Minor Field Studies

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. More information about entry requirements is available in the MFS application guide below.

The application for Minor Field Studies

On 23 May, 2022, it was announced that Minor Field Studies will be discontinued. A final call for application for a limited number of grants will be held between 1 August and 30 September 2022. The projects that have been approved within the framework of MFS need to be completed before 10 January 2023.

The grant application and other mandatory documentation are submitted electronically through the system MoveON. The application is open between 1 August and 30 September 2022

Instructions to the application

Follow the instructions provided i the guide below. It contains the information you need in order to complete an application. It does contain some links to other websites but you may find all the links in the list of relevant links on this page.

Video guide to MFS

For more information on how to apply for MFS, you may see the recorded information meeting from October 2020.

The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

  • For questions about exchange studies please contact mobility@uu.se.
  • For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact erasmus@uu.se.
  • For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact mfs@uadm.uu.se.

Zoom drop-in hours

During the semesters you can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about studies abroad. When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn. You will then be asked to briefly describe your question before you are transferred to an individual conversation with an available International Officer.

Drop-in is offered on Tuesdays at 11:00–12:00 and Thursdays at 13:00–14:00 during the semesters with the exception of public holidays.

The last drop-in for the sping semester of 2022 is Thursday 2 June. After the summer break, we will reopen for drop-in on Thursday 1 September 2022.

Take your questions to the Zoom drop-in

Book us for an information meeting

You can book us for information meetings for your program, department or faculty. You can also book us to hold an information meeting for your student association, nation or union. For booking contact us at mobility@uu.se.

Social media

Follow us and our students who are abroad on Instagram. You can also follow us on Facebook where we also post information on upcoming information sessions.