Sri Lankan Government Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students

Sri Lankan Government Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for up to 100 Sri Lankan Government Scholarships available for foreign students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree commencing in December 2014 in Sri Lanka. Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences.


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).

Undergraduate Applicants:

  • Candidates with impressive result 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. 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 conducted in Sri Lanka or the G.C.E. A/L examination of University of London or qualifications required for admission to a university in their own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor degree. Applicants should ensure that all required passes should be obtained in one and the same setting under a recognized Board of Examination.
  • Age: Be less than 25 years of age on 15.10.2014.


Postgraduate Applicants:

  • Applicants should possess a first degree from a recognized university with good academic merit to enroll a masters degree and for PhD studies, a Master/MPhil degree is required in addition to the first degree.
  • Age: Be less than 45 years of age on 15.10.2014.
  • English Language Proficiency: English is the medium of instruction. Accordingly, an applicant whose previous education has not been conducted in English has to 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 a minimum score of 525 on TOEFL or 6.0 on IELTS for undergraduate studies. For Masters or PhD, the required marks should be a minimum score of 550 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS.


Number of award(s): 

Up to 100 Sri Lankan Government Scholarships are awarded.


What does it cover? 

  • Provide free of charge tuition and registration.
  • Free of charge visa for studies.
  • During the study period, a monthly living allowance of Rs.30, 000/- will be paid.
  • One-off settlement allowance of Rs. 10,000/-.
  • Reimburse the cost of airfare (economy class) to come to Sri Lanka and return his/her country after Studies.
  • Accommodation: It is expected that the scholarship recipient will meet the expenditure for food and accommodation with the monthly allowance of Rs.30, 000/- (The relevant university/higher educational institute will assist in finding suitable accommodation).
  • Medical Cover: Free of charge medical benefits will be provided at government hospitals other than dental related diseases.

 Application Deadline: 15 Oct 2014

Further Details:

Please Click Here to visit the Official website of Ministry of Higher Education Srilanka.


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  1. I have a Bsc degree in food science and post harvest technology in Haremaya university of Ethiopia; i am interested to study my post graduate abroad my country if I get the chance, so am really happy when i was seeing your scholarship website.


  2. Hi! This is Ashenafi am from Ethiopia . I have bachelor in natural resource management , if you allowed me am ready to apply for Msc in related course. With great honor!!

  3. I am from Ethiopia and I have bachelor degree in BSC. with Rural Development and Agricultural Extension from Haramaya University.So,if I get this chance surely I am useful person to the world.I said this not to say but,it is from my heart.Give me the chance and watch me.Thanks a lot even if for wasting time to read this.THANK YOU!

  4. if our previous degree was done in english medium, do we still need ILETS or TOFEL marks? Can a physics and mathematics teacher from Bhutan apply for the masters course?

  5. if our previous degree was done in english medivn, do we still need ILETS or TOFEL? Can a physics and mathematics teacher from apply for this course?

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