Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Programs

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) program is offered by the following Faculties of the University of Kelaniya, under the auspices of FGS:

  i. Board of Study in Commerce & Business Management

 ii. Board of Study in Humanities

iii. Board of Study in Medical Sciences

iv. Board of Study in Science

 v. Board of Study in Social Sciences

vi. Board of Study in Computing

vii. Board of Study in Multidisciplinary

viii. Board of Study in Digital Learning

MPhil. applicants should submit a research proposal to FGS. This will be directed to the relevant Board of Study and department upon consideration. A supervisor will be appointed by the Board of Study (BoS), based on the proposal and a presentation made by the applicant to the senior academics at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  When the applicant is accepted as eligible for the MPhil, s/he becomes a candidate after making the relevant fees. The duration of study for an MPhil is two years, and the program consists mainly of research. Progress reports need to be submitted to FGS via the supervisor, every 06 months. Other requirements for the MPhil are given in the guidelines, website and the letters sent by the FGS. Thesis guidelines are given to each applicant once the eligibility criteria are accepted. The terms thesis and dissertation are interchangeable at the University of Kelaniya.


Course Fee

Application Fee - LKR 2,000/=

People's Bank Account No -055-1001-8066-9229

Board of Study
Local Students Foreign Students
MPhil MPhil
Commerce & Business Management
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
565,000/= 840,000/=
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
155,000/= to be notified
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
155,000/= to be notified
Social Sciences
(with effect from 12th September 2017)
255,000/= to be notified

 Medical Sciences


to be notified

(with effect from 28th October 2019)
257,000/= to be notified
Multidisciplinary Studies  (with effect from 18.03.2021) 297,000/= USD 3000
Digital Learning 300,000/= to be notified


Year Round applications are invited. There is no closing date


Program Duration


SLQF Level

Official Program Duration

Maximum Extensions

Maximum Re-registration

Total Duration from the Date of Registration



2 Years

2 Years

1 Year *

5 Years


*The re-registration period is allowed subject to making relevant fees.

Requirements to be Completed

Requirements to be Completed


Obtaining Ethical Clearance


Number of Progress Reports


Number of Progress Presentations


Skills Development Program


Publish a full paper in the FGS Journal or in journals included in the ‘guide to finding reputable journals
to publish scholarly work’ published by the Research Council, University of Kelaniya.

(This regulation is effective for the students registered after 2023.01.01)
You may access the Research Council website through




Guidelines for Postgraduate Programmes

Download Forms


Local Applicants

Please pay an application fee of Rs. 2000 and submit/email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) the application
along with;
1. Application Form
2. Proof of payment for the Application fee
3. Research proposal
4. Certified copies of degree/ professional certificates
5. Certified copies of Passport / National Identity Card
6. Certified copies of Birth certificate
7.  Certified copies of Research experience

8. Dully filled the conflict of interest form (If you already have supervisors)

Bank details are as follows;
Account Number: 055-1001-8066-9229
Bank: People's Bank
No.59 D.R.Wijewardane Mw,
Colombo - 10
Sri Lanka.
General Tel : 011-2332746, 011-2334278/2446409
FGS Facebook page: 




Processes of FGS related Activities

MPhil/PhD related matters

  1. MPhil/PhD Application Submission
  2. Progress Report
  3. Progress Presentation
  4. Renewal of Registration
  5. MPhil to PhD upgrade
  6. Notification of Submission of Thesis
  7. Refundable Library Deposit
  8. Request for Topic Change
  9. Arrange Proposal Presentation, Progress Presentation & Viva
  10. Structure of MPhil & PhD Degree Modules

  11. Inclusion of Two Reviewers for MPhil/ PhD Proposal, Progress Presentations



Contact us

Faculty of Graduate Studies

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+94 (0112) 903 952

+94 (0112) 903 953

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