With the view to enhance the strategic objective of UNESCO and promoting the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda, the Government of Sri Lanka has placed at disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2017-2018, under the co-sponsorship with UNESCO, two (2) fellowships for selected students from Kenya and Saint Kitts and Nevis to pursue undergraduate study in Sri Lanka.
Application Deadline: 11th July 2017
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Saint Kitts and Nevis
To Be Taken At (Country): Sri Lanka
Fields of Study:
- BSc in Agricultural Technology and Management, University of Peradeniya (4 year) for candidates from Kenya
- BSc in Environmental Conservation and Management in the direction of Climate Change Studies, University of Kelaniya (3 year) for candidates from Saint Kitts and Nevis
About the Award: Beneficiaries of these two fellowships will undertake their first year of study, which will commence in November 2017, under the scheme of UNESCO/Sri Lanka Co-sponsored Fellowships Programme. From the second year until the completion of the study programme, the fellows will be sponsored solely by the Government of Sri Lanka under the Government Scholarship Scheme. The medium of instruction of the courses will be in English.
(i) Candidates must have impressive results at an examination deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka or qualifications required for admission to a university in their home country to follow a bachelor’s degree. All required passes should be obtained in one and the same sitting.
(ii) English proficiency is required.
(iii) Between 16-22 years of age.
(iv) Be in good health.
Selection: UNESCO and the authorities concerned in Sri Lanka will select the two (2) most qualified candidates. The National Commissions for UNESCO of the beneficiaries will be duly informed by UNESCO.
Candidates who do not receive the result of their application by 31 August 2017 should consider that their applications are rejected.
Number of Awards: 2
Value of Award:
(i) The expense of a round-trip international travel to and from Sri Lanka for the academic year 2017-2018;
(ii) A one-time allowance of US$ 350 (three hundred and fifty US dollars), which will be paid prior to the fellow’s departure to Sri Lanka, to cover their immediate expense;
(iii) A monthly allowance of US$ 150 (one hundred and fifty US dollars) for eleven (11) months; and
(iv) A termination allowance of US$ 200 (two hundred US dollars) to cover excess luggage charges at the time of return to home country.
Duration of Program: 4 years (Kenya), 3 years (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
How to Apply: All applications must be endorsed and channeled through relevant government bodies (National Commission or Permanant Delegation to UNESCO). Applicants should consult the National Commission for UNESCO of their home countries in advance about the specific procedures of application at the national level.
It is necessary to go through the Application process on the Program Webpage (see link below) before applying for this scholarship.
Award Providers: UNESCO, Government of Sri Lanka
Important Notes: All applications must be prepared in English. Documents in languages other than English must be attached with notarized English translations.