An applicant with the following qualifications may be admitted to follow the Doctor of Philosophy Programme:
A Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and Master of Philosophy Degree from a University or a higher educational institute recognized by the University Grants Commission in the relevant field of study.
A student who registered for at least one academic year in the Master of Philosophy Degree programme of the University of Peradeniya may seek admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme on the recommendation made by the supervisor and the approval of the relevant Board of Study on the academic performance of the student.
A person may also be admitted as a student to follow the PhD Programme if he/she has obtained special qualifications for admission to the PhD Programme which the relevant Board of Study of the Institute has accepted as suitable for the applicant’s proposed field of study.
Any other eligibility requirement(s) determined by the Institute as specified by the relevant Board of Study.
Successful completion of a thesis not less than 60,000 words,