Sri Lanka Institute of IT offers scholarships to students from SAARC countries for Degree courses

The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is allowing scholarships to students from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations to pursue degree courses in the streams such as Computing, Business, Engineering and Architecture and Quantity Surveying, according to a signed statement of Ghanshyam, Under Secretary (Scholarship), MHRD, Government of India.

The scholarship will cover full tuition fee for the entire duration of the degree program. However, it will not cover your overseas travel expenses and other related costs, and you will have to take care of those expenses. The desirous candidates who meet the eligibility conditions are required to send the application to the Ministry of Human Resources Development. The applicants must attach the following documents to the application:

  • Duly filled in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (format in pdf)
  • Duly filled in ‘International Student Preliminary Application Form SAARC Scholarship 2018/19’
  • Copy of the G.C.E. Advance Level Certificate and Transcript (London or Equivalent) in proof of the successful completion of the admission requirement stipulated
  • Copy of the page containing the photograph and personal details in the passport
  • Copy of certificate of birth
  • A candidate’s eligibility for the scholarship is determined by performance in the G.C.E. Advance Level examination and the official nomination by the country
  • The deadline for reaching application to the MHRD is October 3, 2018.

The SLIIT is a private institution in Sri Lanka, offering niche courses such as computing, BSc Eng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, BSc Eng (Hons), business and more. It is a leading non-state degree awarding Institute, approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the Universities Act. We are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), as well as the International Association of Universities (IAU). We are also the first Sri Lankan institute to be accredited by the Intuition of Engineering & Technology, UK.

SLIIT was established in 1999. The Institute opened its doors to 400 students in Metro Campus in Colombo. Currently, it offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and accommodates over 7000 students, including international students from various regions in the world. More than 9000 alumni have graduated from our three faculties: Business, Computer, and Engineering. The SLIIT takes great pride in producing graduates who make meaningful contributions to their communities and professions. Among its diversely qualified graduates, alumni are software engineers, engineers, business analysts and noted entrepreneurs.

SLIIT attracts the largest share of private higher education students in Sri Lanka, and our courses are designed to equip graduates to succeed in contemporary workplaces with their exposure to practical (lab, internship etc.) as well as the classroom environment. According to the graduate Tracer Studies of 2016/2017, nearly 90% of our Bachelor degree graduates find full-time employment within six months of course completion. SLIIT is one of the premier degree awarding institutes with the 25 acres site to provide the university exposure for its students. What is more, its industry internship programs with leading multinational and local organisations in Sri Lanka have provided an opportunity for its students to learn beyond the taught content, enhancing their professional personality, and provide them with a greater understanding about the practical application of their knowledge.

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