A firm foundation opens a world of study opportunities

UTS Foundation Studies offers many exciting choices for students in Sri Lanka

Students in Sri Lanka who have their O/Levels and a desire to study at a leading Australian university can establish a firm foundation for their education right here in Colombo.

 UTS Foundation Studies is a highly regarded qualification around the world and is the best preparation for success at an Australian university.

It opens the door to a range of undergraduate programs at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia’s number one young university, or to enter diploma courses at UTS Sri Lanka in Business, Engineering and IT.

The course has been designed in collaboration with UTS. It has the needs of international students in mind, building skills in such areas as mathematics, society and culture, and academic skills. It also includes interesting, contemporary subjects such as International Perspectives, Science, Technology and Society, and Introduction to Creative Thinking. UTS Foundation Studies opens a rich array of study opportunities. On successful completion, many students from Sri Lanka travel to Australia and study degrees such as Health Sciences, Business, IT or Engineering at UTS.

Health Sciences

With a focus on the social model of health, the UTS Health Science degree can lead to a range of careers. Some students concentrate on using and interpreting data to improve health care systems.

Students can also build an understanding of international health priorities or focus on pharmacology or physiotherapy with a view to further study. The shared outcome is a broad-based education that combines health-specific content (such as population health, public health, primary care and indigenous health) with a selection of professional subjects (such as interpersonal communication, evidence and intuition, diversity and culture), enabling graduates to work effectively in many health care environments.


UTS Business School is one of a handful in the world to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

This means it has attained the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Undergraduate students can customise their degrees with a range of study options to match their interests and ambitions. In the Bachelor of Business, students can experience each discipline before choosing how to construct their degree after the first year.

 The Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Economics, and Bachelor of Accounting options also give students the opportunity to refine their studies with elective options as they progress.

Information Technology

An undergraduate IT degree from UTS opens exciting, challenging employment opportunities in every sector of the IT industry, all around the globe. The courses are continually being updated to keep pace with advancing technologies and developing industry trends, which keeps them current and relevant.

A strong focus on practical skills makes them the leading programs of their kind. From the beginning of their studies, students apply their skills to real industry challenges and engage in hackathons and showcases. Courses are delivered by industry professionals who understand the importance of practical learning.


With a strong grounding in maths, science and technology, engineers are developing solutions to global issues and driving innovation. Undergraduate engineering courses at UTS are continuously evolving to stay in the forefront of the industry. Students graduate with skills that equip them to make a real difference in the world in a wide range of roles.

Majors available include biomedical, civil, data, electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, software and more. Graduates are employed in diverse roles in every sector of the industry, in countries around the globe.

A unique and supportive pathway

Ms Alison Hiscox, Principal of UTS Sri Lanka, says, “UTS Foundation Studies a unique and supportive pathway for students in Sri Lanka who wish to continue their studies at UTS.

Our style of teaching and learning builds their confidence and capabilities as independent learners. The education our students experience here ensure they will be self-reliant and well-prepared for study success as they continue their university journey.”

Enrolments underway now

A new semester at UTS Sri Lanka begins on 8 November, with Orientation during the week commencing 2nd November. This presents a unique opportunity for local students to prepare for success at UTS, Australia’s top-ranking young university.

Students whose plans may have been affected by current international travel restrictions can commence their courses very soon, right here in Colombo – with the security of knowing they’re on a pathway to complete their studies at UTS when travel reopens.

To find out more about courses available at UTS Sri Lanka, and how to enrol visit utscollege.edu.lk or call 0774 775 774.

About UTS

UTS is a dynamic and innovative university, ranked as Australia’s top young university, and 133rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021, reflecting its strength in employability, research, teaching, and internationalisation.

UTS Sri Lanka prepares students for entry to all UTS undergraduate courses through the UTS Foundation Studies Program and offers a Diploma of Business, a Diploma of Engineering and a Diploma of IT.

When students complete their first year at UTS Sri Lanka, they are ready to complete their UTS degree in Sydney. *subject to results and course chosen and no more than two subject failures.