Career and Postgraduate Opportunities

Career and Postgraduate Opportunities

PhD position in Parasitology in The Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland The project is titled, "Characterization of the Mitochondrial Kinetochore in Tryponosoma brucei using Ultrastructure Expansion Microscopy". Position is available from January 2021
Application deadline :30th November 2020
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The DAAD PhD research grants provide young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their doctoral studies in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career, and it is open for any discipline. The aim of this grant program is to support doctoral projects in German.
Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree (or Diplom if in Germany) can apply and begin their grant supported research. The duration of the funding will be limited to a maximum of four years.
Following funding opportunities are available (PhD)

  • Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany:
  • Bi-nationally supervised PhD Programs:
  • An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientist reviews applications. The most important selection criteria are a convincing and well-planned research project or course of continuing education as well as academic achievements. The application deadline for the current call of applications is October 20, 2020. The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. Please be kind enough to contact us (DAAD Sri Lanka) for more information.

    Under the "SWASHAKTHI- 1 million job opportunities" programme, young investors are eligible to apply for a loan to start up a new business. Please check link for further details.

    International Relations Office together with DAAD Information Center, Colombo and Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, is organizing an Information Session on Higher Study Opportunities in Germany to be held as follows:

    Date: 29 July 2020
    Mode of Delivery: Online via ZOOM
    Time: 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

    This session is targeted for final year students at the University of Peradeniya who wish to study in Germany for Master and PhD degrees.
    Link for Pre-registration before 27 July 2020 via:

    The Zoom link will be sent to the registrants to their email address.

    The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has offered the Chinese Ambassador's Scholarships to undergraduates at Sri Lankan Universities for the year 2020-
    In this year, each nominated students will be awarded a one - time payment of Rs. 50,000/- under this programme.
    Under the above scholarship programme, 10 scholarships have been allocated to your University and therefore, you are kindly requested to nominate excellent students to award of above scholarships. Further note that, please follow the selection criteria which is attached with this letter. (Annex I) when selecting suitable candidates from your University.
    You are kindly requested to send the details of the students nominated using the format attached herewith as an Annex II, on or before 24-07.2020
    Download Anex I
    Downlaod Anex II

    The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is offering 1000 Allama lqbal Scholarships to Sri Lankan students over a period of 5 years under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Program. The scholarships provide an opportunity for Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Sciences, Basic & Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
    The scholarships offer full tuition fee, accommodation allowances, study allowances and one-time return air ticket. The program is open to candidates from any background, and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will study in top ranked Pakistani universities.
    At a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (June 26), the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak updated the Prime Minister on the status of the program.
    High Commissioner Khattak also informed the Prime Minister of a proposal to have "street libraries" in Colombo. Prime Minister welcomed the idea and also requested the Pakistani High Commission to consider mobile libraries for the other provinces around the country where students find greater difficulty in accessing educational resources.
    The discussion also focused on how Sri Lanka and Pakistan can further strengthen and intensify collaborations on counterterrorism by sharing information and experiences. The High Commissioner said Pakistan would be willing to help said, "We will extend all possible support."
    Colombo 26 June, 2020