Introducing the Deakin Cloud Campus at RIC: because COVID shouldn’t steal your thunder - Royal Institute of Colombo

Introducing the Deakin Cloud Campus at RIC: because COVID shouldn’t steal your thunder

Introducing the Deakin Cloud Campus at RIC: because COVID shouldn’t steal your thunder

Your Future is Cloudy – and that’s a good thing.

Take full advantage with RIC’s new blended learning initiative

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) brings to you the Blended Learning initiative in collaboration with the Deakin University. This initiative has been specifically introduced for the students who have faced a major setback in starting their international degree programme in Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions. The distress of losing peer connection and classroom environment has left students finding themselves feeling adrift. Families, on the other hand, who rely on the support and guidance of the university have faced with a significantly complicated situation regarding the future of their children. The emergence of blended learning has thus become the new dynamics and need of the hour in the education sector today. Hence, students will now be able to complete the entire degree in Sri Lanka at their comfort of being closer to home.

Enjoy the exclusive 50% scholarship only through RIC

The cost savings that come along with the university’s new Blended Learning initiative is a financial relief for the students and families. The RIC-Deakin partnership exclusively offers a flat 50% scholarship on the tuition fees for students who choose to complete their entire degree programme from Sri Lanka itself. Moreover, in terms of cost saving, an RIC student can save up to 60% of the expenses for the Engineering pathway programme and up to 40% of the expenses for the Science pathway programme as compared to starting at Deakin directly. Amidst the mounting financial pressure during this difficult time, RIC is continuously seeking ways to address this concern with compassion towards students and families.


Build your edge with the finest quality of education

While financial incentives in place, the students will not at all have to compromise with the quality of education that RIC has always delivered at its forefront. The courses and units delivered through the Deakin Cloud Campus are taught by the same academic staff as at other campuses in Australia. Classes are recorded and posted on Cloud Deakin (Deakin’s dedicated online platform) and students will be engaged in active learning activities in real time with other students and staff using innovative digital tools. Moreover, RIC will be further supporting students with the learning infrastructure along with practical, tutorials and local lecturer’s expertise.

Reap opportunity with the RIC-Deakin partnership

Since the formation of an abiding partnership in 2012, RIC and Deakin University have incredibly uplifted the aspirations of Sri Lankan students intending to pursue an international degree. The collaboration has offered students the choice to pursue their bachelor’s degree in the fields of Science, Engineering and Environmental Science. The significant growth of this partnership has continuously opened invaluable avenues to students in global employability and further studies.

As of 2020, Deakin University ranks 16 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Australia University Rankings list and is one of the major hubs for the international students. Deakin is placed in the top 1% of the world’s universities for its internationally recognized quality of research and teaching. With numerous active global partnerships and alumni network, students with Deakin degree will be able to connect with industries, governments, research institutes and NGO’s.

Fly High with Deakin University, Australia – without ever getting on a flight.

At RIC, students are encouraged to fly high until they realize their true potential. In order to help them achieve their ambition, the university is dedicated to offer guidance and support in making their path easier despite unprecedent circumstances. Your aspirations need no boundaries, they require you to get your head out of the clouds without ever getting on a flight. Get to it by spreading your wings and making the right choice! RIC is now actively accepting new enrollments for the new 2021 intake.


Another stellar alumnus is Mr. Yasith Handapangoda – the recipient of the Deakin Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for the year 2020. He shares, “I would like to remind the immense support and constant guidance I had from RIC and all my lecturers throughout the last couple of years. Nothing would have been possible without them. It has been such a wonderful journey with a lot of ups and downs, but I think there is still a long way to go. So, I just want to take this chance to appreciate everyone who has been there for me along this way, from my family and friends who are always by my side, RIC and all my lecturers to anybody who has been a part of this, I’m grateful to have each one of them and hope this achievement would mean an appreciation of all the efforts they’ve put in for me.”