Sri Lanka Student Visa

Sri Lanka
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreign students who wish to study and reside in Sri Lanka for more than 6 months, need to apply for a student visa in the nearest embassy or consulate of the home country or country of residence.

The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is :
  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution of Sri Lanka.

  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.

  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.

  4. Get the acceptance/admission letter from the university in Sri Lanka

  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  6. Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Sri Lanka.



30 Days and more Month(s)



30 - 60


Processing time

2 to 3 Month(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Sri Lanka Student Visa?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 12 months
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your studies or a scholarship which confirms the payment of the tuition fees
  • You must to be accepted/enrolled in a course of an approved university/college in Sri Lanka
  • You should be of good character and health
  • You need to have details of accommodation in Sri Lanka
  • You may require valid travel insurance covering the entire period of your studies
  • Additional requirements might be present. Please check with your University/College in Sri Lanka for details.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Sri Lanka Student Visa?

6 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of enrollment letter from educational institute in Sri Lanka
  • Copies of valid passport (including the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Proof of financial means/scholarship to cover the studies
  • Detail of accommodation (Hostel, University residence etc..)
  • Copies of travel health insurance (if applicable)

Talent Migration data for Sri Lanka

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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