Minor Field Studies (MFS)

Minor Field Studies (MFS)

The MFS programme offers students the opportunity to engage in global issues during their studies, in order to develop intercultural competence and broaden their knowledge within their field of study with an international perspective. In addition students develop an international network that can lead to further collaboration in low - or middle- income countries.

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship programme for Swedish Bachelor and Masters students at Swedish universities and university colleges with an international interest. Within the MFS framework, the receiver of the MFS scholarship should collect data in a developing country for at least eight weeks for her or his Bachelor or Masters thesis. The focus of the study should be on issues related to the global development process and aspects of the thesis area that are relevant for the economic, social, political, cultural, or knowledge development of the developing country.

The scholarship is 27,000 SEK and is funded by Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The scholarship will allow you, for a minimum of 8 weeks, to carry out a small field study in a low- and middle income country, which will then be the basis for your thesis.

According to MFS rules you can write the thesis on your own or together with a classmate. We recommend to double check this with the director of your study programme as each programme can have specific rules for how many persons can write a thesis together.

More information about the future applications, eligibility, MFS meetings and workshops and much more can be found in the left column.


1 November: students writing their thesis in spring 2021 and autumn 2021


Information meetings to all JU students during Autumn 2020
(No registration needed, just join us!)

General meetings Autumn 2020

31 August 12.00 - 13.00, JIBS
7 December 12.00 - 13.00, JTH, E 1029

MFS application workshops (for students working on their current applications)

8 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Get started with your application!
14 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Success with your application

Contact at JU:

Lucie Weissovaexternal link, opens in new window