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  • 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 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 ...
Sri Lankan Education Exhibition and Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Austrade update
Over 500 students attended the Australia Future Unlimited: Student Information Session and Education Exhibition 2014, held over two days in Colombo during February, as part of Australian Education Wee ...
Promote your institution at Australian Education Week 2014 in Sri Lanka
Monday, October 14, 2013Schools | ELICOS | Vocational Education and Training (VET) | Higher education | Austrade update
An opportunity exists to profile your institution in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at Australian Education Week 2014. It will be the fourth consecutive year for the Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibit ...

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