Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus, is offering over 100 fully-sponsored scholarships to students through their InfoSchol programme.
InfoSchol, a brainchild of Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe Founder and Chairman of the Informatics Group, provides talented students from across Sri Lanka the opportunity to obtain a 100% sponsored degree from the University of Westminster – UK while doing a full-time internship bat a leading organisation.
Applicants have access to a range of IIT degree programmes offered by the University of Westminster, UK. The programmes offered are the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems and BA (Hons) Business Management degree programmes. The degree programmes are part-time and will be 5 years in duration during which time IIT will assist the students to obtain placement in one of several reputed organisations in Sri Lanka that have partnered with IIT to offer job opportunities to all selected InfoSchol students throughout the entire duration.
InfoSchol students who complete their 5-year degree will make a saving of over Rs.1.7 million due to the zero costs in Registration Fees, Tuition Fees, University Fees and Exam Fees related to the degree. IIT will also offer a 3-month induction programme to all selected students before they commence the degree. Additionally, during their 5 years of employment, they are assured of receiving a substantial allowance from the company while gaining valuable experience that is in line with the degree that they are pursuing. Overall, at the end of the 5-year period, the student will enjoy a financial benefit of approximately Rs.6 million and will be geared to face the challenges of the business world of tomorrow.
Sharing his vision for the InfoSchol programme, Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe said, “Sri Lanka has an incredible amount of young talent when it comes to IT and Business but unfortunately due to the lack of opportunities, they are unable to come through and shine on the national and international stage.”
The minimum requirements for entry to the scholarship programme are G.C.E. O/L with Credit Pass for English and Maths and G.C.E. A/L with 3 passes in any stream. The closing date for applications is March 31.