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Scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education for the citizen of Sri Lanka

One of the main activities of the Ministry of Higher Education is providing opportunities for the Sri Lankans to follow Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in various fields in foreign countries. In selection of candidates, to have openness and transparency, as well as to select the best applicants, applications are called through an advertisement, which is published in the website of this Ministry and the News Papers. Qualified applicants are interviewed by a panel of experienced University Lecturers. Selected best applicants are nominated for the final selection which is done by the respective scholarship agency.


Postgraduate Scholarships


Undergraduate Scholarships


Bangladesh,Undergraduate Scholarships MBBS and BDS - Close on 31.10.2016

Direct Scholarships


Bangladesh, Direct Scholarships, University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Academic Year 2016/2017 Close on 02.12.2016

Thailand,Direct, CGI University Postgraduate Scholarship Academic Year 2017 Close on 30-11-2016

Undergraduate Level Engineering Programmes at Baku Higher Oil School(BHOS) of Azerbaijan -Academic Year 2016/2017

Masters and Ph.D degree programmes at the Daegu Gyeongubuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) - Korea for the Spring 2016

Annual Scholarship Calender


Scholarships Summary


Foreign scholarships offered through Ministry of Higher Education  

The  Foreign countries offer undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships through the Ministry of Higher Education for Sri Lankans to study in their countries annually. Basic information of those scholarship schemes are given in the tables below: 


Undergraduate        Click here  

Postgraduate           Click here  


The above basic eligibility requirements and other information are subject to change the rules and regulations laid down by the host country and this Ministry at the time of applying for the scholarships.  

How to apply and for more details   Click here  

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