Ministry of Higher Education announces a Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships offered under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships Programme – 2015
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the award of College of Technology, Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships offered by the Japanese Government under the above Scholarships programme for the academic Year 2015.
Application Closing date : 23.05.2014
Further details and the form of application can be downloaded from the Ministry of Higher Education website : www.mohe.gov.Ik
The University Grants Commission will entertain applications for admission to universities from candidates who have satisfied the minimum requirements for university admission at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination held in August 2013. The Commissioner General of Examinations has already informed the candidates whether they have satisfied the minimum requirements for university admission.
Minimum Requirements for University Admission
Candidates who are pronounced eligible for university admission by the Commissioner General of Examinations and have fulfilled the following requirements are eligible for university admission;
(a) at least ‘S’ Grades; in all three approved subjects in one and the same sitting within a minimum of three attempts; and
(b) a minimum mark of 30% for the Common General Paper
Note 1 : However, the students who sat for the G.C.E (A/L) Examination 2013 as their 4th attempt will be considered for university admission for the Academic Year 2013/2014 only if their third attempt was either in year 2011 or 2012 as explained in the decision No 13/0205/521/008 dated 01.03.2013 of the Cabinet of Ministers, pursuant to the recommendation made by the Supreme Court to allow the students affected due to Z-Score issue in 2011 A/L Examination, to sit the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination as a 4th attempt.
Note 2 : Candidates who are pronounced ineligible by the Commissioner General of Examinations due to not .satisfying (b) above are also allowed to apply for university admission only if they have already satisfied at previous attempt / attempts or would satisfy at any future attempt the said requirement within the three attempts allowed to sit the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination for the purpose of university admission.
Note 3 : Students who got themselves registered as full time students to follow a course of study of 3 year duration or above, leading to a Higher National Diploma (HND) at an Institute which comes under the Sri Ianka Institute of Advanced ‘technological Education (SLIATE) or National Diploma in Engineering Sciences (NDES) at the Technical Training Institute (TTI) of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination held in 2012 or prior to 2012 art: also eligible to apply for university admission based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination 2013, provided they have withdrawn their registration within a period of 60 days from the last date for registration. Such applicants should send along with the application, a copy of the letter issued by the Institution concerned regarding the cancellation of registration.
The 60 day concession stated herein is not given to candidates who have been selected to fill a vacancy to the above mentioned Institutions.
Method of Obtaining the Prescribed Form and other Particulars about University Admission
Every application for admission should be made in the prescribed form issued with the Handbook on university admission, which is obtainable from the University Grants Commission Secretariat, No. 20, Ward Placc, Colombo 07 or from the Distributing Agents appointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on payment of cash, from 23rd April 2014.
Prospective candidates are hereby informed that a ‘Computer Data Sheet* and a large envelope (30 cm X 25 cm) would be issued along with the Admissions Handbook titled, “Admission to Undergraduate Courses of the Universities in Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2013/2014” which will contain the application for university admission. Candidates have to ensure that they have received all those documents when the Handbook is purchased.
(I) The list of Distributing Agents appointed by the UGC is appended below. Application forms could be obtained from them by making a cash payment of Rs. 500/ – in respect of each application form.
(ii) Application forms could also be obtained by post. When application forms arc obtained by post, the applicants should make a deposit of Rs. 500/- in respect of each application form at any Branch of the Bank of Ceylon or People’s Bank to the credit of the UGC Collection Account No. 0002323287 at Torrington Branch of the Bank of Ceylon or Collection Account No. 167-1-001-4-3169407 at Town Hall Branch of the People’s Bank by filling in the paying-in-voucher provided by the Bank. The counterfoil of the paying-in-voucher duly authenticated by the Bank Seal and the signature of an authorized officer on such counterfoil should be sent along with the request for application forms.
Every request for an application form by post should be made to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs fir University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No. 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07 by a letter, giving name of the applicant and the medium in which the applicant wishes to have the Handbook on admission procedure. In addition, a self addressed un-stamped envelope of not less than 35 c.m. X 24 c.m. in size should be forwarded.
Closing Date for Applications
The closing date of applications will be 19th May 2014. Completed application forms could be handed over or sent by registered post addressed to the Additional Secretary (Academic Affairs fir University Admissions), University Grants Commission, No. 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07. No applications will be entertained after 19th May 2014.
Note 4 : According to the recruitment policy of the Ministry of Health, in order to be eligible for the course of study in Nursing, the candidates should be a minimum of 4’10″ in height and should be physically fit enough to discharge duties attached to the post of Nurse. Candidates who wish to apply for Nursing should duly fill the Section 8 of the application indicating true and accurate information of height fir physical condition.
