Degree in Bachelor of Arts (External)

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The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL) has the unique capability of catering to the higher educational needs not only of the Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces but of the entire country. Accordingly, BA General (External) Degree Programme has been designed to provide an opportunity to the students those who do not get the university admission but are willing to obtain a degree. All the academic operations of this degree program are done by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, which is one of the five faculties of the university and administration of the program by the CODL.


Duration of this degree program is 3 years. At the end of each year (1st, 2nd and 3rd), students will sit for an examination. Seminars related to each course unit will be held at weekends only. 

 At the beginning of the course, registration will be made for 4 years and registration of the students who fail to complete the degree within the period of first registration will be extended for another 4 years. The degree should be completed within a period of 8 years from the first registration.


The degree program has been introduced to achieve several objectives.

 One of the objectives is to improve the subject knowledge of those who are employed in different fields to meet the professional demands of their careers by providing an access to the higher education. The program strives to develop the person’s capacity through a board range of academic disciplines to meet challenges of the 21st century.

Further, this program is expected contribute to the nation in its path to prosperity by producing graduates equipped with sound knowledge and skills.