Opening of a German Academic Exchange Service Office in Colombo
To cater to the rising demand of well qualified Sri Lankan citizens seeking to complete their education abroad the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has decided to set up an information center in Colombo. The inauguration ceremony was held on the 23rd October 2017.
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization that provides information about Germany as a destination for higher education and research and expertise for academic collaboration. It will act as a first contact point for students who wish to study in Germany and provide information about scholarships and funding possibilities offered by the DAAD for students from Sri Lanka. It aims as well at providing customized information about Germany as a destination for advanced studies and research and at deepening existing academic contacts. With already 13 cooperation agreements between German and Sri Lankan institutions of higher education, it will also be the contact point for Germany alumni in the country.
More information about the Information Center can be found at www.daad-sri-lanka.org and on Facebook www.facebook.com/daad.srilanka
The DAAD Information Centre Colombo, Mr Nadeesha Palliyaguru, (center of the photo) can be reached at the DAAD Information Centre Colombo, German Embassy, 40, Alfred House Avenue, Colombo 3, phone +94 (0) 112 58 04 31, Ext 315.