Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Information for Elective Studentship

The Faculty of Dental Sciences offers clinical electives in various disciplines for dental students from overseas universities/Dental Schools for periods ranging from one to six weeks. However extensions could be allowed on request.
Clinical electives are offered in the following disciplines

    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Oral Medicine
    • Periodontics
    • Restorative Dentistry
    • Prosthetic Dentistry
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Orthodontics
    • Oral Pathology

    The Coordinator, Division for Research & International Affairs is responsible for arranging the elective programme. There is no formal teaching programme but you could participate in all clinical activities, teaching rounds, ward rounds, case conferences and lectures that are conducted by the different departments of the faculty. But you are not allowed to provide clinical care to patients.

    125 US$ per week

    Application Process
    To be eligible to apply for a clinical elective, you should have completed the Basic Sciences course and commenced clinical work. Applications are considered in the light of your experience as an undergraduate, the proposed area of study, and the ability of the Faculty to accept you for the chosen period. 
    The completed application with a certified copy of the transcripts in English, a brief curriculum vitae and a letter from the Dean/Academic Advisor of your Faculty confirming your registration as a dental student and granting permission to engage in an elective should be sent to the Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya at least three months before the date of the intended visit.

    You are advised not to correspond with the Heads of Departments of the faculty regarding your elective.
    Following the review of your application, you will receive a letter of acceptance as an elective student of the faculty from the Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences. You are kindly requested to bring this letter when you come for registration.
    You will have to report to the Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences for registration before commencing the programme. You are required to produce the letter issued by the Dean confirming your acceptance as an elective student.  Following payment of the prescribed fees to the Shroff/ Faculty of Dental Sciences your will be registered as an elective student of the faculty

    Elective students will have to bear financial costs including the cost of travel, living expenses and accommodation during their stay in Sri Lanka.

    Download Application Form

    University –on-campus accommodation is not available for elective students though suitable places in the near vicinity of the faculty could be arranged on prior notice.
    1.  Royal Rest House Peradeniya  (200m to faculty)    
    Contact No: +94-81-4940861, Fax: +94-81-2388299

    2.  Oak Ray Regency Hotel   (2Km to faculty)

    www.oakrayregency.com , Contact Nos: (+94) 812 389 141, (+94) 777 999 252

    3.  The Royal Mall Kandy       (1.5 Km to faculty)
    https://theroyalmall.bookings.lk , Contact No. (+94) 81 7 388 300

    It is mandatory for clinical students to wear a white clinical coat in the clinics. You will have to bring your own white clinical coat.

    A certificate confirming completion of the elective programme could be provided on request.