Contributing to the building of a
sustainable international
education sector

utility-emailutility-printContact usChange to standard fontChange to large font
Sri Lanka map
  • Capital Colombo
  • Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
  • Population 20.8 million
  • International tertiary students 20,805 Source: UNESCO
  • Australian share (number) 3,423
  • Australian share (percentage) 16 percent


Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibition Sri Lanka 2015
12 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
Colombo , Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka education market profile

News and opportunities

Australian Education Week Sri Lanka 2015MIP subscribers only
Wednesday, October 08, 2014Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Opportunities | Alumni
Australian Education Week Sri Lanka will be held in Colombo during early February 2015. The event will provide education institutions the opportunity to engage with Sri Lankan students and promote the ...
Australian universities network with schools in ColomboMIP subscribers only
Tuesday, October 07, 2014Updates | Schools | Higher education
In early September Austrade held a networking event for representatives from Australian education institutions and Sri Lankan heads of schools in Colombo. The event provided an opportunity for parties ...
Sri Lankan schools sector growing in importanceMIP subscribers only
Monday, September 22, 2014Updates | Schools | Higher education
The importance of the Sri Lankan schools sector has been emphasised following a school visit program held on 5 September by the Colombo International School (CIS), in conjunction with Austrade.
Local universities in Sri Lanka to admit 50,000 foreign students by 2020 MIP subscribers only
Tuesday, September 16, 2014Updates | Higher education
The Higher Education Ministry hopes to admit 50,000 foreign students to local universities by 2020 as part of the Sri Lanka Government’s vision to turn Sri Lanka into an international hub of higher ed ...
Call for abstracts for International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment in Sri LankaMIP subscribers only
Wednesday, April 02, 2014Higher education | Opportunities
Institutions are invited to submit abstracts for the fifth International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment under the theme ‘Capacity Development for Sustainability’. The conference will be h ...

Market Information Package

The Market Information Package (MIP) provides market intelligence, opportunities, analysis and student data to support Australia’s international education sector.

About the Market Information Package

twitter-bird-light-bgs.pngFollow us @Austrade_Ed

International student data

  • Future Unlimited

    Future Unlimited logo

    The Future Unlimited brand has been created for Australian education, training, marketing and promotion agencies.

    Find out how to use the brand

  • How Austrade can help

    Austrade provides services to support the international engagement strategies of Australian education providers.

    Austrade Services

  • Education newsletter

    Austrade publishes a weekly e-newsletter for the international education sector, which summarises the latest international education industry news from around the globe.

    Subscribe now

Site Information

Austrade makes no warranty, express or implied as to the fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy or usefulness of any information contained in this document. Any consequential loss or damage suffered as a result of reliance on this information is the sole responsibility of the user.