Are You Ready to Select the ‘Right University’?

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Selecting the right university can be a daunting process for the school leaver. With the booming education industry, the number of universities and institutes offering degree programmes is numerous. The below points will help you select the university that will enable you to make the right choice.


While most private universities in Sri Lanka claim foreign affiliations from the ‘best’ university with the ‘highest ranking’, the credibility of the local partner is often questionable. Find out as to how old the local partner university is, who is on the management team, information on the lecture panel and facilities. Ensure that both the local university, as well as the foreign affiliations, have credibility and global acceptance.

Facilities and Faculty

Life at university is often regarded as the best years in life. The fun, freedom, friends adds value to the education received. Education is more than the happenings in the classroom. It is the holistic experience gained through being a part of clubs and societies and the soft skills gained such as leadership and team building. The education and the quality of the university, is synonymous with its faculty. Do not hesitate to question the university regarding the background of the lecturers, their qualifications, experience and credibility.

The Nawaloka College of Higher Studies

The Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) is a provider of globally recognized higher education qualifications. Located in the heart of Colombo, the NCHS campus consists of modern facilities, providing students with a learning environment on par with international standards. With a strong commitment to provide high quality education, NCHS offers distinctive benefits that are tailor made to suit the needs of each individual student.

Local Credibility

Nawaloka is a household name which is synonymous with quality. This is the underlying objective at NCHS. A key indicator of quality is credibility. Credibility is seen through the work done since the institution was established and at the institute proves itself over its numerous intakes.

Global Partnerships

NCHS has partnered with the global leaders in education, the Swinburne University of Technology as well as the California State Universities California State University Monterey Bay, California State University San Marcos , California State University Bakersfield and California State University Humboldt. Students from NCHS have transferred to the partner universities and are thriving with the foundation received at NCHS. Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, CEO/ Chairman of NCHS stated that all the universities are among the top higher education providers and because of the NCHS partnership, will be easily approachable to Sri Lankan students. The pathway will eliminate the hindrances that commonly prevent students from studying in leading international universities. These include high investment, impediments in obtaining visa and the culture shock. It was therefore stated that the students will enjoy International Excellence in education from the comfort of their own homes. “As NCHS is an affiliated college you are basically students at Swinburne but you have the advantage of getting more help with your studies with one-on-one help from the excellent teaching staff and the smaller class rooms. This also means that you have full access to the blackboard online system from the start. All of this helps to make the transition as smooth as it can be” said Senal Ranaweera who transferred to Melbourne in order to complete his degree in International Business.

Tailor Made Study programmes

At NCHS, students enjoy smaller classes, focused learning and one-on-one time with the teachers, giving every opportunity to succeed in studies. The study programmes conducted at NCHS are identical to that of Swinburne, Australia follow the same curriculum, methods of teaching and evaluations, ensuring high quality and international standards. These identical industryinformed and industry-engaged study programmes at NCHS are specially designed to combine rigorous academic studies with practical knowledge essential for the academic and career success of the students.

To find out more on how you can be a part of the February intake at NCHS, call 0777 899 998/ 011 5 899 998 or email