InfoSchol Scholarship

InfoSchol – a unique opportunity

InfoSchol - IIT

Happy 25th Silver Anniversary, InfoSchol!

The unique and extremely successful

InfoSchol Programme

– a scholarship programme in collaboration with corporate sponsors –

was launched in 1997

by IIT’s chairman, Dr Gamini Wickramasinghe,

enabling hundreds of students to study IT-related programmes,

graduating with a bachelor’s degree

awarded by a British partner university

InfoSchol is a 5-year work/study programme offered by IIT and associated corporate partners. 

The programme is unique of its kind as it provides students with an academic scholarship paid by corporate sponsors throughout the 5 years of their academic studies. At the same time, the students will work full-time for their sponsors, getting paid a monthly stipend in addition.

The uniqueness and competitive advantage of this scholarship programme lies in the 5-year work experience that students get while studying. When an InfoSchol student graduates, his/her entry salary in the job market is usually higher than that of a full-time student who graduates after 4 years. Work experience, training on the job, social competencies and a company-oriented attitude in addition to the academic studies are gaining more and more importance with employers who do not only look at the graduation result of a candidate but at the candidate holistically – especially at his/her competencies in ‘Emotional Intelligence’.

IIT is offering this scholarship programme to dedicated candidates who not only have good A level results but understand the extra benefits and competitive advantage over ‘traditional academic courses’ offered by the educational sector.

A scholarship is an award and privilege not everybody gets in life!


Informatics Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka and the leading Industry partners offer selected candidates an opportunity of receiving a scholarship to follow a prestigious British Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Systems.

The core of InfoSchol is to identify local talents, groom them to drive the local ICT industry forward to position Sri Lanka as an emerging knowledge based economy in the global business community. At the same time InfoSchol through its scholarship programme is assisting the Sri Lankan economy to meet and exceed local goals and challenges of over 5 Billion Dollar IT exports in 2022.

InfoSchol, the brainchild of Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, endorsed by the local ICT industry and industry bodies as a highly recognized tool to produce quality candidates for the IT industry, offers talented young school leavers the opportunity to enter the world of their passion – technology!  

The Programme

Selected candidates will follow BEng/BSc degrees at IIT campus, offered by the University of Westminster, UK. The duration of the programme is 5 years and the programme will be conducted completely free of charge. Being employed as full-time interns in leading companies in Sri Lanka, the scholars will be paid a monthly allowance by the respective organization.

Upon completion of the degree, scholars will have 5 years of work experience, making them highly employable locally and internationally.

InfoSchol 2020 Launch - IIT
InfoSchol - Scholarship 2020

Benefits of Infoschol

  • 100% Scholarship.
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate from the University of Westminster.
  • Opportunity to work in a reputed company as an intern.
  • 3 months preparatory programme free of charge.
  • Opportunity to engage in all extracurricular activities at IIT.
  • Free access to the library at IIT Campus.
  • 5 years of industrial experience when graduating.
  • Higher entry salary when joining the job market.

  • BSc(Hons) Business Information Systems
  • BSc(Hons) Computer Science
  • BEng(Hons) Software Engineering

G.C.E. O/L with Credit Passes for Mathematics and English.
G.C.E. A/L: 3 Passes OR above for main subjects in any stream.

* Please note that these are minimum entry requirements, and won't necessarily guarantee an offer to the programme. Students have to undergo a selection process to be admitted to the programme.

After the call for applications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in written tests followed by interviews conducted by a panel of academic and business representatives.  Once these two steps are successfully completed, the applicants are invited to participate in a 3-month induction programme at IIT campus to prepare them for the work / study programme that is to follow.

From the beginning, corporate sponsors are involved in the selection process to assure that the selected candidates fulfil their requirements.

Once the selection process is completed, the successful graduate, the sponsor and IIT will sign a Tri-Party-Agreement in which the monthly payment schedule for IIT’s fee, the stipend to the graduate and other details are specified. The contract will be for a period of 5 years.

InfoSchol Scholarship - 2020

Important dates for January 2023 Intake


Please check this page regularly for additional information.

Application Procedure

During the pandemic we only accept online applications. Please use the link above.

Please note : Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. 

Application should be sent to:

Please use the link above for your online application.

For further clarification and information please contact us on,

Tel: +94 11 2 360 212
Mobile : +94 766 760 760

Successful InfoSchol Graduates of the Past

Asanga Marasinghe

Asanga Marasinghe

Director - INIVOS
Dr.Sasakthi Abeysinghe

Dr.Sasakthi Abeysinghe

Staff Software Engineer Tech-Lead Manager at Google
Thilan Warnakulage

Thilan Warnakulage

VP Engineering & Operations at Circles.Life
Suren Nanayakkara

Suren Nanayakkara

Director of ICT, FinTech Expert & Growth Advisor
Annual InfoSchol program launch for 2020
Launch of first Club 97 - Breakfast Event