Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,

University of Colombo

Application for Masters Degree Programme

  • Fill all the fields marked with ( *)
  • To submit the application, applicant has to pay a fee of USD $15 for Application processing and Online Selection Test
  • Only applicants with required qualifications and those who passed the Online Selection Test conducted by IBMBB will be eligible to follow the MSc programmes at IBMBB
Application for,

Type of the Funding,

Type of the Scholarship,

Course Applied for,

Personal Details

Title *
*(eg: K. T. Disssanayake/ P. Kamalini/ W. Peterson )



Academic Qualification

Degree 1


If you have more than one degree/diploma,

Employment Details(If Any)

Referees (Name, Address, Contact No., Email) *

Personal Statement *

A personal statement of not more than 500 words should be submitted with the application.

Guidelines for Personal Statement
The main objective in obtaining a personal statement/statement of purpose from prospective students is to get to know them and their interests.

A personal statement should contain the following:

  • A short description of the student academic and personal background, including any extracurricular activities and interests
  • The student’s academic and personal achievements and any difficulties he/she has had to overcome
  • Reasons for pursuing a Master’s degree
  • A short description conveying what the student knows about the subjects and what he/she has researched and understood about the course as well as the institute/university
  • The students objectives and goals in life and what he/she intends to do after the course - this should include the students vision of how he/she intends to implement the knowledge gathered during the course for the benefit of science and community
  • A short description of the students specific area(s) of interest within the applied course and a research area that he/she would like to pursue
  • Any additional information that is relevant and that will distinguish the student from other applicants
A well-written personal statement should enable the admission committee to:
  • Evaluate the student and his/her skills beyond what is evident in the transcripts
  • Gain a clear understanding of the student’s motivation and aspirations
  • Assess the student’s likelihood of success as a graduate and a professional
  • Assess the student’s likelihood of becoming a responsible professional in the field of science
  • Determine whether the student has researched the course and the institute thoroughly and aware of the academic demands of the course and the facilities available
  • Determine whether the student will be an asset to the institute and the scientific as well, as the global community

Declaration *

Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,
University of Colombo,
90, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94112552538
Email: info@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk