Sri Lanka is making a bid to become a “hub” for international education in Asia, reported Dinesh De Alwis of University World News, with the Ministry of Higher Education to award 150 students scholarships to study at local universities. De Alwis quoted Higher Education Minsiter SB Dissanayake, who said:

Under this programme, foreign students get full scholarships and have a chance to study medical, management, law, engineering and arts degrees. Students will also be assisted with living expenses. This is the first time that Sri Lankan universities [will] get the opportunity to have foreign students,” he said, adding that it would also help universities to achieve international standards […] The aim is to make Sri Lanka the hub of knowledge in Asia.

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