- When will registering of New students happen (those who could not register in March) ?
- Last 2 weeks of August 2020
- Students will be called by Regional Center Offices on 18th, 19th, 20th of August 2020
- Academic counselling will be done on 22, 2020(where necessary)
- When does the Programmes commence?
Activities will commence from 26th December 2020
- Is there a possibility to change the courses I have registered on a later date?
- You can add or drop courses during the Add/Drop period, i.e. Jan 7, 2021 – Jan 9, 2021
- You can drop coursesafter Add/Drop till Feb 6, 2021 without being marked as repeat. However, course fees will not be refunded.
- What are the registration dates for re-registering students ?
Dec 11, 2020- Dec 22, 2020
- How many subjects (courses) can be taken in an academic year?
- Minimum-08 Credits
- Maximum-38 Credits
Number of courses depend on the credit rating of each course.
- What is the course fee?
For BTechHons (Eng) and BISHons programmes,
Rs 1350 per credit at Levels 3-4
Rs 2100 per credit at Levels 5,6,7
Rs 2800 per credit for courses in Diploma in Information Systems and Technology (DIST)
Rs 3000 per credit for courses in BSEHons
- What if I don’t have 3 A/L passes?
- You can enrol in the Advance Certificate in Science (former Foundation Programme for Science) and complete the coursesthat are equivalentto the subjects in A/L
- If you have any qualifications other than A/L you have to apply for exemptions for entry. Equivalent credits and subject matter to cover subjects at A/L will be assessed on individual basis.
- Requests should be handed over to Dean’s office before the stipulated deadline
- When do you conduct classes?
- Dates will be given in the Activity diary.
- Most of the day schools are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Few courses from each department will start from September 2020 for new students.
- Officially, other courses will commencein thelast week of December 2020 after Final exam results are given for the current students.
- What is the Prgramme duration
- BTechHons(Eng) – Minimum Duration will be 05 academic years.
- BISHons – Minimum Duration will be 04 academic years.
- BSEHons – Minimum Duration will be 04 academic years.
- How can I get exemptions for prior qualifications?
Application form can be downloaded from faculty web page. Also given in pages 74-78 of the Student Guidebook 2020/2021
- BTechHons(Eng) –In Student Guidebook 2020/2021, pg. 34-41
- BISHons – In Student Guidebook, 2020/2021, pg. 55-58
- BSEHons- In Student Guidebook 2020/2021, pg. 65-66
- About lectures – TheFaculty does not conduct lectures. Conducted face-to-face sessions are called Day schools
* Where do you conduct Day schools ?
- Some of the Level 03 courses at all Regional Centers
- All other courses at Colombo Regional Centre(CRC)* What are the lecture hours?
From 8.00 am – 5.30pm,
* How do you conduct classes?
Dayschools are usually face to face teaching sessions and Lab classes are practical oriented sessions.
- What is the medium of instruction?
Medium of instruction for Diploma and Degree programmes in the faculty is English.
- Are there any lab practical sessions?
- Refer the Activity Diary for Lab classes.
- How can I book Practicals?
At the time of registration lab groups are given to students.
- How can I select subjects in disciplinary way?
Refer Student Guide book pages given below. But if You have any doubts you can contact any academic staff member and get the advice with a prior appointment.
BTech program-pg 35-43
BIS program-pg 65-71
BSE program-pg 88-89
- What are the entry requirements?
Please refer the relevant pages of the Student Guidebook 2020/2021.
- BTechHons(Eng) – In Student Guidebook 2020/2021, pg. 12
- BISHons – In Student Guidebook, 2020/2021, pg. 44
- BSEHons – In Student Guidebook 2020/2021, pg. 60
- DIST – – In Student Guidebook 2020/2021, pg. 68
- What are the Study Programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences?
- Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing [BSc Hons in Nursing]
- Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours [BMLS Hons]
- Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours [BPharm Hons]
- Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology [BSc Hons in Psychology]
Higher Diploma in Psychology is an interim qualification of BSc Hons in Psychology programme.
- When will applications be called for the Study Programmes?
- Applications are called once every year through newspaper advertisements.
- For Academic Year 2020/2021: Applications are called between 11th October to 11th November 2020.
- Applications must be submitted ONLINE before deadline, using the link in OUSL homepage.
- International students should contact the International Relations Division. Email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
- What are the qualifications required for admission to a Study Programme?
- Check the Faculty Prospectus in the Faculty of Health Sciences webpage: https://www.ou.ac.lk/faculty-of-health-sciences/
Or use the following link: https://www.ou.ac.lk/programmes-health-sciences/
- BSc Hons in Nursing, BMLS Hons and BPharm Hons: Applicants must possess prior qualifications in respective field (those having only A/Levels are not qualified for admission).
- BSc Hons in Psychology: May apply only with A/Level in any study stream or equivalent qualifications.
- In addition, selection for admission to programmes is based on a Selection test.
- Can I know more about the Selection Test?
- All four Programmes conduct a written selection test. For BSc Hons Psychology degree only, applicants are also required to face an oral examination.
- BSc Nursing & BSc Psychology Hons programmes: Written selection test will be computer based.
- BMLS Hons & BPharm Hons Degree programmes: Selection test will be paper based.
- Nature of the written selection test is informed in the Prospectus.
- When youapply online, an admission card will be generated informing the date, time, centre, and other details. Must produce a printout of the admission card and NIC at the test.
- Cut off mark for the selection of students is determined by each department.
- How will I know if I am selected for admission to the Programme of Study?
- List of provisionally selected students based on a merit list, will be published in the OUSL website.
- If selected, how do I register for the Programme of Study?
