Royal Institute of Colombo – International Programme

Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC), a market leader in tertiary education is the Affiliated Centre of the University of London in Sri Lanka. Currently it offers 15 degrees in the areas of Finance, Economics,Accounting, Banking, Business, Information Systems, International Relations, Law, Management, Mathematics and Sociology under the international programmes of the University of London. RIC also offers Diploma courses in Economics, Law and Social Sciences which are access routes to the degrees. Today, there are over 1,200 students following the degree and diploma courses at RIC.

In recognition of the high level of commitment and support provides in delivering the University of London international programmes, Royal institute of Colombo has been granted AFFILIATE CENTRE status by the University of London.

A unique feature of our programmes is that development of the syllabuses, course material, guide lines and evaluation of answer scripts are all done by the academics of the University of London. All examinations are also held by the University of London itself. Additionally, the University closely and regularly supervises the delivery of our programmes to ensure that we maintain the same high standard and students of the international programmes are examined too the same standards as that required of students enrolled at the University’s constituent colleges. Students who graduate in Sri Lanka are entitled to receive their awards in the United Kingdom at the annual convocation of the University of London.

Under the international programmes of the University of London, Royal Institute of Colombo offers a wonderful opportunity to our students to study from the comfort of their homes with family and friends around and yet to obtain a world class degree at a fraction of the cost of studying for the same degree in the UK.

With loads of experience of over 20years in the field of tertiary education Royal Institute of Colombo has further broaden opportunities to our students to gain an internationally recognized degree by introducing a pre-degree foundation course. Considering the very few choices available to a large number of students in Sri Lanka who drop out at the secondary education system after GCE A/levels, but who wish to eventually pursue a degree programme, this foundation course which allows them to undergo an intensive learning process has been introduced.

The pre-degree foundation course of 5months duration is conducted on week days and is intended to give the students not only an orientation in preparation to undertake degree studies, but also an in-depth knowledge of the important core subjects, to make it easier for them to follow BSc or LLB degrees and achieve excellent results. It would also be considered as a preferred entry qualification for admissions to the degree programme of the University of London.

Royal Institute of Colombo consistently produced excellent results maintaining outstanding class rates and pass rates in the region of between 97% to 100% and some students achieving “Worlds Best” results. In the year 2010 RIC produced a 97% pass rate at the degree level.

RIC on its partprovides state of the art facilities and other resources for students to go through a rich educational experience highlighting the fact that in education, at what ever level, the journey is as important as the final destination.

The automated library which is one of the best in Sri Lanka has an extensive collection of text in the respective fields of study, supplementary books and other reading material recommended by the University of London. Furthermore students are also provided on-line access to the University of London library as well as the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) of the university’s portal to enable them to access many resources and external sites.

The highly qualified and experienced lecturers at RIC not only deliver the academic programmes effectively but also are very enthusiastic about student progress and provide care and proper guidance to the students. RIC invites students to enroll in the pre-degree foundation course due to commence in early 2012 and carve out a path to eventually gain a degree of international repute from the prestigious university of London.

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