International Cooperation

The International Cooperation Division aims to establish collaboration with international partners, identify further research funding..

International Student Affairs

The International Student Affairs Division provides information and assistance to undergraduate and graduate students and visiting scholars..

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Centre for International Affairs

The University of Kelaniya has the highest number of international students numbering over 500 and also offers the highest number of scholarship opportunities for undergraduates numbering over 100 annually. Furthermore, the university has unique fields of study  that have great potential to attract international scholars and students in large numbers i.e. the Departments of Modern Languages, Sanskrit, Pali and Buddhist Studies, Fine Arts.
The Centre for International Affairs is the first contact point for any international scholar, grant agency, prospective student or university and envisages encouraging and supporting academics and students in their research/ study activities by providing assistance through funding, links with international universities and guidance to meet the university's goal of becoming an internationally recognised leader in the development and implementation of a knowledge-based society. 
Promotion of collaborative research activities, staff and student exchange, cultural exchange, conducting awareness programmes, exploring funding opportunities and grants, promotion of postgraduate and diploma programmes to attract international students, supporting incoming and outgoing staff, student mobility are among the many functions of the Centre for International Affairs. 

Our Vision

To be the most sought after international destination with numerous global partnerships for excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge

Our Mission

To broad base creativity, innovation and contribute to national development through;

    International academic (student & staff) exchange
    International research collaborations
    International resources and facilities sharing
    International networking & alumni

Contact Us

The Centre offers a variety of services and support to further enhance international relations with overseas universities, students, academics, provides information and support to overseas students with an interest to study at University of Kelaniya.
Consultation hours: Monday to Friday 0900 – 1600 hrs or by appointment