There is a Student Welfare Branch of the University to look after the needs of the students outside their courses. It is located in the second floor of the administration building. Many services such as student loans, Mahapola scholarships, student hostels and cafeterias are operated by the welfare branch.
Senior Assistant Registrar (Student Welfare)
In addition, there is a counseling service to help students in problems that affect their studies. The University Medical Facility is available for students suffering from health problems.
Students are offered following financial assistance for their university education.
In addition, there is a number of Merit Scholarships and awards offered to the students of extraordinary performance.
Mahapola Higher Education Scholarships
The University Grants Commission sends
application forms to all University entrees to apply for this scholarship.
The completed forms should be sent to the University Grant Commission by the
student. The student's parents income, the number of siblings studying under
18 years of age, the distance from his/her home to the university and the
district level are considered when granting the scholarship. A merit
scholarship is also granted according to student's merits . The money is
paid for these two scholarships as follows.
Scholars are entitled to 10 installments per academic year.
The students who are not granted Mahapola
scholarships are able to apply for bursaries offered by the university. The
University calls applications for student loans from university entrees.
Family income, the number of siblings studying under 18 years of age and the
distance from his/her home to the University are considered when granting
Education department scholarship
Students are able to extend the scholarships which they had in the school through university education. Students should submit all the information about these scholarships to the student services.
Other Scholarships available via UGC
For those students who do not receive Mahapola or student bursaries are given scholarships by the University Grant Commission. Applications are called by the University Grant Commission.
Martin Wickramasingha memorial scholarship
The two students who obtain highest marks in the general science degree Part 1 examination one each from the biological and the physical science section are granted this scholarship.
Viru Sisu Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is granted for number of selected students who face economic hardships. A selection committee will decide the amount of the scholarship and the number of students who will receive the scholarship at the beginning of each academic year.
L. C. de Silva memorial Gold medals
A student who obtains highest marks in the General science examination with a 1st class or a 2nd class upper degree from bio- science section is given this Gold medal.
Hostel and Other Facilities
Wardens of Hostels
Dr. Ms. H.C.E. Wegiriya
Sub-Wardens for Women's Hostels
Sub-Wardens for Men's Hostels
At present, the University supplies hostel facilities only for a limited number of students. However, further expansion of this facility is envisaged. First year and final year student are given the priority. A few university-owned houses and rented houses are used as student hostels as well. The table below shows currently available hostel facilities:
Hostels (for women)
Hostels (for men)
Accommodation facilities are given according to the student ratio in the faculty of Science and the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A monthly rent of Rs. 15/= is charged for student hostels.
There are three cafeterias located in the wellamadama University complex.
World University Service (WUS) Bookshop
The ``World University Service'' maintains a bookshop which stock stationary goods.
Daily provisions can be bought from the co-operative store located inside the University premises.
Ruhuna University students are able to buy monthly season tickets at concessionary rates for the train service and for the public bus service.
Ruhuna University post - office is located opposite to the main entrance gate. It is open from Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Coin operated call box is situated close to the main security office in the administration building. It can be reached via the number 22998.
University Medical Facilities
The medical center is located in a building close to the Department of Physics.
Every student must face a medical test when he/she enters to the University . The aim of this test is to determine whether the student has suitable health conditions to continue the academic career without difficulties. If a student is found to be suffering from a severe disease, he/she is directed to special clinics in the hospital for treatments . During the academic year, the medical center is open for treatment for student as well as staff from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm on weekdays. All drugs are free of charge. If a prescribed drug is not available in the clinic, the expenses will be reimbursed by the University.
If a student is unable to attend lectures and/or practical classes due to an illness he/she should inform the university medical officer within a week. If a student wishes he/she can get medical assistance from a government or a private doctor. However, the medical certificates issued by them should be approved by the university medical officer.
Illness during examination period
If a student is unable to sit for the exam due to an illness he/she should inform the university medical officer and the examinations branch immediately. The medical certificates obtained from outside medical officers should be submitted to the examinations branch within 3 days with the approval of the university medical officer.