20 Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates 2022

Are you a Sri Lankan student battling with the ups and downs of finding a good research university or funding to do your higher education? We are happy to announce these Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates who are fully funded and are applicable in internationally accredited universities abroad.

Getting scholarships for Sri Lankan students to further their education is not always easy, and there are limited university scholarships available online. However, thousands of these scholarships exist all over the web especially for students from Sri Lanka.

Below are 20 genuine scholarships abroad worthy of your resources, each of them offers carefully analyzed scholarships, studentships, fellowships, or grants for research.


The Scholarships listed below are not only open to Sri Lanka students but also Asian students and students from developing countries. Most of these scholarships are ongoing, and their deadlines are in a couple of months so it’s advised that you begin the application process as soon as possible.

You can apply for the ongoing scholarships and don’t forget to bookmark this portal for incoming ones. Also, take the liberty to apply for more than one Scholarship to increase your chances of being awarded any of them.

Here at World Scholarship Forum, we wish you a successful application. Do well to check out our website regularly for fresh opportunities.


Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Scholarships at University of Flinders

The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a full-time research higher degree (Research Doctorate degree or Research Masters degree) at Flinders University.

Host Nationality: Australia

Level of Study: Master’s/PhD

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the year’s rate, and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares.

Application Deadline: 13 Aug annually

Application Link: http://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/display/a731e2


CDU Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships

Charles Darwin University (CDU) offers the Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates who have a record of academic excellence and high achievement and who are seeking to commence an Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree at CDU.

Host Nationality: Australia

Level of Study: Bachelors/Masters Degree

Scholarship Worth: 25% or 50% of the tuition fee for the full duration of the degree

Application Deadline: 1 May annually

Application Link: http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/scholarships


Norton Rose Fulbright CCLS Scholarship The Queen Mary University of London in UK, 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are glad to offer a full tuition fee scholarship for the September 2022 intake for students wishing to follow the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law Programme.

Queen Mary University of London currently welcomes applications for Masters of law Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates.

Host Nationality: Europe

Level of Study: Master’s degree

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Scholarship Worth: £15,100 for a Home/EU student or £22,150 for a non-Home/EU student in the form of a fee waiver. Recipients will be awarded a two-week international internship at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Additional travel and living costs up to £1750 and a work visa will be reimbursed by Norton Rose Fulbright.

Application Deadline: July 2, annually

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLr_xhLXodMPG6n4i3-zvVZlhN_JIHslmZGOFAD1JF488jLw/formResponse


20 University of Rome Tor Vergata Scholarships in Italy, 2022

The Tor Vergata University of Rome has begun selection for the award of 20 Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates with a high school diploma obtained in a foreign country.

Host Nationality: Italy

Level of Study: Bachelor’s/ Master’s & PhD

Scholarship Worth: €1.288,00 each, paid in a lump sum (gross of tax law withholding taxes)

Application Link: http://en.uniroma2.it/scholarships/scholarships-for-international-students/


E4D Continuing Education Scholarship for Candidates from Low-Income Countries in Switzerland, 2022

Applications are welcome for E4D Continuing Education Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates 2022.

Host Nationality: Switzerland

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Scholarship Worth: 

Economy round trip ticket (max. 2’000 CHF), Visa fees, Living allowance for the duration of the program: 2’000 CHF per month if the program is longer than 3 weeks (full-time program). 800 CHF per week if the program duration is up to 3 weeks and ETH general tuition fee: 580 CHF per semester (in the form of a tuition fee waiver).

Application Deadline: Between April 30,  and November 30, yearly

Application Link: https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/global/funding-opportunities/research-for-development/sawiris-scholarships/e4d-continuing-education-scholarship-.html


15 Erasmus Mundus EMLex Master Scholarships to Study Abroad, 2022

The new Erasmus Mundus European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is currently available for Sri Lankan students to pursue two years of Master degree programs.

Host Nationality: Abroad

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Application Deadline: 15 April annually

Application Link: https://www.emlex.phil.fau.eu/erasmus-mundus/information-for-students/


Fully Funded International Fellowship at ADA University in Azerbaijan, 2022

Applications are welcome for the ADA International Fellowship program for 2022 academic years.

Host Nationality: Azerbaijan

Level of Study: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree

Application Link: http://www.ada.edu.az/en-us/pages/admission_fellowships.aspx


Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates, young professionals and artists/students to study and conduct research in the United States at U.S. universities or other academic institutions.

