SAF announces fully paid scholarship in UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM)-2014

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News Moratuwa University, Sri Lanka - 25th March 2014

SAF Announces fully paid Scholarship at UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka for

A) M. Sc. / PG Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management
B) M. Sc. / PG Diploma in Water Resources Management

Guidelines for the Submission of Applications

 

  1. Copies of certificates of academic qualifications (degree certificate and transcripts).
  2. Copies of certificates of membership/associate membership/graduateship of professional institutions.
  3. Letter of consent from employer regarding leave / permission to follow the course (Page 4 of the application)
  4. Letter of sponsorship (if applicable)
  5. Copies of certificates of English language proficiency (compulsory for all international applicants)
  6. Photograph (3 copies) and copies of Birth certificate & National identity card/Valid passport

All copies submitted should be certified as true copies of the original documents either by a University Registrar, Legal Practitioner or Justice of Peace/Notary Public. For applicants from SAARC countries, an official from South Asia Foundation (SAF) Chapter in their respective country should be the certifying authority.

For Local Applicants (Sri Lankan )

       For SAARC Applicants (Except Sri Lankan )

The Course Coordinator

M.Sc./PG Dip in Water Resources Engineering and Management

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Moratuwa

Moratuwa 10400

Sri Lanka

  • From SAARC Countries (with scholarship)

The Secretariat, South Asia Foundation (SAF) Chapter in their respective country.

(http://www.southasiafoundation.org/saf_contacts.htm)

  • From SAARC (Self-funded) or Non-SAARC Countries

Same as for local applicants.

Please contact the Course Coordinator (WREM) on Tel: +94(011) 2650567 Ext: 2116 or Email: lalith@uom.lk or the Secretariat of the South Asia Foundation (SAF) Chapter in your country (SAARC applicants) for further information.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

For A). M. Sc. / PG Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management

      i). The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka or an equivalent degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

OR

      ii). At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate.

 

For B). M. Sc. / PG Diploma in Water Resources Management

      i). The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka or an equivalent degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

OR

     ii). A Bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

OR

      iii). At least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional Engineering Institute in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate

OR

      iv). At least the Graduate Membership of a recognized professional Science Institute deemed equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of one (01) year period of appropriate experience, as approved by the Senate.

 

For A). and B). above

If English is not the medium of instruction in the First Degree of the candidate, valid TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper-based, 173 in computer-based, or 61 in internet-based test) or IELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic Version) scores or equivalent.

Selections will be based on the minimum eligibility requirements above, qualifications and experience, and performance at the interview.

 

Selection Procedure

1. Closing date for submission of applications for local and international candidates is 16th June, 2014.

2. Candidates from SAARC countries who intend to apply for South Asia Foundation (SAF) scholarships should submit their dully filled applications (will all supporting documents and certified true copies of certificates) to the Secretariat, South Asia Foundation (SAF) Chapter in their respective country.
Please visit SAF website: http://www.southasiafoundation.org/saf_contacts.htm for contact details.

3. Candidates from SAARC countries (self-funded) or Non-SAARC countries should submit their dully filled applications (with all supporting documents and certified true copies of certificates) to the Course Coordinator (same as for local applicants).

4. South Asia Foundation (SAF) office in each country will pre-screen the applications based on the eligibility criteria mentioned herein and the names of the short-listed candidates from each SAARC country should reach the office of the Secretary, SAF Sri Lanka latest by 30th May 2014 through the SAF office in their respective country for further scrutiny and acceptance into the degree program at UMCSAWM/ University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

5. The final assessment of the selected candidates from SAARC countries will be done jointly by a selection committee from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa and UMCSAWM. Online assessment tests and/or telephonic/ Skype interviews with short-listed candidates may be arranged as required.

6. Based on the final assessment, a candidate may or may not be accepted into the program if SAF offices of the SAARC countries have not fulfilled the set eligibility criteria.

7. The right of acceptance or rejection of candidates nominated by SAARC countries into the UMCSAWM/University of Moratuwa degree program is with the UMCSAWM and University of Moratuwa.

8. The letter of acceptance or rejection into the scholarship program will be sent to SAF office of the respective SAARC country for further conveyance to the individual candidate.

 

SAF Madanjeet Singh Group Scholarships

The South Asia Foundation (SAF) will offer (08) SAF Madanjeet Singh scholarships (based on gender equality) for the one-year (full-time) Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering and Management or Master of Science in Water Resources Management programmes offered by the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. The programme to be commenced in August 2014 will be conducted at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) attached to Department. One candidate each from the eight (08) SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) will be selected for the scholarship.

The scholarship will cover: (a) Tuition fees, (b) Economy air travel from the scholar's place of residence within SAARC to Sri Lanka and back, (c) monthly stipend of SLRs. 40,000/- based on existing SAARC scholarship rate to cover board and accommodation and a one-time contingency grant of SLRs. 25,000/- upon arrival (e) nominal book allowance and for photcopying/printing (f) In-country travel facilities for academic/research purposes will be provided by the University or reimbursed in-part as per the existing rate.

Finding accommodation will be supported/coordinated by SAF Sri Lanka.

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