International Student Guide
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Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back 125,000 years. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where natureâ€™s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination as this, where within a compact location stunning landscapes, lush tea estates, pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife can be found. For the first time visitor, a must-see is the islandâ€™s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where you can capture the captivating cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.
Students studying at IIT, Sri Lanka save almost 72% on fees which would have been paid to study in the UK. Currently a UK fee for an international student on average is about GBP 12,500 per year.
Living expenses for a student studying in UK in London will be required to have a minimum of GBP 14,000 per year as compared to cost of living in Sri Lanka, depending on individual lifestyle; will be about US$ 4,500 per year.
There are many private residences providing lodging facilities exclusively to Female students and exclusively to Male students located in the byroads and lanes leading up to the main Galle Road within a two kilometers radius of the IIT Campus. There are concentrations of residences accommodating students near the Campus to the West, North and South of the Campus.
Private residences are also rented to student groups.
Onece you have been accepted to study at IIT, you will be required to make payments for registration fee, 50% of cource fees and visit application fee.
Visa Application Fee: US$ 10.00
You will be required to travel to the nearest Sri Lanka High Commission or Embassy to get the visa stamped on your passport before arrival.
Please note for application of student visa,you will not be permitted to apply for visit visa online.
You can submit visa application to the Department of Immigration & Emigration, Colombo.
A request letter from the Academic institution.
Recommendation from the relevant Embassy / High Commission.
Encashment receipts to the value of US$ 1500/- for a year per person.
Rs.20, 000.00 per year.
Your residence visa is valid for one year or for a period recommended by the Institution/ High commission or Embassy.
It can be renewed annually.
For University Students
A request letter from the Academic institution
Recommendation from the relevant Embassy / High Commission
Encashment receipts to the value of US$ 1500/- for a year per person
Current year performance report of the student.
For further information please visit the Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka website