Graduate from a Top 100 University
YOUR PATHWAY TO A MONASH DEGREE STARTS IN SRI LANKA
At Universal College Lanka (UCL)
Universal College Lanka is the exclusive partner in Sri Lanka for Monash College (A fully owned subsidiary of Monash
University, Australia) providing pathway programmes for Monash University, Australia & Malaysia. Monash University is
ranked in the Top 100 universities world-wide and ranked at the top for Employability of its graduates.
UCL focuses on creating a learning culture that will give students a great learning experience in pursuing their Monash
University degree starting right here in Sri Lanka. What makes UCL different from other tertiary institutes is that it gives
the students a unique opportunity of a guaranteed entry to Monash University.
UCL is a very special place for students and staff, especially since Monash is in the world’s Top 100 list, accepted by all
universities in Australia, therefore the acceptance of Monash foundation qualification as an entry level is very high. The
Monash programme provides students with a choice of subjects at Foundation level and Diploma level that are specific to
successfully completing their chosen destination degrees.
UCL is becoming students’ first choice in starting their Australian degree due to: superior academic delivery through the
highly qualified, experienced and committed panel of lecturers; small classrooms with individual attention to the students;
the teaching and learning methods which are of international standards and its close and unique collaboration with
partner institution, Monash College.
UCL Panel of Lecturers
UCL lecturers are world-class and are hired after a rigorous interview process, and officially confirmed by Monash College.
Currently on the panel there are 6 PhD holders, and the rest are MSc/MBA qualified, and most have either studied or
taught at reputed US, UK or Australian Universities. UCL is confident that the students will receive the best possible
support and guidance throughout the programme. A pool of reputed visiting lecturers also supports the teaching panel,
especially in areas that need industrial experience. Having an experienced panel enriches the student learning experience
and helps in providing expert counseling, when necessary. Teaching and research profiles of all lecturers are available at
http://www.ucl.lk.
UCL Infrastructure Facility
Situated in the capital of Sri Lanka, Universal College Lanka (UCL) is located in a picturesque setting bordering the
“Diyawanna Oya”, providing the ideal atmosphere for a city campus. This fully equipped, state of the art 25,000 sqft air
conditioned facility with ample parking, and houses 10 lecture halls, 2 auditoriums, 5 labs, 3 ICT labs, a library and many
WIFI enabled comfortable study and waiting areas for students’ convenience. The rooftop canteen and student recreation
areas add to the student experience. The campus can accommodate 1000 students and 50 staff members at a time.
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is a pre-university programme that prepares students for entry into first year
at Monash University. It allows students to pick subjects and tailor their studies to suit the university degree they would
like to pursue in the future. After completing the Foundation Year, and achieving the required minimum marks to start a
degree, the student is guaranteed a place in the first year of the chosen undergraduate degree at Monash University or
they may continue to do the Monash College Diploma here at UCL. The standard and curriculum for the MUFY programme
is world-renowned, and it is accepted as an entry qualification by all Australian Universities.
Intakes are in January, July and September. It takes about 10 months to complete the course over two semesters. Studying
English is compulsory, but students get to choose from a variety of subjects, including Mathematics, Economics,
Accounting, Chemistry, ICT, Biology and Globalization. The subject selection is tailored so that students gather the
knowledge required to excel in the degree programme which they would commence after a year.
Monash College Diplomas
A Monash College Diploma is a specialist programme that provides students with a direct pathway into second year at
Monash University. We offer Diplomas leading to Monash University courses that are offered in the;
• Faculty of Business & Economics
• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Information Technology
During the programme, you study the equivalent curriculum and assessments as the first year university students. After
successful completion, the diploma students will be accepted into second year of a relevant Monash University degree
programme, as long as the subject requirements and the minimum score requirements are met.
What some of our Parents had to say:
It has been a very rewarding and mentally satisfying decision I took to educate my daughter comprehensively at UCL,
considering the time constraints I face in my public and corporate life.”
Dr. Earl Gunasekara (Chairman of Earls Court company hotels, Former Dep. Minister of Plantations Industry)
“We’ve got many friends and family in Australia and we learnt that Australia provides many opportunities to aspiring
young professionals especially by providing international students an opportunity for post study work unlike other
countries. Having heard how the past students of UCL have fared and are faring in the programmes leading to Monash
programmes in their first year here, was a definite decision making factor for choosing UCL to start my son’s Monash
University journey here in Sri Lanka. Mr. Sheroon Hathy
Australia is a country that’s promising growth in opportunities for students seeking higher education, and Monash
University is a Top 100 university producing world-class graduates who are highly employable throughout the world. UCL
is the exclusive institution offering Monash courses in Sri Lanka with a pathway to Monash University. This made me
decide UCL for my son’s higher education.”
Mrs. Lucida Rodrigo
“To begin my daughter’s journey towards a Monash University degree at UCL in Sri Lanka was the best decision I could’ve
made, seen the success she has achieved and the amount of support received from the institution. Mrs. Priyanthi
Wickramasinghe
We wanted our daughter to pursue her degree with Monash University, which is one of Australia’s best and also in the
World Top 100 universities. Starting her 1st year here at UCL in Sri Lanka gives her exposure to university education and
the experience needed to pursue her degree at Monash in Australia when she transfers for the second year.”
Mr. G. A. R. D. Prasanna
Begin Your Monash Journey
Opening doors to those students aspiring to start their higher education qualifications from a reputed university right here
in Sri Lanka, UCL provides opportunities for you to embark on your dream at an affordable investment while experiencing
the same quality of education and learning experience. With quality assurance being the core of UCL, a highly qualified
and experienced panel of lecturers and a state-of-the-art facility in Colombo, the students’ learning experience at UCL will
gear them to be world-class professionals.
Write to UCL on info@ucl.lk or contact us on 0774 777 000 for further information. You are also welcome to visit us at UCL
#503, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya.
Monash University, Australia World Rankings
• Ranked in the top 1% of world universities 74th in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings (2016/17)
• Ranked 56th in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2015)
The Good Universities Guide 2016 awarded five stars to Monash University for: Staff qualifications, student retention
and research grants.
• Ranked as the best university in Australia for Engineering and Technology (Times Higher Education, 2016/17)
• Ranked as the best university in Australia for Chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
• Ranked 41st in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical Medicine and Health (Times Higher Education, 2016/17)
• Ranked 63rd in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016/17)
Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian Universities recognized for their excellence
in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on
higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.
Top 1% of Business Employability education providers. Monash University is the only Group of Eight university with
Triple Crown International Business accreditation within the Faculty of Business and Economics: (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)