Students at Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) in Sri Lanka can now study a Swinburne Foundation Year or UniLink diploma and continue to a related bachelor degree at the campus of their choice in one of three countries.
The exclusive partnership between Swinburne University of Technology, NCHS, and California State University, Monterey Bay, USA, consists of a two way transfer program between the three educational providers.
"We believe that we had found a great partnership in NCHS which will also undoubtedly help increase the economic ties between the partnering countries. It also provides outstanding learning opportunities for all our students," Swinburne University of Technology’s Pathways and Vocational Education, Executive Director, David Coltman said.
The pathway programs taught at NCHS are fully accredited by Swinburne and their development and delivery meet Australian and Sri Lankan tertiary education standards and laws.
All commencing students will have an established pathway to a partner university and will be supported in the transition to their chosen campus in Melbourne, Australia, Kuching, Malaysia or Monterey Bay, USA.
In line with the Australian Qualifications Framework, the Foundation Year programs offer direct entry to the first year of a range of bachelor degrees at Swinburne and other Australian universities. Swinburne’s UniLink diplomas provide a pathway to the second year of a related bachelor degree.
A Foundation Year and UniLink diploma package provides an alternative pathway to study in the United States, where students can enter the third year of a four-year undergraduate degree at California State University, Monterey Bay.