Field studies

The opportunity to do field studies is primarily aimed at Bachelor's and Master's students who want to acquire knowledge and data for a degree project or an essay.

Field studies through Minor Field Studies

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a grant programme intended for Bachelor’s and Master’s students who want to learn about developing countries and development issues. This is done by collecting data for a degree project over a period of 8 to 20 weeks in a country approved by Sida/UHR.

Your field study should relate to some of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The grant is funded by Sida but is administered by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. The grant of SEK 27,000 can be used for such expenses as travel, accommodations, vaccines and visas. The grant is open to citizens from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Swedish permanent residency (PUT) holders.

On 23 May, 2022, it was announced that Minor Field Studies (MFS) will be discontinued. The projects that have been approved within the framework of MFS need to be completed before 10 January 2023.

Complete information on the discontinuation of MFS can be found on UHR's website.

More information that concerns you who is still to complete your field study within MFS can be found on our pages about Minor Field Studies.

Field studies through Erasmus traineeship

Within the Erasmus programme, students can receive a grant for participating in a traineeship at a company, organisation or university in Europe. Students may also use the grant to finance data collection for an independent project e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis/degree project or doctoral thesis. More information on how to apply for an Erasmus traineeship can be found on the pages about Erasmus traineeship.