First Sri Lankan graduated with a Top-up Bachelor Degree in Nursing

Mr Chandra Pradeep Kankanigei received his Bachelor degree diploma at Metropolia’s Myllypuro campus in Helsinki.

The first Sri Lankan student with a Top-up Bachelor Degree in Nursing graduated on 18.6.2019. Mr Chandra Pradeep Kankanigei received his degree diploma at Metropolia’s Myllypuro campus in Helsinki.

Mr Kankanigei held an Advanced Diploma in Nursing from the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) in Sri Lanka. At Metropolia UAS, he completed a one-year Top-up Degree curriculum of 60 ECTS, equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, to achieve the internationally-recognized Bachelor-level degree.

 “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to you all amazing lectures for all of your patience, understanding, kindness and outstanding helpfulness in order to achieve this great success in my life”, says Mr Chandra Pradeep Kankanigei.

 “We are happy to see this collaboration with IIHS has expanded from the degree programme in Physiotherapy to the degree programme in Nursing, and we are welcoming the next students to Metropolia in August”, says Katri Luukka, Director of Lifelong Learning Services at Metropolia.

Metropolia started piloting the Top-up Degree model with IIHS already in 2017-2018, with the first four Sri Lankan students graduating in Physiotherapy in May 2018.

Further information

Katri Luukka
Director of Lifelong Learning Services
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
katri.luukka [at]
p. +358 40 573 6728