About Us - Royal Institute of Colombo

About Us

The Royal Institute of Colombo, (RIC) offers you an opportunity to read for Degrees and Graduate Diplomas from leading universities in the UK and Australia that are of international standard and repute – all at an affordable cost while studying in Sri Lanka. The qualification awarded will be the same as that of an undergraduate student who is reading for a degree in the UK or Australia. As a centre of academic excellence for 40 years, RIC offers a wide range of renowned Degrees and Certificate programmes to suit your specific needs.

Our Mission

To provide students with life changing opportunities through intellectual transformation, and use knowledge, skills and attitudes they develop to best serve the world upholding the values they cherished.

Our Vision

To be the leading international higher education provider in the country and in the region inspiring excellence and innovation.

Our Values

  • Commitment to excellence and innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Respect and compassion
  • Inclusiveness
  • Social responsibility
  • Integrity

Our History

The Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) was first established in 1991 and ever since RIC has been conducting degree programmes in diverse fields of study through the University of London International Programmes. Prior to 1991, Royal Institute had been conducting classes to teach for the external degree programmes of the University of Peradeniya. Therefore, RIC has over 40 years of experience in the higher education sector in Sri Lanka and over 30 years of experience in conducting the University of London Certificate (Diploma) and Degree programmes. The reputation gained through the years led RIC to partner with Deakin University Australia in 2012 to offer BSc Engineering, Science and Bio Medical Science degrees, where the students could complete the degrees in Australia. RIC was awarded the ‘Affiliate Centre’ status in 2008 by the University of London for having demonstrated a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative process. Affiliate Centre status is the highest level of recognition awarded by the University of London. 


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Achieving good results requires a high degree of self-motivation, and the ability for independent study. E-Learning facilitates the independent learner with new and engaging resources and online course content. It also provides Electronic study materials, Student discussion forums, Videos, Audiovisual tutorials and solutions, Self-testing activities, Study skills


A well-equipped Computer Laboratory is available to students and faculty alike. The lab can accommodate up to 61 persons on Intel 5 based computers.  The networked lab facilities are designed to supplement high performance requirements, and feature the latest version installation of software to support course requirements.


Alongside academic lectures provided, students are provided with tutorials, which facilitates learning and interaction in smaller groups, with the lecturer. Study groups are encouraged and overseen intermittently by the Academic Coordinators.


RIC is proud to boast of an extensive Alumnus, and with the introduction of the RIC alumni Laureate Awards, we hope to solidify our fold.