Local degrees for foreign students
The Higher Education Ministry will grant 200 scholarships for foreign
students to follow local degrees next year.
The first batch would benefit students from China, Middle East and
The Ministry will improve infrastructure facilities of universities
within the next five years to attract about 10,000 foreign students.
"It will be a good way to generate more foreign income. We hope to
offer a degree for US $ 5,000 to foreign students," Higher Education
Minister S B Dissanayake said.
The Minister was addressing a ceremony to distribute computers,
printers and photocopy machines valued at Rs 13 million to the South
Eastern and Eastern Universities.
The Minister also gave permission to student unions to use the photo
copy machines and printers for their academic needs and also handed over
the management of the Trincomalee Campus canteen to students.
Minister Dissanayake also said that the Indian High Commissioner
agreed to provide 50 buses and 50 jeeps to improve transport facilities
He said that he plans to meet the Indian Higher Education Minister