Mahapola scholarships

As one of the main available scholarships, the Mahapola scholarship is given to selected students. The process is principally handled by the University Grants Commission and the criteria too are decided by them.

Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund, affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Affairs, prepares payment registers and makes decisions on all matters related to payments. It consists of ten installments per academic year. Students are informed via public notice by the welfare division about the dates on which these installments will be paid.


Conditions of the Mahapola Scholarship

1.The scholarship recipient will receive the monthly installment on the recommendation of the University depending on the progress of the academic activities.

  1. A maximum of 10 installments for an academic year will be paid for the duration of the course.
  2. In order to be eligible for the receipt of installments, students should be engaged in fulltime courses and those who do not attend courses will not be eligible to receive monthly installments.
  3. If a student fails to obtain an installment, it will be considered as an abandoned installment and such installments will not be paid again.
  4. After accepting the scholarship it will not be possible to change the course and it will not be possible to receive any other scholarship or bursary.
  5. If a scholarship recipient changes the course, or cease to follow the course, such reasons will lead to the cancellation of the scholarship.
  6. If it is necessary to postpone the course, permission should be obtained for this purpose. Permission will be granted for a maximum of one year’s postponement.
  7. It is necessary to attend lectures, tutorials and practicals and if not, the payment of installments will be stopped and action will be taken accordingly.
  8. Increase of income as a result of getting employment or engaging in business will also result in the discontinuation of the payment of installments.
  9. The final decision on scholarships and payment of installments rests with the Mahapola Trust Fund.