However, according to the recruitment policy of the Ministry of Health only 5% out of the total number of recruitments will be for male nurses.
In addition, candidates who wish to be considered for admission to the under mentioned courses of study should apply to the respective University to sit the Aptitude Test, to be conducted by the respective Universities. The relevant University will publish a press notice calling for applications to sit the Aptitude Test and the candidate may contact the Registrar of the respective University / Senior Assistant Registrar of the respective Institute for further details.
Course of Study
Arts (SP) – Mass Media
Management fir Information Technology
Fashion Design fir Product Development
Information fir Communication Technology
Arts (SP) – Performing Arts
Science & Technology
Computer Science & Technology
Entrepreneurship & Management
Art fir Design
Drama & Theatre *
Visual & Technological Arts
Tea Technology & Value Addition
Industrial Information Technology
Mineral Resources & Technology
Sports Science & Management
Aquatic Resources Technology
Palm and latex Technology & Value Addition
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
MRT – University of Moratuwa
KLN – University of Kelaniya
RUSL – Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Vavuniya – Vavuniya Campus
UCSC – University of Colombo School of Computing
UJA – University of Jaffna
UWU – Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
Sripalee – Sripalee Campus
SJP – University of Sri Jayewardenepura
SUSL – Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
UVPA – University of the Visual & Performing Arts
RAFA – Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts
SVIAS – Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies
* The University of the Visual fir Performing Arts will conduct the subject oriented practical tests for Music, Dance, Drama fir Theatre and Visual Arts.
University Grants Commission publish University Admission book for an Academic Year 2013/2014 Distributing Agents
University Admission book Available in Below Book Shops in Colombo
S.Godage fir Brothers, 675, Maradana Road, Colombo 10.
Sadeepa Book Shop, 1060, Maradana Road, Borella, Colombo 08.
Vijitha Yapa Book Shop, 130, S.Dc.S. Jayasinghc Mw. Kohuwala Nugegoda.
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for the award of Jinnah Scholarships to deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies for the O Levels and A Levels.
The Government of Pakistan has been awarding Jinnah Scholarships to Sri Lankan O Levels /A levels students for the past 9 years with approximately Rs. 35 Million worth of scholarships being awarded through the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka.
The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad AJi Jinnah, who is the founder of Pakistan.
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of strict criteria involving merit and need for financial assistance. Under this programme, each successful student receives a stipend of SL Rs. 24,000 as assistance for one year to pursue their studies, the Government of Pakistan is awarding the Jinnah Educational Scholarships since 2005 and so far over 1000 Sri Lankan students have benefited from this scheme.
Application forms may be collected from the High Commission located at 42 & 44 Bullers Lane, Colombo 7. The forms can also be downloaded from here by Clicking below Link
The Japanese government has granted Rs. 100 million under its Non-Project Counterpart Fund to implement two projects identified by the Sri Lankan government aimed at facilitating the implementation of the Trilingual Language Policy of Sri Lanka.
The first project is capacity building of language teachers in the general education system promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka.
Rs. 80.24 million will be provided for this project for teacher development and capacity building by improving the quality of learning and teaching of Sinhala, Tamil, and English to promote trilingual Sri Lanka.
The project will be implemented by the Education Ministry and would support the development of teacher training material and conducting of training programs at provincial, zonal and divisional levels, establishment of quality circles of language teachers etc. The second project is the preparation of handbook for the use of government officers in all IV levels.
Rs. 20 million will be provided for this project for printing of study packs based on syllables prepared for second language proficiency in all four levels of public officers and the printing of related course modules. This project will be implemented by the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry.
The two projects are expected to benefit around 54,150 language teachers (Sinhala, Tamil, and English), nearly four million primary to secondary level students and 1.3 million public officers and the public as a whole.
Japan considers these two projects of great importance in terms of facilitating national reconciliation through promoting a Trilingual Sri Lanka enabling all communities to communicate with each other with ease and understanding. Japan hopes that these projects will enhance the government’s efforts towards reconciliation.
The CA Foundation of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) was established with the aim of helping deserving and promising students from across the country to help realize their future ambition of becoming a globally sought after Chartered Accountant.
Criteria to Apply
Students whose family income is below Rs.300.000 per annum
Successful completion of A/L with 3 As
Waiver from CA Sri Lanka compulsory fees and charges
Period of Scholarship: 24 Months
Applications are available from 13th January 2014
For more detail contact to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, No. 30A Malalasekera Mawatha. Colombo 7
Student Services Division Tel: or 2 352000 Ext.1110 or see below image
Asian University for Women is one of the leading Institution form Bangladesh offering wide range degree programmes.
