Information for International Students
Sri Lanka at a Glance
Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where natureís beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.
Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years. This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon.
Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!
Important notice for International Students
Applicants must undergo with a medical examination before the commencement of the program
This process will take approximately 1- 2 months and should be handled by the Sri Lankan High Commission/ Embassy in your country
All applicants are required to face for an interview with the faculty board after applying for the program. Skype interviews can be arranged for international students if necessary.
This is an informative, interactive program run by respective faculties to assist with your transitions in to life at SAITM.
Students selected for admission should submit the following documents to be registered as a student;
a) GCE Advanced Level and Ordinary Level Examination certificates issued by the Commissioner General of Examinations (statement issued for use outside Sri Lanka) certificate by an authorized officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Entry qualifications for the degree programs as complied with Sri Lankan University Grants Commissionís minimum requirement, at G.C.E. Advanced Level examination conducted by the Ministry of Higher education in Sri Lanka or an equivalent foreign examination.
Applicants with foreign educational qualifications must obtain result equalization certificate from Department of Examination of Sri Lanka by applying with their results sheets/ transcript as it will be sent to the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka for a review.
Final decision regarding the eligibility for the degree programs of the foreign applicants will be taken by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.
b) Certified copy of the Birth Certificate and National Identity Card / Passport
c) Valid Passport and Visa
d) Personal data form
e) Payment of registration fee, 1st Installment with taxes as stipulated in the letter of award.
f) Obtain insurance cover for payment of fee
g) Medical certificate of fitness (physical and mental) to enroll and follow the course once the student fulfills the registration process; he/she will be given a student registration number which will enable him/her to obtain library membership and all other facilities available for students of SAITM.
Important Phone numbers
Accident Service (General Hospital) : 011 269 1111
Police : 119
Sri Lanka emergency ambulance paramedic service : 1990
St John Ambulance of Sri Lanka : 011 243 7744
National Help Desk
Government Information Centre
Bandaranaike International Air port
011 225 2861
Travel Information Centers : Anuradhapura : 025 222 4546 | Kandy : 081 222 2661
Sri Lanka Tourist Board : 011 243 7055
Department of Immigration & Emigration : 011 532 9000
Sri Lankan Air lines : (+94) 77 777 1979 / 1979
Public Transport Services
Central Bus Stand Colombo : 011 232 8081
Colombo Fort Railway : 011 243 4215