The University of Guelph based in Ontario, Canada offers a fully funded PhD in Collaborative Specialization in International Development Studies. Students must meet the specific admission requirements of their selected collaborating department. PhD program applicants should have a strong background in the social sciences, experience in development research and/or development practice, and stated research interests relating to international development. The University of Guelph offers many resources to financially support graduate students. New full-time doctoral students who are accepted at the University of Guelph are guaranteed funding.