Now Srilankan students could apply for the University Enrolment in February 2014, and Application Open till 31st January 2014.
The Access Academy is an intensive, year-long, pre-undergraduate program that prepares talented students for a rigorous American-style liberal arts university education.
The undergraduate American style curriculum consists of four years of study and offers students an exceptional liberal arts and sciences education. We offer seven majors leading to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.
Asian Studies (B A.)
Economics (B A.)
Biological Sciences (B.S.)
Environmental Sciences (B.S.)
Computer Science-information Communication & Technology (B S.)
Politics. Philosophy & Economics (B.A.)
Public Health Studies (B.S.)
The faculty of AUW is diverse across discipline nationality and academic experience All Undergraduate faculties have international degrees and teaching experience from renowned universities of USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Diverse Student Body
Currently AUW has students from 16 countries across Asia spanning different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
Scholarships are available for students based or financial needs of the family.
Career Development Centre
The Career Development Centre aims to be a centre of excellence in fostering students’ professional and scholarly development.
We provide well furnished dormitories for residential students.
The writing centre supports students in all phases of academic, creative and business communication writing projects.
Criteria for Admissions
To be considered for admission, an applicant should:
Have completed 10+2 a total of 12 years of education.
Have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to work for positive social change.
Have received an average of 60% or equivalent grades in her final examination, including minimum scores of 60% on both the English and Mathematics exams.
Students who will appear for 2014 Advanced Level / equivalent examinations are also eligible to apply, provided they submit their test results and recommendations from the head of the institution.
Application Deadline: January 31,2014
Asian University for Women
Office of Admissions 20/G. M.M. Ali Road, Chittagong-4000 Bangladesh Tet: +880-31-2854980-87 (Ext 125,165,168) +880-31-2865497 Fax: +880-31-2854988 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Sachith Viranga Senarath
(Sri Lankan Country Coordinator • Asian University for Women)
UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa stated that the government’s decision to abolish the Grade 5 scholarship examination from the year 2016 will affect the bright children from the rural areas. And the doors of popular schools would be closed for the poor children in the rural areas through this move.
And he feather stated that the no educationist or psychiatrist had ever said that children suffer from stress when they prepare for an examination. And he mention that Late C.WW. Kannangara introduced the free education system to get rid of discrimination among the elite class and rural class children. This enabled those who were in the rural areas to emerge as professionals such as district secretaries, doctors, and engineers. But the scrapping of the Grade 5 scholarship exams would prevent such a situation in the future.
More than 3S0 students who passed the GCE Advanced Level examination 2013 with flying colours will receive scholarships abroad to follow higher studies.
Higher Education Ministry sources said students who performed well at A/L Examinations are granted foreign scholarships annually.
This is the first time our students received such a large number of scholarships. Students who obtained higher Z-scores are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Under the first phase of the scholarship scheme,
Seven scholarships will be granted to the students to follow higher studies in medical and dental sciences in Bangladesh, Applications have been called for the scholarship scheme. Interviews are scheduled to be held in the first week of January.
Meanwhile, 180 scholarships will be offered to students in graduate and doctoral studies in India. Interviews will be held at the end of next month.
Students will also be granted a considerable number of scholarships under the Commonwealth higher education program to study in China, Russia, Japan, Nepal and Cuba.
Scholarship for Srilankan Students in India: for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D
The Indian government announced the offer of 180 ICCR scholarships for higher studies in India to pursue undergraduate, Post Graduate and PhD courses. These scholarships are available for study in all the courses except medicine.
Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Hundred slots are being offered under this scheme covering all the Undergraduate courses (except Medicine) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Fifty scholarships for Masters Degree courses including Engineering. Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture. Medicine including indigenous Medicine courses is not included in this scheme.
Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Twenty five slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.
Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: Hive slots for Masters and PhD Degrees in all subjects except Medicine.
The Indian government selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry to pursue higher studies including research in some of the topmost universities in India.
All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, in addition to a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books and stationary. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided full healthcare facilities, air fare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits.
The selection of candidates would be done through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.
The Ministry has invited applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Higher Education at www.mohe.gov.lk. The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for all the above four schemes is January 20, 2014.
Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Higher Education to learn more about the selection procedures and eligibility criteria. Interested candidates can also direct their queries to High Commission of India or visit our website for further details on the scholarships.
The Ministry of Higher Education and University grant commission announces the new intakes of the 2nd batch of Leadership and Positive Attitude Development 3 week training Programme in Sri Lanka.
