Eligibility For Admission To The Programme – PhD Programme

Possesses an M.Phil Degree in Computer Science or information Technology from a recognized University;


II. Any other academic or professional qualification, which is deemed equivalent to a M.Phil Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology by the Senate of the University of Colombo on the recommendation of the School. Each application under this category shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Application For Admission To The Programme

  1. A person seeking admission to the programme shall make an application to the Senor Assistant Registrar/Academic in the prescribed form furnishing his qualifications, research proposal and other information required for undertaking the programme.
  2. The application shall be evaluated by a panel of academic staff of the School and if acceptable, the panel recommends suitable supervisor or supervisors. At least one of the supervisors should be an academic member of the School. The recommendation of the panel of staff shall be forwarded to the Director of the School. The Director shall obtain the recommendations of the Board of Study of Research and Higher Degrees of the School, and recommend to the Academic Syndicate of the School the applications suitable for acceptance.

Registration For The Degree Programme

  1. A person whose application for admission to the Programme is accepted by the School shall take steps to register for the Degree Programme not later than the prescribed date and shall pay to the School, the library deposit and/or other deposits and the prescribed fees including the registration fee, course fee, supervision fee, examination fees and other fees as specified by the Council on the recommendation of the School.


Fees Structure – PhD Degree Programme – 2018


For Local Students:-

Application & Processing Fees 1,000
Year Registration Fee 100,000
Thesis Submission Fee 90,000
Thesis Re -Submission Fee 45,000
Library Deposit/Convocation Fee 15,000
Registration Renewal Fee

(fees payable after the minimum period of validity)



Annual Registration Fees:

Category Applicable Fees for the Minimum Duration (Rs.) Total (Rs.)
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Thesis Submission
Full Time PhD – Minimum3 Years 115,000 100,000 100,000 90,000.00 405,000.00
Part Time PhD – Minimum 5 Years 115,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 90,000.00 605,000.00

For Foreign Students:-

Application & Processing Fees 50 USD
Year Registration Fee – For SAARC Applicants 2000 USD
Year Registration Fee– For  Non SAARC Applicants 3000 USD


** all other applicable fees of the MPhil/PhD Degree Programme are thrice the local fee for the Non-SAARC applicants and are twice the local fee for the SAARC applicants.