The South Asia Team are really keen to connect with students interested in studying with at Warwick. These chats are informal and do not affect admission - they're simply an opportunity for you to learn more about Warwick, and about applying to and studying in the UK. Find out moreLink opens in a new window
The University of Warwick is pleased to welcome over 920 students from South Asia each year, studying from foundation programme to our research degrees. We currently have 33 students from Sri Lanka studying on our campus. All the information you need on making your application to Warwick can be found below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Warwick IFP: High school qualification is considered for entry
UndergraduateLink opens in a new window: Sri Lanka Advanced Level is accepted for entry. Directly comparable to A Level grade requirements for UK students (see A Levels).
PostgraduateLink opens in a new window: Four year Bachelor special degrees from recognised universities are considered for entry. A score of 60-74% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 55-59% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2..
You need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency to meet the entry requirements for Warwick. Please see more here.
Visa Information for Sri Lanka
Immigration summary for nationals of Sri Lanka
The immigration summary below is for nationals of Sri Lanka applying from their home country. If you are a national of another country but living in Sri Lanka, please contact your local visa application centre for further advice or refer to the UK Visa and Immigration website. The information provided should be used as guidance only. It has been taken from the UK Visas and Immigration website, which should be referred to in all immigration matters.
When completing the Student visa online application, you will be asked to provide an approximate date of travel and the postal code for the address where you will stay once in the UK. Your CAS will contain information as to how to use the ACL code to have your BRP card delivered to the University of Warwick (if you do not use the code, your BRP card will be delivered to a designated Post Office nearest to the post code provided). Your 30-day travel visa will be valid 7 days before the 'expected date of travel' you put on your visa application form, and you can arrive in the UK up to 1 month prior to your course start date. The Home Office decision letter will provide information on the full length of your visa, and details of where to collect the residence permit. You should carry this letter in hand luggage when you travel to the UK.
You can find more information about how to prepare for a Student visa application, including how to complete the online application form, what documents to prepare, and what documents to submit here: www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/tier4
Is a visa required?
If you want to study in the UK, you must obtain a Student visa under the points-based system before you travel here.
Is a Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required?
A valid medical certificate showing the holder is clear of TB is required. For a list of approved medical practitioners, please see www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa
If you have been in the UK for more than six months holding a student visa and are returning to your home country and applying for a Student visa while there, as long as you are not in that country for more than six months, you do not need to take a TB test. For example, if you have just completed a 3-year undergraduate degree in the UK in June 2018 and are going home over the summer holidays and applying for a Student visa before returning to the UK for the new term starting September 2018, you will not require a TB test. You should explain on the Student visa application form why you don't require a TB test, and ensure that your passport contains immigration stamps as evidence of this.
Am I considered a ‘low risk’ national by the UK Home Office?
No, you are not considered a 'low risk' national by the Home Office UKVI and so you should submit full documentation in support of a Student visa application.
Will I need to have a credibility interview?
You may be asked to attend a short interview or take part in a telephone interview which will focus on your reasons for coming to the UK; this is known as a credibility interview. If asked to attend an interview you will be offered the first available interview date. The interview is usually conducted at the Visa Application Centre via Skype with an officer in the UK. A report of the interview will be sent to the visa officer who will consider it alongside your visa application and supporting documents.
Are you applying with dependants?
If you are considering bringing your family to Warwick, you should read this guidance www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/dependants/
If you require further guidance or information, including advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please see www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration
Visits to your country
The University of Warwick typically visits Sri Lanka each year. Future visits will be advertised here when available.
ScholarshipsWe offer a range of scholarships for EU and International applicants. You can find a further information on those on our Scholarships website. All fees for Home/EU and International students are listed here You can also find information on living costs here.
We have over 300 clubs and societies for you to get involved with and meet other students from your country and across the world. Societies include Academic, Activities & Games, Campaigning, Cultural, Film & Media, Food & Drink, Halls, Music, Performance, Religious & Belief and Welfare, Charity & Action. You can find the full list of clubs and societies here.
If you want to read more about Warwick, the application process and student life, direct from our students, please visit the links below.
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Applying to Warwick
Our representatives in Sri Lanka, IDP Education, can provide advice and guidance on applying to, and studying at the University of Warwick. You may also find the Education UK global website useful for information on studying in the UK.
Apply for Undergraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window via UCAS or apply Direct for our International FoundationLink opens in a new window or Postgraduate DegreesLink opens in a new window.
Arriving at Warwick
For guidance on arriving at the University of Warwick, including information on Airport transfers, please view our Welcome to Warwick pages.
Contact the South Asia Team
Questions about studying with us? Amarjeet Mutneja and Nicholas Ho are your dedicated contacts for Sri Lanka. They are happy to answer any queries or questions you may have. You can contact them on the information below, or feel free to join us on an upcoming Live Chat.
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4982 or Email: Southasia@warwick.ac.uk