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.

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.

This Prize was established in 1958 in memory of the late C.L. de Silva, Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Ceylon.
The prize is awarded to a student reading for the Special Degree in Chemistry and is based on the performance in the first two years.

The Department of Plant Sciences Staff Prize was established in 1974, with contributions from the members of the academic staff and the well-wishers
of the Department.
The prize is awarded to a student reading for the Special Degree in Plant Sciences and is based on the performance in the first two years.

The Kirthisinghe Memorial Prize in Zoology was founded in 1981 by Dr. D. Kirthisinghe and Mrs. L.R. Amarasuriya, in memory of their late father Prof. P.
Kirthisinghe who was on the staff of the University of  Colombo.
The award is for the best student admitted to the Special Degree programme in Zoology.

This prize was established by Mrs. J.E. Jayasuriya in the memory of her husband, late Prof. J.E. Jayasuriya former Professor of Education. The prize is based on the performance in Mathematics in the first year examination in Science and on parental income.

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.

This Award was established in 1987 by Mr. H.D.S.A. Gunawardena of 283/8, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05, in memory of his parents who were principals of schools in the North-Western Province. The prize is awarded to a student from the North-Western Province and is based on the performance in Physics and Mathematics in the first year examination.

The following Scholarships were established by Dr.Tuwab Fazleabas F.R.C.S. (England) in 1999.

1. Scholarship for Mathematics

Awarded to a third year student following the Mathematics Special Degree programme and has performed best in Mathematics in the first two years.

2. Scholarship for Zoology

Awarded to a third year student following the Zoology Special Degree programme and has performed best in Zoology in the first two years.

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.

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.

This Scholarship was established in 2011 by the well wishers of the Department of Chemistry. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student following the Special Degree Programmes in Chemistry or Computational Chemistry. It is based on the performance at the Level III examination

This Scholarship was established in 2011 by the well wishers of the Department of Chemistry. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student following the Special Degree Programmes in Chemistry or Computational Chemistry. It is based on the performance at the Level III examination

This Scholarship was established in 2016 by the former students and well-wishers of Professor E Dilip de Silva.
The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student following the Special Degree Programme in Chemistry. It is based on performance in the first two years and financial need.

Awarded to a student of the Special Degree in the Immunology & Integrative Molecular Biology Programme of the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, who obtains the highest mark (at least an ‘A’ grade) for the final year research project, and has completed all other requirements for graduation.

Established by the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology (BEEZ), this Gold Medal shall be awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA from among those who fulfil the requirements for a First Class Honours in the Environmental Science Special Degree programme.