IIHS welcomes all international students to be a part of the SMART Revolution! With state of the art learning facilities and a student centric learning environment at IIHS we urge you to ‘feel’ beautiful Sri Lanka famous for its nature, beaches, history and relaxing lifestyle.

As an International University Learning Center (IULC), IIHS offers international programs for local and regional students to provide access to quality education. With world recognized affiliations in Nursing, Medicine, Bio Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Education and Health Administration, we ensure that our students gain an international experience at the very heart of Sri Lanka.

As an international student, you may apply to IIHS directly or with the help of our overseas representatives. Intakes for the undergraduate programs are from September to January, whilst the post graduate program intakes take place in January and September.
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Listed below are the entry requirements for international students for each program. Course entry requirements vary depending on the country where the exam was taken. Students are requested to submit the relevant certificates during the submission of applications.

Foundation in Biological Science - 5 passes at Ordinary Level

Advanced Diploma in General Nursing - 3 Simple Passes at Advanced Level. For students who do not meet the requirement are required to complete the 1 year Foundation in Biological Science.

Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy - 3 Simple Passes at Advanced Level. For students who do not meet the requirement are required to complete the 1 year Foundation in Biological Science.

Bachelors in Nursing Science (Hons.) – 3 year Diploma in recognized institute. (Click here for information on recognized institutes in the region)

Masters in Nursing – Recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (Click here for information on recognized institutes in the region)

Masters in Physiotherapy Recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (Click here for information on recognized institutes in the region)

When submitting documents for your course application, it is vital to attach requested supporting documents on time to avoid delay in the process of the application. All documents are required to be certified prior to submission and be translated into English.

The required certified copies are as below:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Ordinary Level certificate
  • Advanced Level Certificate (for Advanced Diploma programs)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate (for post-graduate programs)

You can submit your application to IIHS in person, through email or through an IIHS Overseas Representative.

IIHS Overseas Representatives

You can apply to study at IIHS through one of our international representatives. These organizations are all accredited by IIHS and will assist you with advice, liaise with the Institute on your behalf, provide information about courses and help you through the entire application process.

The list of IIHS Overseas Representatives

  • India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Myanmar, China - Mr. David Samuel – +94 773 028 302 / +94 114321432
  • Maldives – Mr. Kenneth

If you’re an international applicant who’d like to come to Sri Lanka, you must apply for a student visa or hold a valid visa to study in Sri Lanka.

How to apply for a visa

Once you’ve accepted an offer from IIHS and we’ve received your fees, we’ll send you an offer letter. You’ll need this letter to apply for your student visa as soon as you can.

To apply for a student visa, you need to:

  • have a an offer letter from IIHS
  • meet the visa application criteria for your country
  • undergo a medical examination with a medical practitioner approved by IIHS upon arrival to Sri Lanka

Have questions about entry requirements, courses, key dates or anything else? We can help talk through your course and career options.

IIHS – Global: Ms. Sachini Amarasooriya
Telephone: +94 766566761

Living in Sri Lanka can be an exciting adventure for international students and we at IIHS hope to add more value to your learning experience in Sri Lanka. Allow us to support you through each step of your time in Sri Lanka.

The IIHS International Student Office aims to ensure that you will be supported from the moment you apply to IIHS for your higher studies. The IIHS International Student Advisors will offer you advice on the following:

  • getting a new offer letter/visa
  • visa conditions relating to enrolment requirements
  • Leave of absence approval
  • Crisis management

They are also available to support under 18 students.

The IIHS International Student Advisor can provide support and advice in person, online or over the phone. You can book a private appointment or simply drop-in to the International Student Support Centre during contact hours for a 15 minute consultation.

In 2019, IIHS will commence the IIHS Shuttle Bus Service which will be provide a daily shuttle service to students travelling from Colombo to IIHS.

In addition, taxi services including Uber, PickMe is available whilst frequent public transport is available for students.

Student support unit of IIHS will help locate your lodging placements with affiliated accommodation providers.

Sri Lanka

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time.  It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.

Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.  Within a mere area of  65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach - 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.






IIHS being an International University Learning Center provides access to pathways to world class tertiary institutes in Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Europe and Malaysia. Our pathway programs are designed to ensure that students gain access employment in develop countries. Speak to our International Student Support officer to learn how you could access international access pathway programs from IIHS.


Sri Lanka, located in South Asia is conveniently accessible from major airports in the region. IIHS being half an hour from the Bandaranaike International Airport, provides students hassle free access to the world. The temperature in Colombo ranges from 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius with an average humidity of 70% with a much cooler climate in the hills.  Make sure you pack your sunscreen lotion, hat and cool cotton clothing to feel comfy in the much sought after tropical weather.


Did you know that Sri Lanka was voted as the number 1 destination travel on Lonely Planet? From exquisite cuisines to an abundance of cultural festivals, we offer you a range of culinary experiences. The IIHS Student Council too will host many events to ensure that you are exposed to a broad assortment of cultural experiences. Cafes and hotels in Sri Lanka offer a variety of food and beverage options for your dietary and lifestyle needs.


IIHS students are exposed to a multitude of conferences which would allow students to present their work at national and international research forums. Annually IIHS hosts a technical conference and a research forum which provides access to evidence based research and the opportunity for students to present their own work on a global platform.