Admission announcement 2021

The college of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, Lobesa, Punakha, is pleased to re-announce the call for applications to the Doctoral Degree programme (PhD in Climate Studies program) for the year 2021.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants are eligible only if s/he has Honours or Master’s degree
  2. Applicants should submit a preliminary research proposal pertaining to the crosscutting areas in organic agriculture, food system, gender and climate change)
  3. The research should be conducted within the Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang districts
  4. Female applicants are preferred as candidates
  5. If employed, candidates should declare the letter of consent from their parent organizations
  6. The programme covers full tuition fees, living allowances, book allowances and research expenses (funded by IDRC, Government of Canada through B-KIND Project of TCSRD Tarayana Foundation, Thimphu Bhutan).

Required Documents

  • Application form to be filled and sent by e-mail with the other documents. Download the application form from this link: Application form for PhD admission
  • Up to date CV including academic, employment (if any) and publication records.
  • Motivation Letter on pursuing PhD in Climate Studies (300 to 500 words).
  • A research proposal covering the thematic areas specified in eligibility criteria (b) as mentioned above.

Application submission period:

Completed (filled in) application form with the required document can be submitted on or before midnight of October 29, 2021.


  1. Application submission DEADLINE: on or before 29 October 2021.
  2. Notification to applicants (Results): 02 November 2021.
  3. Enrolment: 05 November 2021.

How to apply?

Complete documents may be submitted to the Programme Leader, Dr Ugyen Thinley ( with cc to Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages (email:

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