Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology is located at Wellamadama premises of University of Ruhuna in Matara, (in between Dondra and Matara town, near to the southern cost).It opens weekdays from 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM

FMST offers two degree programs
1. BSc Honours in Fisheries and Marine Sciences
2. BSc Honours in Marine and Freshwater Sciences

Each degree program has two specialization areas as stated bellow.
    BSc Honours in Fisheries and Marine Sciences Degree
        • Aquaculture
        • Fisheries
    BSc Honours in Marine and Freshwater Sciences Degree
        • Water Sciences and Technology
        • Oceanography and Marine Geology

No, there is no any selection test. Students are selected by the University Grant Commission (UGC) based on the Z-score of the Advanced Level examination.

Entire degree program is conducted in the English medium.

This is a four year degree program, and you have to follow lectures and practical classes for first seven semesters, and you have to conduct your own research project at the final semester. Also two months industrial training is compulsory at the final semester.

Usually, transfers are possible before starting academic program and this process is handled by the UGC. For more information please refer UGC.

Usually you receive hostel facilities based on distance to your residence except for 2nd year. However, appeals and exceptional cases are to be considered and the process is handled by the student affairs branch of the University.

Our graduates work in both government and private sector. Some of the places where our graduates are working include Central Environment Authority (CEA), National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), National Aquatic Resources Development Agency (NARA), Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA), state universities, Ministry of education, Ministry of Fisheries, National Water Supply and Driangae Board, Richard Peiris Pvt ltd, etc. More detail of graduates is available in the website.

At the moment there is no option for chemistry specialization, but you can follow chemistry courses at each level of the study program.

Please contact the Deans office of the Faculty. For more information on contact details please visit Contact Information on Faculty Website.

Majority of our graduates continue their higher studies either in local institutes including FMST or in foreign universities. Our students are pursuing many prestigious scholarships for their postgraduate studies in countries such as UK, Japan, USA, Sweden, China Korea, Taiwan etc. Also, the Faculty has signed MoU with Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Sun Yat Sen University Taiwan, and Norway etc for facilitating post graduate studies. For more information on scholarship recipients, please visit Achievements of Student in the Faculty Website.

It is not possible to conduct this degree program while doing a job, as 80% of the attendance (for both lectures and practical) is compulsory.

General Inquiries
Contact Senior Assistant Registrar - Mrs. K G C A Bandarathilake       +94 (0) 41 2222681*   Ext: 5102
Examination or Admissions
Contact Senior Assistant Registrar - Mrs. K G C A Bandarathilake       +94 (0) 41 2222681*   Ext: 5102
Student Matters
Contact Deputy Senior Student Counselor - Prof. K H M Ashoka Deepananda       +94 (0) 41 2222681*   Ext: 5104

We Are

" National centre of excellence for fisheries and marine sciences "


To be the centre of excellence for Fisheries Science, Marine Science and Water Technology education and research in Sri Lanka.


To produce outstanding, internationally accredited graduates in the fields of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Limnology, Water Technology, Oceanography and Marine Geology.


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To me,FMST is the ideal place to study about the Marine Sciences in Sri Lanka.FMST helped me grow and excel as a student,all the while nurturing my love for the ocean, backed by some of the best academics in this field.

S K Edirisinghe

My journey started as a bio student. But I late found out I was more passionate about software engineering. I got selected to the FMST amidst my revelation. Though in mind I knew it was impossible to do a math-based subject as a bio student , something within these premises changed me. Now I'm a proud inventor, a software designer passionate to contribute to our country all because of the guiding light of the FMST.

V Brabaharan

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