Sri Lanka description

Sri Lanka

We are delighted that you’re considering making the move from Sri Lanka to study with us here at the University of Wolverhampton.

You will be welcomed by a city that has a significant 17.5% South Asian population, and you’ll also have the opportunity to mix with students from the UK and other backgrounds.

Experience a multi-cultural city in the heart of the UK, offering varied cuisine, arts and entertainment, and popular sports teams. The University’s Students’ Union runs many different societies you can get involved with, including the Hindu Society and Mindspace Society.

Entry requirements for students from Sri Lanka

International Foundation Year

Students holding the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with a minimum of Grade C in five subjects would be eligible for the International Foundation Year.

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components is also required.


The Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level is comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A-levels.


Students who have completed a Bachelor Special degree from a NARIC or government recognised institution can normally be considered for admission onto a Master’s degree.

A score of 60-74% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1.

A score of 55-59% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2.

A score of less than 55% is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-Master’s course.

English Language requirements

English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University's own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements. For details of each programme's English language requirement please see the individual course pages.

Please see the most commonly accepted English Language International Qualifications.

The following qualifications grant exemption from standard English language requirements:

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) with a minimum of grade C / Credit in English