Academic Pathway – Professional Diploma

Below, you will find the three steps involved in the Professional Diploma plan at the Virginia Research Institute. Although the steps may vary based on individual cases, this allows you to see the main steps involved in the program. For more detailed information, please contact us via our “Contact Us” page or by sending an email to registrar@virginiaresearchinstitute.org . Further, for additional information, review our Prospectus which can be found by visiting our “Sri Lankan Branch” page or by clicking here.

1. Begin Professional Diploma – One and a Half (1.5) Year Program

2. Complete Professional Diploma

3. Gain Employment in Sri Lanka

We encourage you to complete the professional diploma in combination with the college preparatory diploma/GED® Test, which will still only take one and a half (1.5) years. This way, you will be eligible, upon completion, to apply to begin a Bachelor’s degree and continue to further your education.

Once you have completed a Bachelor’s degree, we will work with you to guide you to complete a Master’s degree in the USA or a VRI Master’s degree. If you complete a Master’s degree, and still want to further your education, we will work with you to begin a Ph.D. in the USA.