- Selected students will be informed individually to register for the Programme on a specified date.
- Must submit originals and photocopies of your educational and other required documents to confirm the registration.
- Must register on the date specified. Registration after the scheduled registration period will not be permitted.
- Following initial registration as a new student, youmust re-register each academic year.
- Do I have to come myself for registration?
- Yes, it is essential that you come yourself for registration as there are decisions to make.
- In unavoidable circumstances you may send all relevant documents with copies through another person with a letter of authorization.
- Can I change courses after registration?
- Yes,the OUSL permits to add or drop courses on the add/drop date and to drop courses on the drop date.
- Add and drop datesare informed in the Prospectus.
- You cannot drop or add courses for an academic year beyond these dates, without academic and/or financial penalties.
- Can I withdraw from the whole programme after registration?
- You can withdraw from the programme with a refund, provided a request is made before the add/drop date.
- How much will I have to pay?
- Fees payable for the Academic year 2020/2021 by local students are:
|Library Facility Fee||100.00||100.00||100.00||100.00|
|Laboratory Facility Fee||–||1500.00||1500.00||–|
|Refundable Lab Fee||–||2500.00||2500.00||–|
|Tuition fees per credit:|
|Levels 03 & 04||–||2870.00||2870.00||2720.00|
|Levels 05 & 06||3030.00||3100.00||3110.00||3030.00|
- Total amount payable will depends on number of courses a student offers for theacademic year. Also, fees can be paid in two installments for each academic year.
- Fees stated in the above table are applicable only for academic year 2020/2021 and may change in subsequent years.
- Can I get exemptions for prior qualifications?
- Yes, you may request for specific exemptions from courses based on relevant prior qualifications.
- Specific qualifications with respect to BSc Hons in Nursing, BMLS Hons and BPharm Hons programmes have been evaluated, and exemptions are granted as informed in the Prospectus.
- Applications can also be submitted for evaluation of other qualifications for exemptions. Application form can be downloaded from Faculty of Health Sciences webpage (https://www.ou.ac.lk/downloads-health-sc/). Must apply with proof before 25.02.2021.
- Total exemptions granted shall not exceed 60 credits. Exemptions granted should be claimed at Registration for them to be valid.
- How are the Study Programmes conducted and when will they commence?
- Academic activities of programmes will be conducted adopting the distance mode of teaching-learning.
- Medium of instructions is English.
- Most academic activities are conducted only at Colombo Regional Centre. Continuous Assessment Tests and Final examinations are conducted at Regional centres.
- Activities of the Academic Year 2020/2021 are tentatively scheduled to commence in April 2021.
- What is the distance mode of teaching-learning?
- Can pursue learning in your own time and pace, irrespective of location, age or other barriers.
- Face-to-face teaching sessions are minimal. Noregular lectures as in conventional universities.
- Learn via self-study course material in the form of written texts& audio/visual aids.
- Extensive support through online components.
- Day schools (discussions), tutorials and assignments facilitate learning. Day schools can be face-to-face or via web conferencing (such as Zoom platform).
- Other teaching-learning activities include compulsory practical components, continuous assessments, and final examinations.
- Can I study while being employed?
- Yes, our university has been established primarily to cater to adults and the employed.
- Flexible teaching-learning mode is particularly suited for those employed to achieve their higher educational aspirations.
- Will I be an external student?
- All OUSL students are internal students. We provide comprehensive learner support through study material, tutorial support and other academic assistance to all our students.
- What is the duration of the Honours Degree Programme and how many credits can I register for?
- All Honours degree programmes can be completed in a minimum of 04 years. Those who obtain exemptions, may even complete in less than 4 years.
- Can register for a minimum of 8 credits and a maximum of 30 credits for an academic year. You can decide the workload within this credit limit, depending on the time available for studies.
- You decide how many years you will spend on completing the programme (whether to complete within minimum duration or take more time).
- Should complete requirements for the award of the honoursdegree within 12 academic years from the initial registration to the programme.
- What is a credit?
- A “credit” is the academic value of an Open University course.
- Time you will have to allocate for studying a course depends on its credit rating.
- One credit = 50 notional learning hours.
- When will I be issued my study material?
- Course material will be given in electronic format after your registration to the programme is confirmed.
- Timetables and other relevant course information will also be provided via departmental webpage and the MyOUSL (the online student portal).
- Will I be able to obtain a Mahapola or other Bursary awarded by the Open University?
- You are NOT entitled for Mahapola bursaries if employed.
- But you may be entitled for other bursaries awarded by the OUSL on merit/need basis.
- Student handbook and OUSL website provide information on bursaries& how to apply.
- How can I get further information and help?
- Faculty Prospectus and Undergraduate Guidebook: These handbooks provide important information in more detail for prospective and registered students.
- Orientation and counselling sessions: Provide advice on how to plan studies before registration to a Programme. Each student will also be assigned a personal academic counsellor.
- Contact staff: After registering, meet academic staff in relevant department and getadvice/clarify doubts on academic related queries.
- Contact relevant Head of Department:
|Head, Nursingfirstname.lastname@example.org||P.O. Box 21, Nugegoda|
|Head, Basic Sc.||011-2881000 ext email@example.com|
|Head, Psychology and Counselling||011-2881000 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
- Contact Dean/Health Sciences on 011-2881075 or email: email@example.com. Assistant Registrar on 011-2881355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OUSL Counselling Unitat Health Centre, Central campus: Aprofessional counsellor is available during weekdaysto offer free and confidential psychological counselling services to promote mental health and wellbeing of registered students. Telephone: 0112881361(ext: 361); WhatsApp: 070 251 0820; Email: email@example.com