Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sri Lankan Government Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Sri Lankan Government Scholarships available for foreign students to pursue undergraduate degree. Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences. Candidates can request for more than one course for securing chances to win a scholarship, identifying their preferences as places are limited in some fields. The application deadline is 30 September 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are open for courses other than Medical & Dental Sciences. Candidates can request for more than one course for securing chances to win a scholarship identifying their preferences as places are limited in some fields.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered for pursuing undergraduate degree program.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
Scholarship can be taken at: Sri Lanka
-Applications are invited from eligible students for the award of undergraduate scholarships offered by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MoHER), Sri Lanka for the academic year 2014/15 and the courses are to commence in January 2016. 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).
-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 impressive results 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 the original letter obtained from the Board of Examinations to prove that his/her educational qualifications are equivalent to the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination (Sri Lanka) or qualifications required for admission to a university in their own country to follow a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should ensure that all required passes should be obtained in one and the same sitting under a recognized Board of Examination.
-Age : Be less than 25 years on 15.10.2015
Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign students from identified countries can apply for these Sri Lankan Government Scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Government of Sri Lanka Presidential Scholarships programme for Foreign Students implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research has been in operation for four 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.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for the whole duration of the course.
What does it cover?
-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. 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 accommodation.
-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 ].
-Reimbursement of IELTS/TOEFL examination fees ( test results must not be more than 24 months old at the time the application closing date).
-Free of charge medical facilities at government hospitals other than dental related diseases.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via post.
-Each applicant should submit dully perfected 04 sets of applications (one original) along with all required documents to his/her government nominating agency.
-Each application should be recommended by the government nominating agency by filling out the section 06 B of the application
-The government nominating agency of the applicant should submit the applications with their recommendation to the Sri Lankan mission in his/her country for forwarding the same to the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. In case a Sri Lankan mission is not present in his /her country, the government nominating agency can forward the applications directly.
Required documents: Certified copy of Birth Certificate, Certified copy of official evidence of any name change, Certified copy of the personal page of applicant’s passport, Certified copies of the graduation/post-graduation certificates and Certified copies of the academic transcripts, Medical Certificate, Security Vetting, Two Referee reports for postgraduate students (preferred from applicant’s current employer/former lecturer/academic supervisor) and Research proposal – for PhD/MPhil applicants.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 September 2015.

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