A ceremony to grant Chinese Government Scholarships to Sri Lankan students for the year 2023/2024, was held at the Chinese embassy in Colombo today (August 03).
The event was graced by Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka – Mr. Qi Zhenhong, Sri Lankan minister of Education – Dr. Susil Premajayantha as well as officials from the Ministry and embassy cultural section.
According to the Chinese embassy, a total of 34 students from Sri Lanka have been admitted by more than 30 famous universities in 16 provinces or cities in China this year, for Doctoral Degrees, Master’s Degrees and Bachelor’s Degrees with majors covering liberal arts, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, education, management, economics, law, philosophy, sociology, etc.Speaking at the event, the Chinese ambassador told the students that they are the future and hope of Sri Lanka and studying in China would be an amazing and unique opportunity in their lives. He also thanked the strong support of the Education ministry and the minister for the strong support in the Education cooperation between the two countries.
Addressing the gathering, Education Minister – Dr. Premajayantha reminded of the long running relations and cooperation between the two countries thanked the Chinese Ministry for granting scholarships to Sri Lanka.
Since 1975, the Chinese government has provided scholarships to Sri Lankan students through the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka. All students are awarded full scholarships, including tuition fees (research fees), insurance fees, basic textbook fees, accommodation fees, living expenses, one-time resettlement subsidies and one-time inter-city transportation fees.