The CAFDP of UCA offers support for Central Asian scholars to pursue doctoral studies, with the understanding that upon graduation they will work as UCA faculty for a minimum of five years at the Graduate School of Development and/or the undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences at UCA’s campuses in Khorog (Tajikistan), Naryn (Kyrgyz Republic) and Tekeli (Kazakhstan).
Eligible fields of study at UCA’s partner institutions include:
· Natural and Applied Sciences: Biology, chemistry, biochemistry, applied physics, geology/geosciences, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering sciences (environmental engineering, complex systems analysis and design), environmental sciences and environmental earth sciences, rural development and natural resource managemen
· Social Sciences and Humanities: Archaeology, cultural anthropology/ethnography, economics, sociology, Asian and Middle Eastern studies, development studies (economics), ethnomusicology, mountain tourism, public policy and business (with a focus on entrepreneurship).
Applicants from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, northern Pakistan (only Gilgit-Baltistan and Malakand Division) and western China (only Xinjiang province) will also be considered.
Application for the CAFDP Scholarship is a two-step process:
· Eligibility for CAFDP – Applicants are required to first meet UCA’s eligibility criteria;
· Admission to Partner University – candidates considered eligible will then be invited to submit full applications to partner universities to secure admission. UCA will work with candidates to select the most appropriate programme and university, based on students’ field of study and available opportunities
English proficiency certificate at a minimum of an institutional based test (UCA placement test or AUCA institutional TOEFL)
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