Proposed Selection Criteria

(Effective from Academic Year 2014/15)

University Enhancement Bursary is awarded by the Open University of Sri Lanka to motivate the degree level students to complete the courses they have offered in a particular year and complete their degrees at a reasonably shorter period of time. The value of the scholarship varies based on the number of times the student is successful in meeting the bursary criteria. A student may be awarded a University Enhancement Bursary for a maximum of three times in his/her entire academic career. A student who has been awarded either a Mahapola Scholarship or the University Bursary is also entitled for the University Enhancement Bursary.

Eligibility Criteria for Award of University Enhancement Bursary

      1. A student to become eligible for the award of the University Enhancement Bursary s/he should register for a minimum of 27 credits of courses in the first year of registration at the OUSL and successfully complete all the credits s/he registered for in the same academic year. However, if a student chooses to register for credits more than 27 credits, s/he shall be required to complete even the additional credits they have registered for to become eligible for the bursary.
      2. In the subsequent year/s the student shall be required to register for a minimum of 27 credits of courses at the OUSL and successfully complete all the credits s/he registered for in the same academic year. However, if a student chooses to register for credits more than 27 credits, s/he shall be required to complete even the additional credits they have registered for to become eligible for the bursary.
      3. A student who fulfils the requirements given in (a) or (b) for the first time will be eligible for an award of a bursary equivalent to 10% of the tuition fee in the next academic year.
      4. Similarly a student who fulfils the requirements given in (a) or (b) for the second time will be eligible for an award of a bursary equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee in the next academic year.
      5. Likewise a student who fulfils the requirements given in (a) or (b) for the third time will be eligible for an award of a bursary equivalent to 30% of the tuition fee in the next academic year.
      6. The bursary amounts awarded to the students as per (c), (d) and (e) above, would be set aside from the tuition fee for the next academic year.