Host Nationality: USA

Level of Study: Master’s/PhD

Scholarship Worth: The grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance for the duration of the study.

Application Deadline: varies, Feb-Oct annually

Application Link: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright


Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)

The University of Adelaide currently offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to talented Sri Lanka postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

Host Nationality: Australia

Level of Study: Master’s/PhD

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition fees, annual living allowance ($27,082 in 2018), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 500 visa).

Application Link: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/adelaide-scholarship-international/


Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to male and female Sri Lankan Graduates with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.

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Host Nationality: Japan

Level of Study: Master’s Degree

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Application Deadline: 11 Apr (annually)

Application Link: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships


ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) offers an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Host Nationality: Asia, Australia & New Zealand

Level of Study: Master’s Degree

Scholarship Worth: full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence, and housing allowance, an allowance for books/instructional materials, medical insurance, and travel expenses.

Application Link: http://www.adb.org/site/careers/japan-scholarship-program/main


Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

The Rotary Foundation currently offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grants towards graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.

Host Nationality: Abroad

Level of Study: Masters/PhD

Scholarship Worth: Minimum of $30,000 for Passport/visa, Inoculations, Travel expenses (as specified in the grant terms and conditions), School supplies, Tuition, Room and board,  Household supplies, Language training courses (but not if university admission is contingent on improvement of language skills).

Application Deadline: Not specified

https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants


OFID Scholarship Award for International Students

OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding Sri Lankan Graduates who wish to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

Host Nationality: Abroad

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition fees, including any supplementary fees,  one round-trip flight, health insurance, a relocation grant to help you cover additional costs of moving and a monthly allowance for one year.

Application Deadline: 4 May (annually)

Application Link: http://www.ofid.org/FOCUS-AREAS/Beyond-the-scope/Scholarship-Award


ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

ETH Zurich offers Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programs: the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) and the Master Scholarship Programme (MSP).

Host Nationality: Switzerland

Level of Study: Master’s Degree

Scholarship Worth: Full Tuition

Application Deadline: 15 Dec annually

Application Link: https://www.ethz.ch/students/en/studies/financial/scholarships/excellencescholarship.html


Eric Bleumink Scholarships at University of Groningen

The Eric Bleumink Fund awards scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates and young researchers towards a 1 year or 2 years Master’s degree program.

Host Nationality: Netherlands

Level of Study: Master’s degree

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition fee, costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance

Application Deadline: 1 December annually

Application Link: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/ericbleumink


Justus & Louise van Effen Excellence Scholarships for International Students at TU Delft

The Delft University of Technology offers numerous excellence Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates and the Justus & Louise van Effen Scholarship is one of such programs that aims to financially support MSc students wishing to study at TU Delft.

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Host Nationality: Netherlands

Level of Study: Masters Degree

Scholarship Worth: full tuition fees for a TU Delft MSc program and living expenses (€950 pm) for 2 years, one-time standard payment for travel expenses, and membership to the Scholarship club giving access to personal development, workshops, seminars, etc.

Application Deadline: 1 Dec annually

Application Link: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/education/practical-matters/scholarships/justus-louise-van-effen-excellence-scholarships/


Cambridge International Scholarships

The University of Cambridge currently offers the Cambridge International Scholarships through the Cambridge Trusts, to highest-ranked Sri Lankan Graduates undertaking PhD studies at the University.

Host Nationality: UK

Level of Study: PhD Degree

Scholarship Worth: Covers the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Application Deadline: Between 5 Dec /3 Jan of the next year

Application Link: https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/


British Chevening Scholarships for International Students

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations which offer Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates to students with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Host Nationality: UK

Level of Study: Master’s Degree

Scholarship Worth: Covers tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

Application Deadline: 6 Nov  (annually)

Application Link: http://www.chevening.org/


Endeavour Postgraduate Leadership Award

The Endeavour Postgraduate Leadership Award offers financial support for Sri Lankan Graduates to undertake a Master’s or PhD either by coursework or research in any field in Australia.

Host Nationality: Australia

Level of Study: Master’s/PhD

Scholarship Worth: AU $ 3,000 per month as a stipend (maximum amount of AU$36,000 per the calendar year paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)

Application Deadline: 15 Nov  (annually)

Application Link: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

Each year, the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships for Sri Lankan Graduates to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

Host Nationality: Switzerland

Level of Study: PhD

Scholarship Worth: Covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, airfare, housing allowance, etc

Application Deadline: Sept-Dec annually

Application Link: https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng

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