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Downscaling Admission

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Eligibility and Application

We can only accommodate a limited number of applicants in this training programme. As such, we encourage early applicants as the allocation will be made on a first-come first served basis.


  • Basic understanding of climate change, downscaling approaches and related topics is desirable
  • Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English-language skills

Applicants must provide:

  • A completed Application Form with photo and signature
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Tuition Fees

Participants can attend Session 1, Session 2, or both sessions. Each session is USD $1,000 and attending the full training programme (Session 1 and 2) for USD $2,000. All participants are expected to pay for their own travel and living expenses in Sri Lanka.

Student Support Services and Housing

UNU-IAS and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology will assist participants through the training programme, acknowledging that participants may experience difficulties in adjusting to a new country and culture. Participants could use the low-cost accommodation facilities arranged by SLIIT during their stay in Sri Lanka. Further information on payment and reservation would be provided to the selected participants. 

Living Cost in Sri Lanka

CCDAA Organizing Committee will arrange your accomodation in Sri Lanka.

Student accommodation: Clock Inn Colombo

We have two options for the room, 1) private room or 2) dorm trpe (room share)
Private room is around 48 US$ / day.
For dorm, 12 US$/ day

Cost of meal is about $30-40 /day (lunch and dineer) 


With effect from 1st January 2012, all Holiday or Business travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Please visit for more information.

It is no longer possible to obtain a visa on arrival.

Fees are as follow;

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries: $15

Other countries: $30

Application Deadline

For the latest application deadline please check the application website. Selections will be carried out and announced after the latest given deadline.

Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered, and UNU-IAS will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss. Should you encounter any difficulty with the online application then please contact support [at] and for any admission selection or application questions please contact icsec [at] 

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply on-line at


The venue is at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology Metro Campus in Colombo City, Sri Lanka.