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Admission Criteria


CSA – PART I – YEAR I


Students desirous of pursuing a career in Architecture at CSA should satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Passed the GCE – Ordinary Level Examination, Sri Lanka or equivalent, with Credit Passes in Mathematics and English.
  • Obtained a minimum of 3 Passes at the GCE – Advanced Level Examination, Sri Lanka or equivalent, in one sitting.
  • Pass the Aptitude Test conducted by the City School of Architecture.
  • Successfully complete the Interview conducted by the City School of Architecture.
  • Enrolment with course fees paid in full.

The Aptitude Test and Interviews are conducted during the month of September.

CSA – PART II – YEAR 1 (also referred to as Year 5)


Students are admitted to CSA –Part II – Year 1, on successful completion of Part I or the BSc Degree in Built Environment or completing 90 UOM credits of Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Moratuwa or completing 120 UWE credits from the University of The West England with 52 weeks practical training experience.

Students who have qualified overseas in Schools of Architecture recognized by the BAE (refer BAE Handbook) and obtained exemption for SLIA Part I from BAE may also apply, if their qualifications and practical training experiences meet the minimum criteria stipulated by the BAE. Such applications would be assessed individually. Students are requested to present their applications in writing together with Transcripts from the university, Design Portfolio, Syllabi of Theory Subjects and Practical Training Log Sheets duly signed by Supervising Architect of a BAE recognized Trainer Practice (refer BAE Handbook) for assessment by the Board of Academic Studies of the City School of Architecture.

RE-ENTRY AFTER GAP YEAR / YEARS


Students may apply for a Gap Year with relevant reasons to HOS. CSA students re–entering the course after a gap year/years should make their applications in writing to the Head of School together with the relevant documentary evidence.

OVERSEAS APPLICANTS (FOREIGN STUDENTS, NON CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA)


Overseas applicants meeting entry requirements or having equivalent educational/academic qualifications and practical training (refer BAE Handbook) are eligible to apply for admission or transfer to CSA. Only applicants from Schools of Architecture recognized by the BAE (refer BAE Handbook) would be entertained for transfers. The Board of Academic Studies will evaluate each applicant on his/her merit and a suitable decision on the entry level would be taken.

Overseas applicants should pay the non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application. Course Fees for foreign students would be as stipulated by the Board of Directors (CSACL).

STUDENT TRANSFERS & EXEMPTIONS


CSA Part I / Diploma in Architecture Course


Transfers


Students with partial years of completion from the BSc Degree in Built Environment or first three years of the B.Arch degree program of the University of Moratuwa may transfer directly to the CSA Diploma Course. Intended applicants should make a written request for transfer to the Head of School in the prescribed form obtainable from the CSA Office. Applications for transfers should include details of years of study completed together with the requested documents and the non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application.

Admission, Entry Level and Exemptions are based on individual assessment of performance in the years of study completed. Assessment would include a Design Portfolio Review, Review of Syllabi and Transcripts from the university and an Interview and would be conducted by a Panel appointed by the Board of Academic Studies for such purpose. During the review, the panel would look for, good academic performance the fulfilment of the entry criteria specified for the Course, general coverage of curricula stipulated for the CSA Diploma Course and for above average academic performance.

Partial Exemptions


Students who have completed or partially completed degrees/courses in subjects related to architecture (ie: civil/structural engineering, urban design, town planning, landscape architecture, interior design etc.) and have applied for admission to the CSA Part I Course may request for exemptions from related theory subjects. Intended applicants should make a written request for exemptions to the Head of School in the prescribed form obtainable from the CSA Office. Applications for exemptions should include details of years of study completed together with the requested authentic evidence and a non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application.

Mature Students


Mature students who have successfully completed the SLIA Licentiate Course may gain admission to the CSA Diploma Course. Admission, Entry Level and Exemptions are based on a Design Portfolio Review, Review of Transcripts and Syllabi of the Licentiate Course and Review of Practical Experience that has been monitored and authorized by the BAE. Entry would be on the general conformity with the curricula stipulated in the CSA Diploma Course and the entry criteria specified for the Course.

Overseas Applicants


Overseas applicants meeting entry requirements or having equivalent educational/academic qualifications and practical training are eligible to apply for transfer to CSA Diploma Course. Only applicants from Schools of Architecture recognized by the BAE (refer BAE Handbook) would be entertained for transfers. Admission, Entry Level and Exemptions are based on individual assessment of performance in the years of study completed. Assessment would include a Design Portfolio Review, Review of Syllabi and Transcripts from the university and an Interview. Entry would be on the general conformity with the curricula stipulated in the CSA Diploma Course and the entry criteria specified for the Course.

Overseas applicants should pay the non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application. Course Fees for foreign students would be as stipulated by the Board.

CSA Part II / Higher Diploma in Architecture Course


Transfers


Students with partial years of completion from the fourth or fifth years of the B.Arch degree program of the University of Moratuwa may transfer directly to the CSA Advanced Diploma Course. Intended applicants should make a written request for transfer to the Head of School in the prescribed form obtainable from the CSA Office. Applications for transfers should include details of years of study completed together with the requested documents and the non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application.

Admission, Entry Level and Exemptions are based on individual assessment of performance in the years of study completed. Assessment would include a Design Portfolio Review, Review of Syllabi and Transcripts from the university and an Interview and would be conducted by a Panel appointed by the Board of Academic Studies for such purpose. During the review, the panel would look for, good academic performance the fulfilment of the entry criteria specified for the Course, general coverage of curricula stipulated for the CSA Advanced Diploma Course and for above average academic performance.

Partial Exemptions


Students who have completed or partially completed masters degrees/courses in subjects related to architecture (ie: civil/structural engineering, urban design, town planning, landscape architecture, interior design etc.) and have applied for admission to the CSA Part II Course may request for exemptions from related theory subjects. Intended applicants should make a written request for exemptions to the Head of School in the prescribed form obtainable from the CSA Office. Applications for exemptions should include details of years of study completed together with the requested authentic evidence and a non-refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application.

Overseas Applicants


Overseas applicants meeting entry requirements or having equivalent educational/academic qualifications and practical training are eligible to apply for transfer to CSA Advanced Diploma Course. Only applicants from Schools of Architecture recognized by the BAE (refer BAE Handbook) would be entertained for transfers. Admission, Entry Level and Exemptions are based on individual assessment of performance in the years of study completed. Assessment would include a Design Portfolio Review, Review of Syllabi and Transcripts from the university and an Interview. Entry would be on the general conformity with the curricula stipulated in the CSA Advanced Diploma Course and the entry criteria specified for the Course.

Overseas applicants should pay the non–refundable Application and Processing Fee stipulated by the school at the time of application. Course Fees for foreign students would be as stipulated by the Board.

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