


Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply.

Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded to study in any degree programs offered by the university.

Admissible Criteria: The international applicants must be qualifying for the program.

University of Jayewardenepura Admission:

  • How to apply: To be considered for a scholarship, a student should indicate it on the application for admission. After taking admission applicants are automatically considered for this study program.

  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must have all previous academic transcripts, certificates to apply for this study grant.

  • Language Requirement: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good command of the English language for the opportunity.

  • Benefit: The university is an offer tuition waiver for their applicants.


Why should I choose to study at the Department of Accounting (DA)?

-25 years of experience in pioneering Academic Accounting Education

-The goodwill prevailing for the degree programme both locally and globally

-Over 25 Qualified and experienced Academic Staff

-2 Year Internship in Audit and Corporate sectors

-Over 10 MoUs signed with professional bodies to facilitate the Internship programme and for skills development of the undergraduates

-The maximum number of Exemptions that could be received by a department from the Professional Accounting Bodies

– Student friendly environment

– Medals for outstanding performances

– Department Scholarships

Is there a strong demand for the B.Sc. Accounting Special Degree programme?

Yes, there is an increasing demand for this programme which is showcased by the highest number of preferences we receive every year.

What are the basic requirements for admission to the Department of Accounting?

Having completed the G C E advanced level examination in the commerce stream is the basic requirement.

What types of career opportunities are available to graduates?

Many career opportunities are available for the graduates of the B.Sc Accounting Special Degree Programme and all the graduated are employed in the public or private fields either locally or overseas.

Do students have internships and other professional development opportunities?

Students are required to undergo a two-year internship programme and there are other courses which provides plenty of opportunities for the students to improve professional and academic skills. Further information is available under the following link.

Will the program prepare me for professional certification?

Yes, this programme is equipped with sufficient knowledge that will prepare the students for professional certification. Furthermore, the staff is also dedicated to provide ample support for the students to obtain such qualifications.