Minor Field Studies

Minor Field Studies

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Sida, through it's Minor Field Studies-scholarship programme, provide the possibility for students to spend 8 weeks in a developing country to conduct a field study for a Bachelor or Master degree project/essay.  

Application rounds

Updated terms and conditions for students that wish to conduct their field study during autumn semester 2019. The scholarship sponsor has amended the MFS-programme and there will not be any new scholarships for the Autumn semester 2019. Stockholm University offers students wanting to conduct their field study in Spring or Autumn 2019 to apply for a scholarship (20 scholarships left) already in the January 2019 application round. There may be another application round in April-May for Autumn 2019 field study, however, depends on scholarship availability after the January 2019 round.  

  • January 15 - February 5, 2019 deadline 23:59 (20 scholarships available). For fieldwork during Spring 2019 and Autumn 2019. Note, the field study has to be implemented and reported (participation report) before December 31, 2019.
  • October 2019 (information will be updated during Spring 2019). Stockholm University will receive notification of result for MFS funding for 2020 and 2021 during November 2019. Scholarships will be distributed to students in November, at the earliest. The application round is for students conducting their field study before December 31, 2021. 

Students are highly encouraged to contact the MFS-Coordinator before application mfs@su.se

View of a mountain. Photo: Joshua Earle (Unsplash)

What is Minor Field Studies?

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship programme for field studies in developing countries.

Boats in Vietnam. Photo: Rafa Prada (Unsplash)


Are you eligible to the Minor Field Studies-programme?

Mountain scenery in Malaysia. Photo: Heiswayi Nrird (Unsplash)


Here you find instructions on how to apply to Minor Field Studies.

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Selection and decision

When the application round has closed the selection process starts. This is mainly done on departemental level.

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MFS preparatory course

All students awarded with an MFS-scholarship must attend a preparatory course.


Minor Field Studies

Visiting address: Studenthuset plan 3, Universitetsvägen 2B

Email: mfs@su.se

Departmental International Coordinators

If you have any enquiry about your MFS project, contact the International Coordinator at your home Department.

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