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Scholarship Fund for the Students – University of Jaffna

Scholarship Fund for the Students – University of Jaffna


The University of Jaffna offers number of bursaries to students, who come from disadvantaged background. Please contact the student counselor for further information.

Mahapola Scholarship

Mahapola Scholarships are awarded by the Mahapola Trust Fund and the number of scholarships to be awarded in a particular year is determined by the Fund.

Step 1:
All successful candidates will be sent an application form for a Mahapola Scholarship by the UGC.

Step 2:
Duly filled application forms along with required documents be submitted to the UGC through the Grama Niladari and the Divisional Secretary of the respective area of residence on or before the closing date specified in the Application form.

Step 3:
All the applications are entered to a computerized system and a reference number unique to each applicant is generated for each application.

Step 4:
Incomplete applications will be rejected and notified to the applicant in writing.

Step 5:
Acknowledgement card informing the receipt of the Mahapola Scholarship application form with a reference number is sent to each candidate.

Step 6:
Selections are done by the UGC according to four subject streams (ie. Arts, Commerce, Bio Science and Physical Science) on the basis of,
1. Merit (the top 10% of each subject stream will be selected under this method.)

2. Need (based on the annual income, Z score and the District from where the candidate has been selected for admissions.)

Application to obtain uncollected Mahapola Scholarship

Mahapola Scholarship Award – University of Jaffna