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Scholarship for Sri Lankan Students for Studying in Higher Educational

            Ministry of Higher Education of Oman is offering for the first time two (2) educational scholarships for Sri Lankan students for pursuing higher studies in Oman during the academic year 2017 – 2018 under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation.  Interested candidates may submit filled application form, along with all the documents mentioned therein, to the Embassy of Sri Lanka, Muscat by 28 August 2017.



Eligibility and Conditions of Acceptance:

  1.  Eligibility :

  • Sharia Institute : 65% in the 12th standard

  • Higher Technical Colleges : 75 % in the 12th standard

  • Colleges of Applied Sciences : 75% in the 12th standard

  • Banking and Finance Studies Colleges: 70% in the 12th standard

  • Sultan Qaboos University Colleges, requires the candidate to have minimum marks for the subjects of specialization for each programme.

  • Private Establishments for higher education : 80% in class 12


  • Proof of marks obtained by the candidate in the GCE Advanced Level / Secondary school/ Higher Education Diploma/class 12 is to be attached.


  • The candidates nominated for Arabic Language Programme in the Government and Private Higher Education Institutions has to obtain a minimum of 80% marks in the Arabic Languages.


  1. The age of the applicant should not exceed 25 years as on 1/10/2017.


  1. The educational certificates issued outside Oman are to be equalized from the Ministry of Education of Oman. In case this is not provided, the application will not be considered for processing.


  2. The accepted candidates will be offered the following allowances:

    -         R.O. 200 = $ 518, being pocket money + boarding + accommodation and transportation.

    -         Free medical treatment in the Government hospitals, except dental and the treatment charges related with road accidents, for those who are having uninsured vehicles or driving without having the driving license etc.

-         Two way Air ticket for travelling annually.


  1. Students residing in Oman, who obtain the scholarship under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation will enjoy all the benefits, except monthly allowance and annual air ticket.


  1. The scholarship offered under this programme covers:


    a).      Different Engineering specializations.

    b).      Different administrative and IT specializations.

    c).      Different language and arts specializations.


  2. The scholarship does not cover medical or paramedical specializations.


  3. The student who has obtained the scholarship will not be permitted to change educational institution or the education programme, for which he is accepted.


  4. Duration of study will be 5 years, including preparatory programme.


  5. The student will be permitted to extend the duration for two more semesters, in case the conditions for the extension are fulfilled.


  6. The student has to abide by the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and the educational institution.


  7. Decision of the concerned authority of the Sultanate of Oman regarding award of scholarships will be final.


  8. For more details and obtaining the application form, please contact :


    Mrs. H.S. Rajapakse, Second Secretary & Head of Chancery, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Muscat at < >/ 24697944/ 24697841/2






Embassy of Sri Lanka