Who We Are
Established in 1999 APIIT Sri Lanka is a reputable higher education institution established in partnership with Staffordshire University in the UK and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation in Malaysia.
We conduct Staffordshire University, UK degree programmes (both undergraduate and masters) in Business Management, Computing/IT and Law. With over 1,000 students in enrolment and an annual intake of over 450 students, we are the largest provider of foreign degree programmes (transnational education – TNE) in Sri Lanka.
Over the past 20 years we have trained nearly 4000 graduates in Business Management, Computing/IT and Law, who are leading teams across the country in the private and international sector. Not only in Sri Lanka but internationally. Our contribution to higher education goes beyond the production of highly resourceful and enterprising graduates; notably, we have been able to shape the development of private higher education in Sri Lanka and set a benchmark for its quality and standards.
To revolutionize the higher education landscape by igniting a passion for the intrinsic value of learning to nurture leaders who uplift lives.
APIIT Sri Lanka aspires to ‘inspire love for learning’ in all our students and through them within society.
Our Core Values
We are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards and quality of degree programmes.
All degree programmes delivered at APIIT are Staffordshire University, UK awards validated for delivery at APIIT Sri Lanka. Accordingly, all degree programmes are delivered subject to the same Academic Regulations in operation at Staffordshire University. In addition, the Quality Assurance Agency of the UK has oversight of the collaborative arrangements between the University and APIIT.
The high-quality teaching at APIIT is the outcome of years of rigorous effort and persistent commitment. The APIIT quality assurance framework comprising regular external audits by Staffordshire University, UK and ISO 9001:2015 compliant internal quality assurance processes ensures that appropriate and effective teaching, support, and learning opportunities are provided to all our students.
APIIT Sri Lanka commences the academic operations with an APIIT Diploma in Computing and Information Technology quality assured by Staffordshire University, UK.
APIIT Sri Lanka offers an APIIT Higher Diploma in Computing and Information Technology and a Diploma in Business Administration
APIIT Sri Lanka begins offering Staffordshire University’s BSc (Hons) Computing as a top-up degree to the APIIT Higher Diploma in Computing and Information Technology and introduces the APIIT Higher Diploma in Business Administration.
APIIT Sri Lanka expands its academic provision to include BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology and BA (Hons) Business Administration degrees of Staffordshire University.
APIIT Sri Lanka acquires a six-storied building and shifts the operation to its own premises at No 388, Union Place, Colombo 02
APIIT Sri Lanka faces a successful audit of the Computing award by the Quality Assurance Agency of the United Kingdom.
APIIT Sri Lanka wins a grant under the ‘Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education’ Project funded by the World Bank.
APIIT Sri Lanka expands its portfolio of awards to include BSc (Hons) Business Computing, BSc (Hons) Electronic Commerce and three specialisms within the BSc (Hons) Computing award, namely Software Engineering, Multimedia Computing and Internet Technology.
APIIT Higher Diplomas are replaced with Staffordshire University Year 2 (Level 5) of the relevant degrees marking the beginning of the transition from a top‐up degree model to a full British degree provision.
APIIT Sri Lanka enters postgraduate education with the launch of MSc in Computing.
APIIT Sri Lanka enters into a partnership with Staffordshire University Law School and establishes APIIT Law School. LL.B. (Hons) Law degree is launched in September 2009.
APIIT Sri Lanka obtains ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its Quality Management System.
APIIT Sri Lanka expands its undergraduate degree portfolio and expands postgraduate provision to include MBA awards of Staffordshire University.
APIIT Sri Lanka becomes a member of the ILMU Education Group based in Malaysia accounting for approximately 37,000 students.
APIIT Sri Lanka undergoes a successful review and revalidation of its education provision, adopts revised and improved curricula for the degrees offered, and obtains approval to offer several new degrees.
APIIT Sri Lanka launches LL.M International Business Law award.
APIIT Sri Lanka establishes a branch operation in Kandy, the capital city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
APIIT Sri Lanka obtains approval to deliver Pearson BTEC Higher National Diplomas in Business, Computing and Law.
APIIT Sri Lanka adopts the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
APIIT Sri Lanka aligns its delivery of awards with the most current versions of the awards at Staffordshire University.
APIIT Kandy Campus launches the LLB (Hons) Law awarded by Staffordshire University.
APIIT Kandy Campus launches the MBA awarded by Staffordshire University.
The Staffordshire University – APIIT Sri Lanka partnership features as a case study in the QAA Country Report 2020.
APIIT Sri Lanka undergoes a successful quinquennial review of its provision in collaboration with Staffordshire University.