University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya - Sri Lanka

Admission 2023 - 2024


The University of Peradeniya was established in the year 1942 as the University of Ceylon but it was transformed in University of Peradeniya in the year 1978. The university imparts education in variety of fields ranging from Medicine, Agriculture, Engineering. Etc. The university also has collaboration with many international institutions.


Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture(PGIA), Postgraduate Institute of Sciences(PGIS), Center for the Study of Human Rights and Internet & Communication unit. Center for Distance & Continuing Education, Center of Environmental Studies, Information Technology Center, English Language Teaching Unit, Career Guidance and Counseling Unit, Staff Developing Center, Biotechnology Center and Engineering Design Center.

Programs and Courses

The UP offers valuable degree programs in many prestigious fields of study.

Faculties and Departments:

Faculty of Agriculture has departments of Agricultural biology, Agricultural Economics & Business Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Extension, Animal Science, Crop Science, Food Science & Technology, Soil Science, Mahailluppallama Sub Campus and Agricultural Unit. Faculty of Allied Sciences has departments of Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiography/Radiotherapy and English Language Teaching unit. Faculty of Arts has departments of Archaeology, Arabic and Islamic Civilization, Classical Languages, Economics & Statistics, Education, English, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Law, Management Studies, Pali & Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Psychology, Political Science, Sinhalese, Sociology, Tamil, Postgraduate Unit and English Language Teaching unit. Faculty of Dental Science has departments of Basic Sciences, Community Dental Health, Oral Medicine & Periodontology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Prosthetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry. Faculty of Engineering has departments of Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering. Faculty of Medicine has departments of Anesthesiology, Physiology, Anatomy, Psychiatry, Biochemistry, Surgery, Community Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, English Language Teaching Unit, Medicine, Medical Education Unit (MEU), Microbiology, Medical Library, Pediatrics, Parasitology, Nuclear Medicine Unit (NMU), Pathology and Pharmacology. Faculty of Science has departments of Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Physics, Statistics & Computer Science and Zoology. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science has departments of Basic Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, Veterinary Public Health & Pharmacology, Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Farm Animal Production & Health.

Admission Procedure 2023 - 2024

The university requires an individual to clear the GCE Advanced Level examination with minimum Z score test in order to award admission in the undergraduate programs. Departments have their own requirements for the admission in the postgraduate programs. Foreign students should have minimum GRE score of 320.
It is not necessary that all G. C. E. successful students are admitted to the universities. Hence, the competition for admission is very intense. Final merit list of selected candidates is developed on the basis of the aggregate of test and academic marks.

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