Interest Free Student Loans to follow Private Degrees

Interest Free Student Loan Scheme for Selected Degree Programs Academic Years - 2019/ 2020 (GCE A/L Examination 2017, 2018, 2019)

Now you can get an educational loan of Rs. 800,000 from the government to follow Private degree in a Private Higher Educational Institution (Private Campus).

It is an Interest Free Loan, granted to the students who have qualified in G.C.E (A/L) but have not been selected to a State University based on the Z-score to follow a Degree offered by Non-State Higher Education Institutes. recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways/ University Grants Commission.

The deadline for application is 13th March 2018. 

Institutes that offer Degree Programs under this Scheme

Duration of the Degree Program and the Loan amount?

03 years Degree            - Rs.600,000/=

04 years Degree            - Rs.800,000/=

How can you obtain this Higher Educational loan?

According to the agreement made between the students who are selected to follow Degrees and the Banks, this Interest Free Loan will be given to the relevant institutes as installments.

More Information and Apply for loan from Ministry of Higher Education

Download Guideline book 
FAQs on loan scheme 


Director (Students Loans)

Non-State Higher Education Division,

Ministry of Higher Education and Highways,
No. 980/4A,
Wickramasinghe Place,
Ethul Kotte

T: 011-5115203

Ministry of Higher Education
No:18, Ward Place,
Colombo 7

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