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 Step 1 in the MFS student guide below.
Information regarding the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' travel advice
According to MFS regulations it is never permitted to start a field study in a country to which the Swedish Foreign Ministry advices against travel (including non essential travel). It is therefore important that you stay updated on any changes in travel advice by the ministry. The ministry currently advices against travelling outside of the EU. This advice is valid until May 31, 2021.
The application for Minor Field Studies
The application form for a Minor Field Study grant opens shortly after the previous application is closed. That means it is almost always possible to start an application. The advantage of starting an application is that we can contact you with information about upcoming information sessions, drop-in meetings etc.
The application closes:
- 15 November 2021 - for projects that can be finished no later than 15 January 2023
- 15 April 2022 - for projects that can be finished no later than 10 January 2022
Documents needed for your application
- Project Proposal Pdf, 128 kB.
- Approval by Department Pdf, 107 kB.
- Budget Pdf, 125 kB.
- Academic Purpose Statement Pdf, 125 kB.
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.
For more information on how to apply for MFS, you may see the recorded information meeting from October 2020.