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Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for each level are provided below. Some programmes do also have additional course-specific requirements which can be found on the individual course pages. Please ensure you are able to fulfil the programme requirements and meet the academic standards expected before submitting an application.

Foundation Year

  • Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education with grades Credit Pass, Distinction or High Pass.

Undergraduate Study

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) at 65% or above.
  • National Diploma with good grades will be considered for entry.
  • HND with good grades may be considered for 3rd year entry.

Postgraduate Study

  • Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor’s Degree with GPA of 2.8 or above (Degrees issued from 2010).
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an overall pass rate of 55% for regular postgraduate programmes (Degrees issued prior to 2010).

English language entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language to be eligible to study one of our foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate courses. The level of English required depends on the course applied for.

We accept the following English Language qualifications:

GCE O Level English

  • Undergraduate: C or above
  • Postgraduate: C or above

More information can be found here:

Local Representatives

Further Information

Country Liaison Officer

Kiran Appana

I am the official representative of the University of Chester in Sri Lanka. I am also a graduate of the University. I have been working in overseas education for more than 13 years and can use my experience to inform you about the UK education system. From my office in Bangalore, I can advise on visa and immigration issues and answer any questions you have about the application process and what to expect in the beautiful city of Chester.
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