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Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements are,

  1. BSc degree from a recognized University in the relevant subject/field or Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University of Colombo
  2. Any other requirements stipulated in the relevant MSc programme.

Application Procedure

Every application for enrolment must be on the prescribed forms obtainable from the University of Colombo on the payment of a non-refundable fee. The acceptance of the application will be determined on the basis of the particulars disclosed. The relevant academic/professional qualifications possessed by the candidate should be supported by academic transcripts and authenticated copies of degree/diploma certificates. Applicants should arrange to have official copy/copies of transcript/s sent directly to the SAR, Faculty of Science. Originals of all copies should be produced before admission as required by the University of Colombo. The documents submitted in support of the application shall become the property of the University of Colombo.

In the event of any discrepancy between the name/s appearing in the applicants’ academic/ professional/ birth certificates and the name/s given in the application form, an affidavit to the effect that the applicant is one and the same person known by all such names/s or relevant certificates should be sent together with the application form.

Duly completed applications should be submitted to the SAR, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

Processing of Applications

The applications will be considered by the relevant Department of Study. Applications which are incomplete or carrying wrong information will be rejected. Those who are eligible will be called for an interview/oral examination and in some cases an aptitude/subject based test.

The selection will be based on academic merit and the performance at the oral and where applicable the written examinations. The applicants shall be informed of their acceptance/non-acceptance to the programme. The decision of the Faculty shall be final in the admission to any MSc programme.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for applications of MSc programs vary. In general, the MSc programs commence during the months of January, May and September. Please note that most MSc programs call for applications 3 – 4 months before the actual starting date. If you would like to receive an email notification when an MSc program is ready to accept applications, please complete form given below and submit.

Registration Procedure

Date of Registration

A person who has been selected as a postgraduate student shall be required to register for the current academic year to follow the particular MSc programme. The date of registration shall be specified by the Faculty.

Maintenance of Registration

Registration should be maintained in order to obtain the MSc degree by paying the specified fees.

Withdrawal of Registration

A student wishing to withdraw from the programme for which he/she is registered should do so in writing to the Dean, Faculty of Science. In all such withdrawals, course fees are not refundable.

Postponement of Registration

A student who desires to postpone his/her registration should do so in writing to the Dean, Faculty of Science, giving reasons for and duration of postponement. Each such request shall be considered by the Faculty on the recommendation by the Higher Degrees Committee (HDC) and the relevant Department.

Cancellation of Registration

A registration may be cancelled by the Faculty on the recommendation by the HDC and the relevant Department for inadequate academic progress, violation of rules and regulations of the University, failure to pay prescribed feed by the due dates, or any other reasons as decided by the Faculty.

Leave of Absence

Leave of absence may be granted on medical grounds or any other valid reasons acceptable to the Faculty.