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With a strong focus on delivering excellence in education, Swinburne University of Technology offers access to over 60 bachelor degrees through its range of pathway programs.

Swinburne University of Technology has been ranked as one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) confirming its place among the top 3% of universities in the world and the top 3 universities in Melbourne. Swinburne is at the forefront of science, technology and innovation. Its prestigious qualifications are designed to provide students with practical and industry-oriented programs with the focus of increasing the employability potential of their graduates.

Swinburne Pathway programs are available in Sri Lanka exclusively through Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS). These programs are designed to prepare students for their Swinburne degrees in the Business, IT and Engineering streams (pathways for arts, aviation, social sciences and IT also exist).

Professor Linda Kristjanson

Professor Linda Kristjanson

Vice Chancellor
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

It is with great pride that Swinburne University of Technology is opening its doors to promising students in Sri Lanka.

In recent years, Swinburne has become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 400 in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. This places Swinburne in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Our emphasis is on teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives.

Our teaching is of an exceptional quality, with high ratings for graduate satisfaction, teaching quality, staff qualifications and employability skills. We place a strong emphasis on building career-ready graduates who use their knowledge to immediately deliver results in the workplace. The English language education that we provide is of the highest standard. Our researchers have a reputation for high-impact research with strengths in computing, design,engineering, advanced manufacturing technology, optics and applied laser technology, astrophysics, biotechnology, cognitive sciences and social sustainability.

We have students and graduates from more than 100 countries the world over. We welcome international students to both our Melbourne campuses as well as to our unique campus in Sarawak, Malaysia which provides prospective students with additional choice on how to progress on their educational journey. find them. As an early leader in international education, we are proud to be making educational opportunities available to a new generation of learners. Thank you for making us welcome in Sri Lanka. 

Peter Krikstolaitis

Peter Krikstolaitis

CEO, Swinburne College, Australia

It is with great pleasure that Swinburne will commence delivering its programs in Sri Lanka. We believe education is very empowering for building the future of both individuals and nations, and we are proud to be able to offer Swinburne programs in Colombo. We are very pleased to be able to undertake this important project in partnership with the Nawaloka College of Higher Studies and acknowledge their strong contribution to this project.

Swinburne has a long history in providing education opportunities of the highest quality, and providing its graduates with long term benefits from their engagement. As a university with a focus on quality outcomes that are innovative in their nature, we know we are preparing our graduates for a successful future.

At Swinburne, we value our reputation as this is important for our graduates’ future. As such, we are selective in the partnerships we engage in. Nawaloka is an organisation with an outstanding reputation, and through the positive nature of our engagement, we are very confident of a long and successful future in Sri Lanka as we grow the College through our collective efforts. I would like to thank all those from Nawaloka and Swinburne who have successfully brought this project together.

We know we will see graduates from this College in either our Melbourne or Sarawak campus. We look forward to welcoming them in the near future on this important part of their journey to a successful career. It is with great pleasure we welcome Swinburne College, Sri lanka into the Swinburne family.