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2017 UNESCO/Sri Lanka Co-Sponsored Fellowship Program – Sri Lanka

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UNESCO in collaboration with the Government of Sri Lanka is sponsoring a fellowship program which is provided to interested applicants who wants to pursue their studies in Sri Lanka.

Beneficiaries of these two fellowships will undertake their first year of study, which will commence in November 2017, under the scheme of UNESCO/Sri Lanka Co-sponsored Fellowships Programme. From the second year until the completion of the study programme, the fellows will be sponsored solely by the Government of Sri Lanka under the Government Scholarship Scheme. The medium of instruction of the courses will be in English.

Application Deadline: 11th July 2017

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Saint Kitts and Nevis

To Be Taken At (Country): Sri Lanka

Eligible Fields Of Study: 

  • BSc in Agricultural Technology and Management, University of Peradeniya (4 year) for candidates from Kenya
  • BSc in Environmental Conservation and Management in the direction of Climate Change Studies, University of Kelaniya (3 year) for candidates from Saint Kitts and Nevis

Number Of Awards: 2

Type: Fellowship

Value Of Award: 

  • The expense of a round-trip international travel to and from Sri Lanka for the academic year 2017-2018;
  • A one-time allowance of US$ 350 (three hundred and fifty US dollars), which will be paid prior to the fellow’s departure to Sri Lanka, to cover their immediate expense;
  • A monthly allowance of US$ 150 (one hundred and fifty US dollars) for eleven (11) months; and
  • A termination allowance of US$ 200 (two hundred US dollars) to cover excess luggage charges at the time of return to home country.

Duration of Program: 4 years (Kenya), 3 years (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above mentioned countries
  • have impressive results at an examination deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka or qualifications required for admission to a university in their home country to follow a bachelor’s degree.
  • be Between 16-22 years of age.
  • be in good health
  • be proficient in English Language

How To Apply: Applicants should complete the application form as prescribed and attach the following application documents in duplicate:

  • Duly completed application;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts of G.C.E.A/L (General Certificate of Education Qualification, Advanced Level) and G.C.E.O/L (General Certificate of Education Qualification, Ordinary Level) or their equivalents in the relevant field of study in which the scholarships are offered;
  • Candidates are advised to attach the original letter obtained from the Board of Examinations to prove that his/her educational qualification are equivalent to the G.C.E.(A/L) Examination in Sri Lanka, or qualifications required for admission to a university in their home country to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
  • Certified copies of educational certificates and the statement of results of the corresponding qualifying examinations;
  • Certified copies of School Leaving Certificates;
  • For non-native English speakers: a certificate of English language proficiency(i.e. achieving no less than 525 in TOFEL or 6.5 in IELTS), or a letter from competent authorities of the respective countries confirming that the medium of instruction of the applicant’s previous education is English;
  • Three photographs;
  • Birth certificate;
  • Certified copies of data pages of the applicant’s passport (the validity of the passport shall remain 1 year after the applicant’s arrival in Sri Lanka);
  • Health certificate completed in English.

Visit The Fellowship Webpage For More Information

Award Providers: UNESCO, Government of Sri Lanka

Important Notes: All applications must be prepared in English. Documents in languages other than English must be attached with notarized English translations.

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