Click Here to check your 2nd batch of Leadership and Positive Attitude Development training names and check your name in the space provided by entering your NIC Number,
second Batch will be starts from 21st December 2013 to 10th January 2014.
Please do not worry, if you are selected to this intake of Leadership Programme and you did not receive a letter yet. Letter and the slip can be printed from here. Take those two printed letters with your NIC. Since Ministry of Higher Education already sent your details to the relevant centers you will be accepted with printed letter, slip and the NIC. Even if you are not in a position to get a printout from the system you can directly go to the Training Center which you are allocated (Take your NIC), , we have sent all the candidate details to each and every training center. To print the slip click on the print button.
The University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka is release the Cut-off Z-score Marks for G.C.E (A/L) 2012 result today.
Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study for each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2012 will be available on www.admission.ugc.ac.lk
The Z-score will be available on following details
The University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka is supposed to release the Cut-off Z-score Marks for G.C.E (A/L) 2012 result today.
Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study for each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2012 will be available on www.admission.ugc.ac.lk
The Z-score will be available on following details
The Adyapana Colombo league which concluded successfully this October at BMICH invites all educational institutions. universities and colleges to venture into the untapped potential Northern market under the caption ‘KALVI Jaffna’ translated in Tamil for ‘Education’ or ‘Adyapana’.
The exhibition will be held on January 17.18 and 19 at the Duraiyappah stadium, Jaffna.
The exhibition which has risen to a must attend to event by schools, school leavers, parents, businessman, traders and entrepreneurs alike in the North providing a wider array of educational options locally and internationally for students to pursue their career.
The fair which is partnered with the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY). Consulate General of India in Jaffna, Jaffna Municipal Council and Sri Lanka Convention Bureau has grown with the people of Jaffna during its four years. The exhibition is organized by Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (LECS).
The Monash University Malaysia officials arrived to Colombo for the special Scholarships and Student enrollments for the Bachelors and master Degree programme in Colombo, Sri lanka on 6th & 7th November 2013.
Join Monash, recognised internationally for excellence in research and education and its global reach.
Monash offers programs in seven schools Arts and Social Science, Business, Engineering, information technology, Medicine and Health Science, Pharmacy and Science.
Apply now for an opportunity to secure a scholarship and get an application fee waiver when you apply on the day of the event.
Monash Application Day
6th November 2013 10am -2pm
International Scholar Education Services, Tel: 011 2653466
St.Thomas College Mout-lavinia invites applications for the student enrollment for Grade 6-2014 Sinhala/Tamil Medium. Students who have passed grade V scholarships examination with high marks may apply. A few scholarship will be offered to deserving Students.
A typed or written application form should be submit to the warden St.Thomas College, mount lavinia. Together with the following documents. Please include your contact address and telephone number in your application.
There are no vacancies in the English medium
Copy of the Birth Certificate of the Student
A Certify Copy of the Grade 5 scholarship exam result from the principal of the present school (very important)
Copies of certificates of sports/ extra curriculum activities
The Commercial Bank was established its 100th IT Lab at Mirihanegama, Kanishta Vidyalaya, Kurunegala recently. Commercial bank proudly to says that that have enable to provide IT Education to over 100,000 children of the nation through 100 IT labs.
The bank also inaugurated the following programmed under the Re- awakening of Mirihanegama for a better future initiative. Milk collection, tree planting project, Handing over of small and medium enterprise loans.
Aeronautical Engineering Degree from US Air force Academy – Needed to Join Srilanka Air force
Join the Sri Lanka Air force and obtain a Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air force academy. Study in USA for four years and graduate with a University Degree in Aeronautical engineering from the US Air Force Academy Colorado, USA
Basic entry qualification
Must be citizens of Sri Lanka
not less than 18 years and not more than 23 years as at 1st July 2014
Colour vision standard:
Left eye 6/6 and Right eye 6/6 without spectacles
Minimum 32’ (male)
Male 5’5 and above, Female 5’2 and above
Male – 17<BMI<26
Female 17< BMI<25
Passes in six subjects at the GCE (O/L) examination with a distinction in English language and three credits including credit passes in mathematics and science and an ordinary pass in Sinhala/ Tamil language in one sitting (additional and optional subjects not considered) and simple pass in three subjects at the GCE(A/L) examination in the Physical Science stream (Combined maths, Physics, Chemistry) in one sitting and passed the common general paper with marks not less than 30% (candidate who are pronounced eligible in physical science subjects for University admission by the commissioner General of examinations are eligible to apply)