Students based in Sri Lanka will have an opportunity to study Business, IT and Engineering at La Trobe University, Australia, without leaving their home country, as part of a new partnership with leading private university, Horizon Campus.
Students will commence a one-year diploma in Sri Lanka in August 2022, taught by Horizon Campus staff, but following the La Trobe syllabus and with the students enrolled at the Australian university. The diploma offers a potential pathway to undergraduate study at La Trobe in Australia.
La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO said the partnership reflects the University’s innovative approach to international teaching and learning.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Sri Lankan students to get a taste of Australian higher education, before they make the decision to move here to study and work,” Professor Dewar said.
“After completing a diploma in their home country – taught by local lecturers – many students will then have an opportunity to transfer to one of our campuses in Melbourne or regional Victoria, to undertake an undergraduate degree.”
Horizon Campus Chairman, Mr Upul Daranagama, said the partnership would help Sri Lankan students improve their employability, and access high-quality Australian qualifications in their own country.
“We are extremely proud to be entering into a collaborative partnership with a renowned university like La Trobe, and know our students will benefit immensely from the quality of the educational experience, exposure to another country, and the wide range of subjects they can undertake,” Mr Daranagama said.
“I am encouraging interested students to seize the opportunity and take the first steps in achieving a degree in their choice of field.”
The first cohort of the program is proposed to commence on 29 August 2022 in all three fields of study, with two new cohorts commencing each year thereafter.
About Horizon Campus
Horizon Campus is a leading private university in Sri Lanka, and renowned global institute for maintaining quality in higher education. The university aims to prepare students for successful career opportunities and an educational approach to impart a sense of innovation and inspiration to succeed and to educate students to develop skills to be useful and productive citizens contributing to national and global interests.