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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Recognition of Foreign Universities


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The public is hereby informed that the University Grants Commission recognizes foreign Universities/Higher Educational Institutes based on international acceptance. Universities/Higher Educational Institutes that are listed in the following International Publications which are authentic sources of information on Universities and Higher Educational Institutes in different countries, are recognized at present;

1. Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
(Published by Association of Commonwealth Universities)
2. International Handbook of Universities
(Published by International Association of Universities)


It is the responsibility of the general public to verify from the above sources or the University Grants Commission the recognition of Universities/Higher Educational Institutes before registration for a degree awarded by a foreign University/Higher Educational Institute.



University Grants Commission
18 December 2008


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