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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. 

Monica Kennedy

Professor Monica Kennedy

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Swinburne University of Technology

In 2014, Swinburne University of Technology commenced its exclusive partnership with Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) and since then the partnership has continued to grow and thrive. We have seen an increase of students enrolling into Swinburne Foundation and Diploma (Unilink) programs at NCHS and we are very proud of the quality of students who study with us in Sri Lanka with NCHS and those who transfer to our degree programs.

The secret behind the success are the standards that are maintained at NCHS. The quality assurance bench marks at Swinburne are maintained in Sri Lanka and the reports, as well as the students’ performance indicate that the staff at NCHS are committed to ensuring that students receive an excellent standard of academic delivery and study experience. While at NCHS, the students get accustomed to the quality framework, teaching methods and Swinburne standards in education. This ensures that the students are groomed to succeed throughout the program and in their studies when they transfer to complete their bachelor degrees.

We are extremely proud of the partnership that Swinburne has had with NCHS for the past four years, and we consider it an exemplary one. We look forward to developing the partnership in the future, increasing the avenues available, so that Sri Lankan youth can enjoy the best that Australia has on offer.