The university understands the need for caring for students with special financial requirements. You have several options available to help you with such matters. The welfare division can assist your needs with the following scholarships and funds.
As one of the main available scholarships, the Mahapola scholarship is given to selected students. The process is principally handled by the University Grants Commission and the criteria too are decided by them.
Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund, affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Affairs, prepares payment registers and makes decisions on all matters related to payments. It consists of ten installments per academic year. Students are informed via public notice by the welfare division about the dates on which these installments will be paid.
Conditions of the Mahapola Scholarship
1.The scholarship recipient will receive the monthly installment on the recommendation of the University depending on the progress of the academic activities.
Apart from the Mahapola Scholarship, bursaries are the other main fund available for student financial assistance. Those who are not eligible for the Mahapola scholarship may apply for bursaries through the welfare division. Applications will be subjected to necessary criteria for selection.
Conditions governing the payment of bursaries
The university offers more facilities to students with a range of scholarships awarded by the university as well as other institutions. As a result students receive more chances to gain assistance for their studies. Scholarship providers decide the criteria and they equally hold the right for selection.
Scholarships awarded by various institutions
Scholarships awarded to students by the University during the period of their study at the University.
Award of these scholarships are dealt by their respective faculties.
Student relief fund
A rather recent addition to the list of funds, the student relief fund was established in 2007, with an aim to help students who are in serious need of financial assistance. University has lined up its selection criteria for the purpose and once selected, students will receive ten installments per academic year. Any student who faces financial difficulties due to various reasons, may contact the welfare division and request to be considered for the receipt of the fund. The university identifies this program as one of their fastest approved funds.