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" Please note that ,requests for the Letter of Recognition for the Local and Foreign qualifications will be accepted only via Online and the Letters of Recognition will be issued via online/Registered post as well."
NOTICE - Issuing Letters of Recognition for Local & Foreign Qualifications

Please make the request
  1. Through the Payment Gateway - click here to online application & payment gateway
  2. Through an email to
    Applicants are requested to send the following documents to along with your request to obtain the Letter of Recognition.
  • Request letter indicating the Address of the applicant which will be appeared in the letter.
  • Copy of the Degree/Diploma/Provisional and/or any other relevant certificate or Transcripts attested by a Justice of Peace/Attorney-at -Law/Grama Niladhari.
  • Scanned image of the original certificate
  • Scanned Copy of the National Identity Card
  • Scanned Copy of Bank Slip (Please make the payment to the Bank & send customer copy which indicates your Name & Bank Details)
** Do not make any payment for the letter of recognition of Universities/HEIs under the purview of the UGC.
** Please note that ATM deposit Receipts/Slips and Bank Slips without details of the applicants will not be accepted.
** Payments made for the Letter of Recognition of the qualifications/Institutes which are not recognized by the UGC will not be refunded.
Please make the payment to University Grants Commission Account as mentioned below;
- Recognition of foreign University/HEI - Rs. 2,500/- per certificate
- Recognition of other Qualifications - Rs. 2,000/- per certificate
Account No. 0002323287 at Torrington Branch of the Bank of Ceylon or Account No. 167- 1-001-4-3169407 at Town Hall Branch of the People’s Bank
Download this file (1298_Notice - Final 09 02 2014.pdf)Notice[ ]109 Kb
Download this file (1298_Application of Recognition of Foreign Universities.doc)Specimen Application Form[ ]93 Kb
Download this file (1298_Specimen Application Form- Local.pdf)Specimen Application Form- Local[ ]324 Kb

Contact for more information

International Co-operation Division
University Grants Commission
20, Ward Place,
Colombo 07.
Sri Lanka.
Phone: +94 11 3092449
Fax: +94 11 22686041
Email :
Senior Professor Chandana P. Udawatte
+94 11 2669653
Fax: +94 11 2686041

International Co-operation Division was established in March 2000, under University Grants Commission restructuring plan.  The division is responsible for following activities.

  1. Foreign Funded Projects
  2. Foreign Scholarships and Fellowships
  3. Link and exchange Programmes with Foreign Universities
  4. Sri Lanka-Maldives MOU on Higher Education
  5. Co-operation with SARRC Countries
  6. Liaison with Foreign Agencies
  7. Disbursement of Foreign Funds
  8. Review and Submission of Project Proposals for Funding