Scholarships & Bursaries

A summary of the available scholarships & bursaries in the faculty is given below. Details of the specific requirements for each scholarship can be obtained by following the link or from the Examinations branch of the University and the relevant Department of Study.

The Arthur Lambert Rupasinghe Memorial Scholarship was established at the Ceylon University College in 1933, under the will of the late Mr. G.L. Rupasinghe, in memory of his brother Arthur Lambert Rupasinghe.

The award is for a student following the Special Degree programme in Physics and is based on the performance in the first two years.

Mrs. Senehelatha Amarasinghe endowed two scholarships in memory of her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. N.D.S. Silva and her late husband Mr. Clarence Amarasinghe.

The award is for a student following a Special Degree programme and is based on financial need and performance in the first two years.

The Charles M. Dias Memorial Scholarship was founded in 1983 by Professor and Mrs. Hiran D. Dias in memory of his late father Mr. Charles M. Dias.

The scholarship is for a male student from the Kalutara District and based on the performance in the first year examination in Science.

This Scholarship was established in 1992 by the family of Dr. Shamol Basu, in memory of Dr. Shamol Basu who died whilst in service at the University of Colombo.

The scholarship is awarded to a student following the Special Degree programme in Chemistry and is based on the first two years performance in Chemistry.

This Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mrs. Rohini Jayawickrema in memory of her late husband Mr. P.P. Jayawickrama.

The scholarship is awarded for competence in Physics in the first year examination.

Established in the memory of the late Douglas Amarasekera, former Professor of Mathematics, University of Colombo. The bursary is given to 4 students following Pure Mathematics as a subject and is based on academic performance and family income.

This scholarship is given to a student from Southern or Western Province and is based on the performance in Pure and Applied Mathematics courses in the first year and on his/her family income.

This Scholarship was established in 1992 with a donation by the trustees of the estate of late G.A.J. Noorbhai.

The scholarship is based on the first two years performance and the parental income.

The Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship fund was established in January, 1996 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sumitomo Corporation’s commencement of global trading activities. Under this scheme financial assistance is granted to outstanding undergraduate & graduate students in Asian Countries including Sri Lanka.

M/S. Aitken Spence Ltd. established this bursary scheme in 1997.

The bursary is based on performance in Statistics in the first year, parental income and basic competence in English.

The World University Service (WUS) Colombo Scholarship was established in 1986 by the World University Service Colombo, with a donation made by Mr. Jagath Sumathipala.

The scholarship is awarded to a first year student and is based on parental.

The W. Charlotte Peries Scholarship in Chemistry was founded in 1986 by Professor W. Pearlyn Daisy Pereira (nee Peries) of the Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, in memory of her late mother, Mrs. W.Charlotte Peries.

The scholarship is awarded to a Physical Science student following the Special Degree in Chemistry and is based on the performance during the first two years.

Astron Ltd established the scholarship in 2004. The scholarship is given to the student who performs best at the third year special degree examination in Pharmacy.