Deadline: 5 August | Type: scholarship
Applications are invited from eligible foreign students to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels in Sri Lankan Universities. The award under the special 100 scholarships programme, made by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka, is for courses of study that will begin in October of 2012.
Ø Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences.
Ø Places are limited for Engineering Sciences.
Ø Candidates can request for more courses indicating their preferences as places are limited in some fields.
 General Eligibility Requirements
Be citizens of the selected 48 countries
Candidates with impressive results of an examination deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advance Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to universities in Sri Lanka.
i. Applicants are advised to attach to their applications the original letter obtained from the Examinations Board concerned, to prove that their educational qualifications are equivalent to the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination in Sri Lanka or qualifications required for admission to a university in their own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor degree.
ii. Applicants should ensure that all required passes be obtained in one and the same sitting under a recognized Board of Examination.
Applicants should have a first degree from a recognized university with good academic merits and for PhD studies a relevant postgraduate qualification, which is normally a Masters degree.
 English Language Proficiency
English is the medium of instruction. Accordingly, an applicant whose previous education has not been conducted in English must demonstrate a good command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instructions, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions. Therefore applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English i.e. achieve a minimum score of TOEFL 525 or a score of IELTS 6.0 for undergraduate studies. For Masters or PhD the required marks should be a score of TOEFL 550 or a score of IELTS 6.5 and above.
 Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship
3.1 Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee and fee for Laboratory experiments.
3.2 Students’ visa is given free of charge.
3.3 During the study period, a monthly allowance of Rs.30, 000/. will be paid.
3.4 One-off settlement allowance of Rs. 10,000/- is given after registration at the university.
3.5 Cost of Air fare should be borne by the scholarship holder.
3.6 Accommodation: It is expected that the scholarship holder will meet the expenditure for food and accommodation with a monthly allowance of Rs.30, 000/- (The relevant university will assist in finding accommodation)
3.7 Medical Cover: Free of charge medical benefits will be provided at government hospitals other than dental related diseases.
3.8 Scholarship holder should be in good health and he/ she should submit a Medical
Health Certificate issued by a Government Hospital or an accredited medical agency as per the attached format within two months of the registration.
3.9 No request for change of course or university will be entertained after registration.
Notes : -
(i) The scholarship holder is required to maintain a satisfactory performance of his/her studies until graduation and if not, scholarship can be terminated before the completion of the full period.
(ii) In case the scholarship holder cannot complete the course during the prescribed period due to reasons of health or other unavoidable circumstances, considerations will be given to extend the scholarship by a maximum of one year on the recommendation of the University.
(iii) The rules and regulations imposed by each university for the university students will also apply to the scholarship holders.
 Submission of Applications:
Applications together with all required documents should be submitted to the following address on or before 31st of July, 2012 (But according to MOE Office of Nepal Deadline has been extended up to 5 August) through the relevant Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions. Applications received from other means and the late applications will not be considered.
Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education,
No: 18, Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
According to Ministry of Education Nepal, Nepal will select candidates in the following program under this scheme
Details of the scholarships and the application form can be downloaded from the Ministry of Higher Education web site: www.mohe.gov.lk