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* Sri Lankan government allocates 5 percent of slots in local universities to foreign students
Sat, Jun 25, 2011, 11:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to allocate 5 percent of the slots in the country's universities to foreign students and local students who have received their secondary education overseas.

According to the government, an additional 4.5 percent slot has been allocated to the said categories in addition to current the 0.5 percent.

Foreign students would be able to study medical, paramedical courses including nursing, and other courses such as law, engineering, design and architecture, management studies, agriculture and humanities and social sciences in leading universities in the country.

The course fee for Medical and Dental sciences has been marked as US$ 12,000, Nursing US$ 10,000, Engineering Design and Architecture US$ 8,000, Agriculture US$ 6,000, Law US$ 5,000, Management Studies US$ 4,000 and Humanities and Social Sciences US$ 3,000.

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