Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics – 2023

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics

Offered through the Department of Statistics, USJ

New Admissions for 2023

This program has been designed for graduates who wish to gain a basic knowledge in statistics. Upon successful completion, professionals from various fields such as medicine, engineering, management, social sciences, biological sciences, marketing, pharmaceuticals, nursing, etc. will be able to design surveys/experiments and then analyze the data collected through them.

The Postgraduate Certificate program in Applied Statistics provides
(a) An opportunity for graduates who have not studied Statistics to learn Statistics
(b) Knowledge in applications of Statistics and training in data analysis required by graduate employees in various fields
(c) An opportunity for graduate employees to gain higher education qualifications required for their promotions and career development.

Target Group:

  • Those who need an academic qualification in statistics.
  • Professionals from various fields who wish to gain a basic knowledge in statistics.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study from a recognized university.
  • Any other qualification accepted by the senate of the university.

Duration: 01 Year
Medium of Instructions: English
Lectures and practical classes: Weekends
(Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 8 am – 12pm)

Course fee: Rs. 175,000/-
Commencement: October, 2023

In addition, a library fee, an examination fee and registration fee should be payable at the time of registration.

*The program will be offered only if at least 20 candidates are registered.

Application Closing Date: 10th July 2023 

Please visit for more information regarding the program.

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Neluka Devpura
Coordinator – postgraduate programs in Applied Statistics
Department of Statistics
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Phone: 011-2803225 | E-mail:

Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mrs. Sachintha Ranathunga: 011 288 1557

(If you have any issues with the online application, please contact Mr. Atheeq at 0762242138 / 0112881565)

Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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