The West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT) and the Department of Geography are pleased to announce a call for applications for MPhil/PhD student exchange to the Radboud University, Netherlands. Three (3) positions are available.


The exchange programme emerges from a collaboration between the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS) and the Radboud University, Netherlands. The exchange hinges on an Erasmus+ Mundus grant for the period 2024-2025. The learning mobility is designed to allow MPhil/PhD students stay in a multicultural academic environment for up to 6 months to study and also complete their dissertations. Selected students will receive a travel grant of 850 euros and a monthly stipend to be determined. Students will take part in limited coursework and spend more time on their dissertations under the guidance of supervisors in the partner university. Selected applicants will have the option of choosing between the winter (September-January) and the Spring (January to July) semesters.


Applicants must:

  1. be active MPhil/PhD students of the Simong Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies and working on an environmental change related topic.
  2. be in their second (MPhil) or third year (Ph.D.).
  3. have started their research or have the possibility to do so before the trip.
  4. possess a valid passport or show evidence of application

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. a suggested activity plan and deliverables for the period of the exchange, which must be endorsed by his/her supervisor(s).
  3. at least one recommendation letter from the supervising team (sent directly to the emails below).

Selected students will be expected to submit monthly progress reports to the project coordinator for assessment and feedback. Upon return, the student is expected to submit a report on his/her activities for the exchange period to the project coordinator.

Submission: Interested students should send their applications to; and copy  This call (first round) is open until 16 April, 2024.

For further enquiries, contact: