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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

India, MBA  Full Scholarships -2019/21, Close on 31.05.2019  
Japan, Postgraduate  Scholarship -2020, Close on 10.06.2019  

Undergraduate Scholarships


Japan, Undergraduate  student Scholarship -2020, Close on 10.06.2019

Direct Scholarships


India, Direct Scholarships under the Global Talent Scholarships Scheme for the academic year 2019/20

India, Direct Scholarship, B.E. / B.Tech / M.Sc. Degree Programmes – Anna University, Close on 07.06.2019

India, Direct Scholarships Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology,Bhubaneswar, Odisha for foreign students

Direct Scholarships, Admissions for Nalanda University,India - 2019/2021

Master's Programme on International News Production

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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