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APIIT launches NCUK IYOne

  • Pathway programme guarantees entry to second year at university of choice

For the first time in the Sri Lankan higher education sector, NCUK International Year One (IYOne) – a first-year undergraduate programme that prepares and qualifies international students for entry to the second year of undergraduate degree programmes offered by the NCUK partner Universities – was launched by APIIT Sri Lanka on 27 September.

The event was held at BMICH under the patronage of APIIT Sri Lankan Chairman Bandula Egodage and APIIT Sri Lanka Director Roshan Egodage, during the inaugural awards ceremony of the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY). The landmark initiative reaffirmed NCUK’s strong partnership with APIIT Sri Lanka, which pioneered the successful introduction of NCUK qualifications to Sri Lanka in 2021.  

NCUK IYOne is designed for students who are planning to continue their studies overseas after the completion of the first year of their undergraduate studies in Sri Lanka. Upon the completion of the NCUK IYOne pathway programme, students will be eligible for the second year of, not only one, but numerous undergraduate degree programmes offered by selected NCUK partner universities, which substantially sets the NCUK IYOne apart from other pathway programmes available in Sri Lanka.

During the event, APIIT Sri Lanka Chairman Egodage commented on the contemporary need to broaden the horizons of the education landscape in Sri Lanka. “Since the launch of the NCUK International Foundation Year in 2021, APIIT has been actively sought-after by students and parents for foundation as well as undergraduate study. We consider it our duty to continue improving higher education opportunities in Sri Lanka, and the NCUK IYOne is the next milestone of many more revolutionary educational solutions to be offered by APIIT to the Sri Lankan student community.” 

Currently, APIIT offers the NCUK IYOne in both Law and Business. On completion of the NCUK International Year One in Law, students are able to transfer to multiple universities in the UK, including Aston University, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, and University of Sheffield. For students who complete the NCUK International Year One in Business, a number of leading universities in the UK, Canada, and Australia are available for progression.

Established in 1999, APIIT Sri Lanka is well known for its contribution to the higher education industry in Sri Lanka. APIIT conducts undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Business, Computing, and Law, awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. 

With a current student population of over 2,000 students and a current annual intake of around 1000 students, APIIT Sri Lanka is the largest provider of British degree programmes in Sri Lanka, and has set a benchmark for quality and standards in private higher education in Sri Lanka.