SLQF Level : SLQF 12

Medium: English

Duration of the Programme: Three Years

Application Period: 01st November 2021 to 31st January 2022

Application Fee: USD 100

Application process/guidelines/link to the webpage:

A person who wishes to be a candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty shall obtain the prescribed application form and the prospectus on payment of the prescribed fees.

Every application for enrolment must be made in duplicate on the prescribed forms obtained from the Academic and Publications Branch, University of Colombo together with a concept paper as described in sub paragraph 5.5, on the payment of a non-refundable application processing fee.  If an application form is downloaded from the Internet, payment of the application processing fee should be made at the time of submission of the completed application form.

Only the applications complete with relevant documents as specified in the application form will be processed.

The concept paper shall be of 1000 words and shall include an introduction,

Objectives, justification, research problem, methodology, and a brief bibliography,    on the subject matter of proposed research which the candidate wishes to undertake.

Registration Procedures

On acceptance of his/her candidature by the Faculty Board and the Senate an applicant shall register provisionally as a PhD student of the University within a month to follow the relevant Programme of study.

He/she shall pay the prescribed nonrefundable provisional registration, partial tuition and any other fees as are prescribed by the University, at the time of registration or enrolment.

Admission requirements:

(a)       Degree of Master of Philosophy (SLQF 11) in Education from the University of Colombo or any other University/Institution recognized by the UGC, or

(b) Registered for the programme leading to the Degree of Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of Education and his/her request for transfer for this programme has been recommended by a panel of examiners and approved by the Senate

(c)       Master’s Degree of not less than two years’ duration with at least one year research component (SLQF 10) from the University of Colombo or any other University/Institution recognized by the UGC, or

(d)       Bachelor’s Degree Honours (SLQF 7) in a relevant field of study with  First or Second Class Upper Division (GPA of 3 or more) from the University of Colombo or any other University recognized by the UGC and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (SLQF 8) with Distinction or Merit Pass (GPA 3 or more)  from the University of Colombo or any other University recognized by the UGC and a minimum of three years of full time work experience in a relevant field of Education which is acceptable to the HDC, or

(e)       any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Education

Program fee for the international students:USD 10,000

Payment period: In two installments within one year of registration in the programme

Contact Person

Dr. Sulochana Neranjani

Title: Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +94713379337

Email: sulochana@humed.cmb.ac.lk