The Minor Field Studies-programme is intended for students at universities and university colleges with an international interest, who wish to gather material for their Bachelor or Master dissertations for periods of 8-10 weeks. It aims to provide Swedish students with the opportunity to build up their knowledge of developing countries and development issues.

An MFS -student receives a stipend of 27,000 SEK to cover some of the costs of the overseas stay.

More information is found at

Possible host countries

An MFS-study can be implemented in a developing country that is presented in the list Possible MFS-countries (pdf) (607 Kb) . MFS can not be implemented in a country to which the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs dissuades travels.

MFS-travel reports

Find inspiration in other students MFS-experiences, read their travel reports here (mainly in Swedish):


If you have questions or concerns, please contact International Office,