Sri Lanka / Scholarships

For undergraduate study, you can search for subject-specific awards.

Students from Sri Lanka interested in a one-year master’s degree can apply for the British Chevening Scholarship programme.

You can search our database for master’s funding opportunities. For PhDs the University offers a number of competitive bursaries via individual Schools and research groups for well-qualified candidates. Please check with your prospective School for details. 

Global Futures Scholarship

The University of Manchester is proud to offer awards totalling more than £1.7 million to international students, commencing their studies in September 2022. The scholarship is open to both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate awards

We're offering 15 merit-based undergraduate scholarships of £5,000 to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Please note the scholarship application form will only be made available to students who have applied and received an offer for a full-time undergraduate programme starting in 2022.

Students must be taking one of the following qualifications: A-level (including international and Sri Lankan A-levels) IB, Indian Standard XII (CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only). 

Award details

The Global Futures scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence and your responses to questions in the online application form which will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders. 

The 15 partial awards will be open to applicants domiciled in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

Each of awards comprise of £5,000 for the first year of study with a further £5,000 awarded in the second year of study, conditional on attainment of 60% average in the first year. 

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of an appropriate discount against published tuition fees. 

Please note the application form will only be made to you once you have applied and been made an offer.

Summary of eligibility criteria

Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

  • Applicants must be applying for direct first year entry in 2022 and have, or be working towards, one of the following qualifications:
    • A-levels (including international and Sri Lankan A-levels);
    • IB Diploma;
    • Indian Standard XII (CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat boards only).
  • Applicants for the South Asian awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 22 May 2022.
  • Awards will be made following the confirmation of exam results between June and August 2022 depending on the qualification taken.
  • The application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders.
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).
  • Applicants for Medicine (MBChB) Dentistry (BDS) or Architecture degrees are not eligible for the award.
  • Applicants must have selected The University of Manchester as their FIRM UCAS choice by 22 May 2022. 

The above is a summary for you to initially check your eligibility. Make sure you download and read our full Terms and Conditions (PDF, 533KB).

How to apply

You must submit an online scholarship application form by 22 May 2022. The link to the online application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the University’s decision by August 2022 following release of exam results. 

The University also provides general guidance on scholarships and funding.

Master’s awards

We're offering 80 merit-based master’s scholarships of £6,000 to international students domiciled in the following countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Please note the scholarship application form will only be made available to students who have applied and received an offer for a full-time master’s starting in 2022.

Award details

80 awards of £6,000 will be awarded based on academic excellence and the quality of your responses in an online application form.

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of an appropriate discount against published tuition fees.

Summary of eligibility criteria

Applications will be considered from international fee-paying students domiciled in the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  

  • Applicants for the South Asian awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 19 June 2022. The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders.
  • Applicants will be considered for the award based on academic merit and the quality of their scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be self-funded (not sponsored).
  • Applicants for MBA, MPhil, Master of Architecture (MArch), Architecture and Urbanism (MA), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Clinical Medicine and Dentistry degrees are not eligible for the award. 

The above is a summary for you to initially check your eligibility, make sure you download and read our full Global Futures Scholarship terms and conditions document (PDF, 130KB).

How to apply

Applicants for the South Asian awards must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study a full-time master’s programme at Manchester and must submit an online scholarship application form by 19 June 2022.

The application form will be emailed to all eligible offer-holders.

Awardees will be announced by mid-July 2022.

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

Supported by the British Council, we're delighted to be able to offer five fully-funded scholarships for female students from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka completing eligible courses in STEM. Please visit our women in STEM scholarships page for full detail.