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Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarship Programme for International Students 2017/2018

Applications are invited from eligible students for the award of undergraduate scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways (MoHEH), Sri Lanka for the academic year 2017/2018 and the courses are to commence in September 2018. 

Application Deadline: 16th April 2018.

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Sri Lanka

About the Award: Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarships programme for Foreign Students implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways has been in operation for seven years. That provides scholarships annually to foreign students from identified countries.
It is hoped that this would bring about stronger educational and cultural ties with friendly nations. This scholarship scheme offers international students a chance to enroll themselves in undergraduate programs conducted by some state universities in Sri Lanka. We are sure that the scholarship winners will be exposed to an environment with academic excellence, culture of hospitality in Asian setting and enticing climatic conditions.

Since this is a government to government scholarship program, candidates shall apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government nominating agency (i.e. Ministry or the government Institution of his/her country).

Fields of Study: Scholarships are open for courses of study other than Medical, Dental Sciences & Engineering.

Type: Undergraduate


  • Be a citizen of a country covered by this scholarship. A citizen of another country having Sri Lankan dual citizenship is not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to Universities in Sri Lanka.
    • a) 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 of Sri Lanka or their educational qualifications are considered for admission to a university in
      their own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree.
    • b) Applicants should ensure that all required passes should be obtained in one and the same sitting under a recognized Board of Examinations subject to the rules set out by the Education Authority of the country concerned.
    • c) Applicants should attach to their applications the certified copies of the educational certificate and the statement of results of their qualifying examination. The copy of the educational certificate and the statement of results should be certified by the relevant Examinations Board which conducted the examination concerned.
  • Age : Be less than 25 years on 16.04.2018

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • Free of charge tuition and registration.
  • Free Visa for studies
  • One-off settlement allowance of LKR 10,000/-.
  • A monthly living allowance of LKR 30, 000/- during the study period.
    a. It is expected that the scholarship recipient will meet the expenditure for food and accommodation with the monthly allowance of LKR 30,000/- The relevant university/higher educational institute will assist in finding suitable
  • Reimbursement of cost of air fare (economy class) to come to Sri Lanka and return his/her country after successful completion of studies [Payment is made for original bills only].
  • Free of charge medical facilities at government hospitals other than dental related diseases.

Duration of Program: 4 years

How to Apply:  Application

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Sri Lanka Government

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