8 fully paid scholarship opens for M.Sc. Degree/ PG. Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management.


 Introduction: -

We are delighted to introduce you to the UMCSAWM, Sri Lanka and our graduate programs especially targeted for practising water professionals in the industry.Graduate study at the UMCSAWM involves professional training programs tailored for industry needs and integrated approaches in water management research. These are characterised by an intense interest in the professional field of choice, a willingness to cross inter‐disciplinary boundaries, an open spirit of enquiry, active collaboration and often with a highly specialised focus.

Since the first intake in 2013, we have developed a number of new courses that demonstrate our commitment to a deep and transformative learning experience in pursuit of professional excellence, innovation and an absorbing education in water management.An exciting range of research activities is being undertaken by both staff and graduate students. In current research projects, our professional knowledge, skills and experience are combined with contributions from scientists and technicians from other disciplines, institutions and community organizations in Sri Lanka and overseas.Our research covers diverse areas ranging from fundamentals and general practices to advanced technical and field based experimental procedures to enhance knowledgebase of participants.

 Programme Structure: -

The UMCSAWM offers the Master of Science/ Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management (M.Sc./ P.G. Dip.) starting from 2013 onwards and the sixth intake will be enrolled in January 2020 and seventh intake will be enrolled in May 2021.

The course content has been carefully prepared to enhance the candidates' theoretical knowledge on design and practical applications, while addressing various aspects pertaining to Water Resources Engineering and Management. Teaching and learning methods are aligned to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. Programme structure brings together the scientific study of water resources with practical planning and management skills, encouraging participants to study water management from a multidisciplinary perspective and to seek integrated solutions. Effective use of Computer Software in Water Resources and Watershed Modelling, Designing of Hydraulic Structures, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) related aspects have also been incorporated.


M.Sc. (Full Time) 12 months 18 months 36 months
M.Sc. (Part Time) 21 months 36 months 48 months
P. G. Dip. 12 months 24 months 48 months








1.1 The eligibility requirements for the M. Sc. Degree course shall be decided by the Department subject to the minimum eligibility requirements specified in Section 1.2 and approved by the Faculty and the Senate.            

1.2 An applicant fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements to follow the prescribed course leading to the Degree of Master of Science, if he/she has:

i). Either

(a) The Degree of Bachelor of Science of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications


(b) The Degree of Bachelor of Applied Science of the University of Sri Lanka, Katubedda Campus in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications


(c) any other engineering degree in a relevant field as judged by the Faculty, and equivalent to (a) above as judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate with a minimum of one year relevant experience after obtaining such qualifications


(d) at least the Associate Membership of a recognized professional engineering institute in a relevant field with a minimum of two years appropriate experience after obtaining such membership; the acceptability of the Associate Membership status of the candidate, the recognition of the institute and the relevancy of the field for this purpose shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.


ii). If English is not the medium of instruction in the First Degree of the candidate, TOEFL (a minimum of 500 points in paper‐based, 173 in computer‐based, or 61 in internet‐based test) or IELTS (a minimum of 5.0 in Academic Version) scores or equivalent.

 Application for 2020-22 batch: -


Important Dates

For International Applicants Dates For Local Applicants (Sri Lanka) Dates

  Closing date for application :   

  Pre-screening by SAF/UoM :  

  Pre-screening Results sent to UoM :

  Onlne/Skype interviews :



  Commencement :

20th August 2019

30th August 2019

06th September 2019

12th September 2019

20th September 2019

30th November 2019

07th February 2019

  Closing date for application :   

  Interview list on the website:

  Date of Interviews:

  Registration :

  Commencement :

20th August 2019

06th September 2019

11th September 2019

(Date will be notified)

07th February 2019


Click here for the guidelines and application

Click here for the UMCSAWM Brochure 2020-2022

Click here for the UMCSAWM-SAF Application Guide_2020-2022 [SAF]

Click here for the UMCSAWM SAF Application Letter 2020-2022

Click here for the Paper advertisement 2020 Water Resource Engineering and Management.