Application Procedure

The PGIHS calls applications for its postgraduate diploma/ degree programmes annually through newspaper advertisements and in the website of the Institute during the months of January and February in each year. Application for admission as a special student, an exchange student (local/foreign), a casual student and a Ph. D. student can be made at any time.

Application forms can be obtained by writing to Assistant Registrar, PGIHS, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka with a self-addressed envelope. Electronic version of the Application Form can be downloaded from the website of the Institute ( / can be obtained by writing to Programme Officer at

Applicants are requested to follow the instruction given in the Application Form when completing it. All students seeking registration for research degree programmes shall submit a brief research proposal (synopsis) with the application form. This synopsis should include the following: title of the research, background/ introduction, research question/s, research objective/s, methodology, brief literature survey, expected outcome and a list references.

Properly completed application form along with the certified copies of educational and other certificates and the payment slip of the Application Fee should be sent to AR/PGIHS on or before the deadline of applications. Those who send the application online shall produce the original payment slip of application fee to the Institute immediately. Applications will not be processed unless the application fee is paid.

Since documents submitted in support of an application become the property of the University, applicants shall submit certified copies of original certificates. If the applicant possesses a diploma/degree from a University other than the University of Peradeniya, he/she should arrange to have an official copy of the transcript sent directly to reach AR/PGIHS.