The University Grants Commission will accept applications for the year 2020 from next Monday.
Chairman of the UGC, Sampath Amaratunge speaking to NewsRadio said applications could be submitted by the 30th of July.
He said students who completed the 2020 Advanced Level Examinations can submit applications online to apply2020@UGC.ac.lk.
Amaratunge said a decision was taken in this regard, since many students complained of being unable to submit applications due to recent travel restrictions imposed in Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus.
The deadline to submit applications for the year 2020 ended on the 18th of June.
However, a grace period has been granted for students to submit applications online from the 26th to the 30th of July.
Chairman of the University Grants Commission added that students who apply online will receive two weeks to change their major or course selection.