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Minor Field Studies (MFS)

Minor Field Studies (MFS)

The MFS programme offers students the opportunity to engage in global issues during their studies, in order to develop intercultural competence and broaden their knowledge within their field of study with an international perspective. In addition students develop an international network that can lead to further collaboration in low - or middle- income countries.

Minor Field Studies (MFS) is a scholarship programme for Swedish Bachelor and Masters students at Swedish universities and university colleges with an international interest. Within the MFS framework, the receiver of the MFS scholarship should collect data in a developing country for at least eight weeks for her or his Bachelor or Masters thesis. The focus of the study should be on issues related to the global development process and aspects of the thesis area that are relevant for the economic, social, political, cultural, or knowledge development of the developing country.

The scholarship is 27,000 SEK and is funded by Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The scholarship will allow you, for a minimum of 8 weeks, to carry out a small field study in a low- and middle income country, which will then be the basis for your thesis.

General information about MFS at studera.nu (available countries and more)

More information about the MFS program and future applications can be found at Ping Pongexternal link, opens in new window; search for “Minor Field Studies” in the search catalogue. 

Scholarships for field studies at the BaanChivitMai Children's home, Thailand

JU offers scholarships to pursue field studies at the Orphanage BaanChivitMai in Chiang-Rai, Thailand.

This scholarship is in line with the MFS guidelines and application criteria. 2 scholarships are available per year.

Period: 8 weeks. (Can begin from the middle of January till March)

Students fill out the same application as for MFS and specify that they want to apply for the Orphanage BaanChivitMai scholarship.

News

Deadlines 2020
1 May: students writing their thesis in autumn 2020 and spring 2021

15 October: students writing their thesis in spring 2021 and autumn 2021

Information meetings to all JU students during Spring and Autumn 2020
(No registration needed, just join us!)

General meetings Spring 2020

19 February 12.00 - 13.00, HLK Hb 117

MFS DAY - late May 2020 (date to be confirmed in January) - meet JU MFS students

MFS application workshops (for students working on their current applications)

11 March 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Get started with your application!
16 March 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Success with your application

General meetings Autumn 2020

31 August 12.00 - 13.00, JIBS
7 December 12.00 - 13.00, JTH, E 1029

MFS application workshops (for students working on their current applications)

8 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Get started with your application!
14 September 12.00 - 13.00, HHJ Ga334
MFS - Success with your application

Contact at JU:

Lucie Weissovaexternal link, opens in new window