The Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, implemented the Course Unit System (CUs) in 1998. There are many benefits to the students such as extended lecture hours per unit in both semesters, flexibility in designing one’s own study programme and increased transparency in relation to course outlines and evaluations.

The Academic Year and Semesters

The academic year is divided into two semesters – Semester I and Semester II.  The Calendar of Dates for the academic year provides with information regarding the duration of the semesters, period of study leave and examinations.