Admissions in PhD in Nursing (Split-Site)

Eligibility Criteria

Following is the eligibility​ criteria for 2023-2024 admission cycle for PhD in Split-Site Nursing at SPGS:

  • Pakistani national with Sindh province domicile.
  • A total of 18 years of education which involves:
    • BSN or Post-RN
    • MSc/MPhil/MSN obtained within the last five (5) years.
      • Completed quality research thesis in the Master’s program.
  • Satisfactory postgraduate experience ideally in an academic institution.
  • Must meet all the eligibility criteria for admission into a PhD program of both Dow University of Health Sciences and the University of Manchester.
  • Proficiency in English:
    • ILETS score of 7.0 or above (or 6.5 and above in each component)
    • TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 100 (with a minimum score of 25 in each component)
    • Scores must be valid on the start date of this program (scores are only valid for two years)


  • During the PhD program, selected candidate will be employed as a faculty in the Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences.
  • Selected candidates must:
    • Submit a fully executed surety bond from a guarantor to serve Dow University of Health Sciences after graduation for at least a period equivalent to the duration of the study.
      • In an event of a failure to fulfill this mandatory requirement, Dow University of Health Sciences reserves the right to:
        • Seek legal action to recover the expenses related to this
          program of study.
        • Deny the issuance of an experience certificate.
    • Sign a Split-site PhD agreement between Dow University of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, and the student.
  • In addition to applying for admission in Dow University of Health Sciences, selected applicants are also required to complete the University of Manchester application.
  • Selected candidate must complete all degree requirements within the specified duration of the PhD program.

Fees and Financial information

The following is the Fee structure for the PhD program as of 2023-2024

Fee TypeAmount
Admission Fee (Non-Refundable)PKR 35,000
Tuition Fee per Semester (Course Work)PKR 111,320
Security Deposit (Refundable)PKR 10,000
Research Fee (till Submission of thesis) per Semester as per DUHS policy
Thesis / Project Defense Fee will be charged as per DUHS policy
Enrollment & Examination Fee will be charged as per DUHS policy

Students registering for a split-site programme will be charged 70% of the standard tuition fee. Supervisors can choose to request a Band 1, 2 or 3 project and will receive 70% of the standard consumable element. When selecting the relevant tuition fee band, supervisors should consider any training or conference support that may be required during the programme.

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