The University of Central Asia (UCA) in partnership with the Cambridge Trust announces scholarship opportunities for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

According to press release issued by UCA, the scholarships are for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies in the following fields: Computer Science, Engineering, Media and Communications, Business Management or Economics.  Support for students entering a master’s program as a pathway to a doctoral degree will be considered.  The fields listed reflect some of the majors in undergraduate program offered by UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan are strongly encouraged to apply. Students from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and northern Pakistan are also eligible.  Applicants must meet UCA’s eligibility benchmarks, and admission criteria to the University of Cambridge. 

The scholarships are part of UCA’s ongoing Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) designed to ensure that scholars from the region are strongly represented in UCA’s faculty.  Scholarship recipients will be required to work for three years at the University, after the completion of their studies at the University of Cambridge.

UCA is Central Asia’s sole regional university with fully-residential campuses in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, Khorog, Tajikistan, and Tekeli, Kazakhstan with state-of-the art facilities, small staff - student ratios, and with generous provision for faculty to engage in research.

Interested students are invited to submit their applications to UCA by November 17, 2017.  The deadline for admissions to the University of Cambridge is December 6, 2017 via their online application portal. For further information please contact: cafdp@ucentralasia.org

This partnership between UCA and the Cambridge Trust builds on the quality and standing of both UCA and the University of Cambridge, to enhance the academic quality of UCA’s future faculty.