Horizon Campus, the only fully privately owned degree awarding institution, approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and has achieved accreditation and membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities(ACU) & American Council of education (ACE), has relaunched its education partnership with Arkansas State University, in providing viable and affordable higher education opportunities for our students.
In keeping with its mission of offering affordable and high quality education opportunities, Horizon now offers in partnership with Arkansas State University, USA, the opportunity for students to commence the Bsc in Biotechnology degree at Horizon, with the opportunity to complete the degree in the United States, for students who wish to qualify with a prestigious American degree, to their name.
Arkansas State University is one of the government funded Universities in the United States, which has a rich history of over 110 years of existence. The AState University currently boasts over 14000 students enrolled in Campus and over 150 undergraduate and post graduate degree programmes offered on a campus premises sprawling over 1300 acres.
It has a strong alumni of over 80,000 students worldwide, with International students representing over 20% of its current student population, where South and East Asian students being the majority of the same.
All degree programmes offered are fully accredited by the respective governing bodies, which would represent the quality guarantees necessary for any prospective student. Since 1928, Arkansas State University has had continuous accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission, which made its most recent comprehensive campus visit in spring 2018.
It is one of the top ranked State Universities in the South of the US and Horizon Campus is extremely proud to have the opportunity of partnering with an institution with such credentials, particularly as this keeps with its mission of “…. educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth, and enriches lives…” For further details please visit www.astate.edu
Horizon Campus is extremely proud to note that it has successfully negotiated with the Arkansas State University, to offer the Biotechnology degree programmes at the lowest possible cost for an equivalent degree available within the Sri Lanka education market.
The significance of the cost factor is emphasised by the fact that the tuition fees offered through Horizon Campus corresponds to a total reduction of up to approximately 50% of the cost that would be incurred, if one was to study for a similar degree in the United States for a 4 year period.
This we believe emphasizes the vision and mission of both Arkansas State University and Horizon Campus, in offering affordable opportunities for students who wish to study for the degree of their choice.
Students will commence their degree programme at Horizon campus for the first 2 years and provided they successfully maintain the expected GPA averages for the 2 year period, will be provided a credit transfer by Astate to complete the final 2 years of the degree in the US.
Furthermore, students who fulfill the set guidelines for academic achievement will also be eligible for a $3000 scholarship awarded by the University, per year.
This we believe is an added advantage for students who wish to read for a highly recognized US degree programme. Furthermore, students who wish to read for a Medicine degree in the US, could complete the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) once they complete the Biotechnology, which will provide them with the opportunity to read for a MD degree in either the United States or Canada.
Interested students could always get in contact with Horizon Campus via the following numbers or visit them on www.horizoncampus.edu.lk
For inquiries on the Degree Programmes and Registration, Call Jayomi on 0713 531 531 or Thilina on 0716 613 613 or 0114 365 555. You could also visit Horizon Campus at No. 482/B, Suhada Mawatha, Millenium Drive, Chandrika Kumaranathunga Mawatha, Malabe.