Payment of Bursary Scholarships

Every student who registered at the University of Ruhuna will be issued an application for Bursary. The students who satisfy the eligibility criteria given in the University Grants Commission Circular: 856 and 900 will be awarded the Bursary scholarships. Students who wish to apply for Bursary scholarships should complete the application forms and hand over to Grama Niladari of the division with all relevant documents enabling him/her to dispatch the same through the Divisional Secretary to reach Assistant Registrar/Student Affairs on or before the closing date.

Students are selected for full or half Bursary scholarship according to the marking scheme of the Bursary Scholarship. Payments are made in 10 installments per academic year and a student selected for full bursary will receive Rs.4000/- and a student selected for half bursary will receive Rs.3900/- per installment from the University Grants Commission.

All selected students are requested to mandate a bank account at the Peoples’ Bank (in any branch) and to submit the details of account to the Student Affairs Branch for payment arrangements. The payment will be made for all students who sign the signature sheet for Bursary Scholarship every month by crediting to the bank accounts. Students will be informed by notices about the dates on which these installments will be paid by the Student Affairs Branch.

Those who fail to sign the signature sheets before the dead line can appeal to obtain the relevant Bursary installments by forwarding a duly completed application ( Download Sinhala Download English) form with evidence to support the reason for not signing within the same month through the Dean of the Faculty to the approval of the Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Students who have been rejected for Bursary scholarships at the initial selection can verify their application and appeal with proof of changes in the income (retirement, death, pension etc. of parents/guardian).

The payment of Bursary/Mahapola scholarship to any student may be completely stopped or temporarily suspended for any one or more of the following reasons;
  • If a student fails to pass any examination completely, provided however, that the Bursary may be paid to any student who has been referred at the first year examination and who is following the course of study prescribed for the second year.
  • If a student does not pursue his studies diligently.
  • If the student conduct himself/herself in an indiscipline manner.
  • For any other valid reason which is to be decided upon at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor