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

  1. Project Proposal Pdf, 128 kB.
  2. Approval by Department Pdf, 107 kB.
  3. Budget Pdf, 125 kB.
  4. Academic Purpose Statement Pdf, 125 kB.

To the application

Instructions

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.

Guide to the application for Minor Field Studies

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 Study Abroad on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00–14:00 with the exception of public holidays.

Before the application for exchange studies closes, extra drop-in opportunities will be held on 10, 12 and 15 November at 13:00–14:00.

We offer online drop-in hours in Zoom. Please log in using your student account. 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 and there after you will be connected to an available International Officer for a one on one conversation.

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.

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