The University of Colombo School of Computing offers the following postgraduate degree programmes for the international students;

Taught Master’s Degree Programmes


Research Degrees Programmes

Admission for Master’s Degree Programmes;

  • The division publishes a newspaper advertisement and web posts calling applications for the respective year of study annually.
  • The candidates shall apply online by submitting the application available at the UCSC website ( ) and by paying the application processing fee by the specified deadline.
  • Successful candidates in the selection process shall register for the programme by paying applicable course fees (Students are required to pay 75% of the course fee at the initial registration and the balance 25% upon the eligibility to register for the second year of study).


Next Intake – 2019/2020:

  • Application Deadline – 20th January 2020
  • Issuing of Admissions for the Selection Test: 10th February 2020
  • Selection Test: 08th March 2020
  • Selection interviews: 26th April 2020 and 03rd May 2020
  • Inauguration of the new intake: June 2020


Admission for Research Degree Programmes;

  • Registrations are open throughout the year.
  • Candidates are encouraged to identify a potential supervisor from senior academic staff of UCSC by matching their research interests (At least one of the supervisors should be a permanent academic staff member of UCSC,
  • Upon the selection of the supervisor(s), the student shall submit the duly completed form (UCSC_PG_F001_Application Form for Registration of MPhil/PhD Degree Programme) along with the following documents for the recommendation of the Research Committee of UCSC and the Board of Study for Research and Higher Degrees.


  1. Outline research proposal in terms of the following topics;
  • Area of research
  • Working Title
  • Brief Literature Review (with reference to key publications relevant to topic)
  • Research Questions(s) (List three key recent journal publications relating to each research question)
  • Scope of the study
  • Research methodology
  • Expected Research Contribution (s) to the Field(s)
  • Research Plan and Deliverables (e.g. design, publications etc.)
  1. Original/ Certified copies of the followings:
  • Academic certificates (Non English foreign certificates should be accompanied by an official translation)
  • Academic transcripts, including subjects studied and grades achieved (Non English foreign candidates should be accompanied by an official translation)
  • Photocopy of the Passport.
  • Police Clearance Report
  • 3 Passport size photographs
  • Fees sponsorship letter from the Sponsor or Funder (if applicable)
  • References

Course Fees

  1. Master’s Degree Programmes – Foreign Candidates
No Programme Master of Computer Science (MCS) Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc in CS) Master of Information Technology (MIT) Master of Information Security (MIS) Master of Business Analytics (MB.Analytics) Master of Cybersecurity (MC)
1 Registration Fee For SAARC Countries US$ 3850 US$ 4000 US$ 2700 US$ 7,000 US$ 3850 US$ 5000
For Non SAARC Countries US$ 4400 US$ 4550 US$ 3300 US$ 9,000 US$ 4400 US$ 6000


  1. MPhil/ PhD Degree Programmes – Foreign Candidates
No Type of Payment Fee for PhD Fee for MPhil
1 Application & Processing Fee US$ 50 US$  50
2 Year Registration Fee For SAARC Countries – US$ 2000


For Non SAARC Countries – US$ 3000

For SAARC Countries – US$ 2000


For Non SAARC Countries – US$ 3000