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Launch of PhD Program in Development Studies/Conflict, Peace & Development Studies

The Department of Development at CIIT Abbottabad announces PhD scholarships in Development Studies/Conflict, Peace and Development Studies under the Government of Norway funded project on Strengthening Research, Education and Advocacy in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies in Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Eligibility for admission into the Ph.D. program at the Department of Development Studies, CIIT Abbottabad is as follows:

  • A minimum of 18 years of education with a Masters degree in Development Studies, Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, International Relations, Gender Studies and other relevant disciplines
  • A minimum of CGPA 3.00 in the terminal degrees with no third division in entire academic career
  • International GRE (in any social science subject)
  • Strong research proposal
  • Priority will be given to CIIT faculty and staff, female applicants, police/armed forces and disadvantaged/marginalized groups

Interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to contact Incharge Students Affairs Office at CIIT Abbottaabd by submitting a complete application form ( along with the following documents:

  • Cover letter indicating the reason and motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. in the above topic areas
  • Attested copies of past academic records
  • Research proposal (4-5 pages, font 12, single space excluding reference)on one of the above or related topics

Applications must be submitted to the Incharge sStudent Affairs by 27 June 2014. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview. Selected candidate(s) will be registered and enrolled in the Ph.D. program and classes will start from September 2014. In addition to routine admission, fully funded scholarships are also available which will cover all tuition fees, field expenses, monthly stipend and travel to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Norway.

For further information or to submit an application contact:

Bahadar Nawab Khattak, PhD
Associate Professor/Head Department of Development Studies
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad
Tel: ++92 992 383591-6


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