Those who possess the following requirements will be eligible to apply for registration as an external candidate for the B.Com. (General) External Degree Programme thus, making this course a flexible one.


(A)      Pass in any three subjects at one sitting at the Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination.


(B)       Obtained any of the professional or other qualifications recognized by the Department of Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura as indicated follows:

            (a) Specialist Trained Teachers’ Certificate in Commerce of the Department of Education.

            (b) Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, UK.

            (c) Passed at the  Final Examination of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.

            (d) National Certificate in Business Studies (two year course) of the Sri Lanka Technical College.

            (e) An officer of the Government Accountants Service who has passed the Final Examination of Government Accountants of Sri Lanka.

            (f)  Higher National Diploma in Management of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

            (g) Passed in all parts of Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) of Sri Lanka or UK.

            (h) Passed finalist of Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom) or Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

            (i)  Passed second level examination of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.

            (j)  Passed second level examination of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK


(C)       A Degree of a recognized University.


(D)      Possess qualifications which the External Examinations Committee of the Department of Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recognizes to be equivalent to any of the above qualifications or requirements.

All external candidates must be 18 years of age or over on 1st January of the respective academic year.