PhD in Applied Development Sciences

Characteristic of the Doctorate

This PhD demonstrates the capacity of its holder to perform high-level autonomous original scientific research affecting concerted and sustainable development respecting human dignity and safeguarding animal and plant species.

Place and Duration of the Training

The training of PhD students will be carried out in three (3) years in the PAID’s network..

Admission Requirements

Admission into the PhD program is on review of documents. It is open to holders of Master’s Degrees, with at least five (5) years of professional experience. Candidates are also expected to have scored at least 60 percent on the Master’s thesis defended.

Application Submission Requirements

  • A receipt of 20,000 CFA francs paid for the study of file;
  • A covering letter (a letter of motivation);
  • A certified true copy of the master’s degree and a copy of the transcript;
  • A medical certificate not more than three months old;
  • A copy of birth certificate;
  • A detailed CV and two passport-sized photographs;
  • Back-up documents on professional experience;
  • A soft copy of the Master's thesis;
  • An application form duly filled by the candidate (to be downloaded from the PAID website).

The application must be deposited at the General Secretariat of PAID or sent by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt at the following adress: P.O. Box 35527, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

NB: The fee for the study of file will be paid at the PAID’s General Secretariat or in PAID’s account at the National Financial Credit Bank S.A, account number 10025 00020 16401024102 59 Code SWIFT: NAFCCMCY.

Persons of contact:

Buea :   Joseph NGWA Tél :  (+237) +237 679 72 00 59

Yaoundé :Chrétien WONSI Tel: ( +237) 697 67 67 18 / 678 20 64 94

Douala : Marcel Essombe Tél :  (+237) 690 25 22 08 / 676 51 59 25 /

Training Fees: Download the tariff HERE

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