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 35 years of experience in the higher education sector in Sri Lanka and over 27 years of experience in conducting 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. Currently, RIC has a multi-cultural student and staff population studying and working in harmony. The location of RIC provides all the students the advantages of a metropolitan campus with easy access to international information/resources centres, libraries, sports complexes, etc. We are currently reputed as the pioneer non-state higher education institute for University of London International Proagrammes.